Zenyatta officially Retired

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by skipaway, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    She'll spend her years at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, KY. A.P Indy stands there too, wonder if he will be the first sire of her offspring.

    Thanks, Zenyatta and the Mosses for a great ride...have a wonderful retirement with lots of babies!

    Zenyatta to Lane's End

    Stallion Registry at Lane's End

    Stallions at Lane's End

    Boy, Rock Hard Ten and Zenyatta.....one big foal!
     
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  3. sk8pics

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    I'm both :wuzrobbed that we won't get to see her race again and :encore: that she retires healthy and happy. Also hoping they really will let fans visit. I'll be one of the first in line next year if that is the case!
     
  4. AragornElessar

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    It really was one Hell of a Ride and great memories too. Many thanks need to go to the Mosses for not retiring her last year and letting her run for another year. That way, we got to enjoy her racing a little longer.

    Thank God Zenyatta made it through it all w/out any major injuries and is retiring healthy. Can't wait to hear when she's going to be expecting her first foal.

    ITA about breeding her w/AP Indy. Not only won't there be the danger of as much cross breeding, but he's a beautiful boy in his own right. I can just see a Zenyatta/Indy foal in my mind's eye and a what a beautiful little one it would be too. :)
     
  5. heckles

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    Hey, inbreeding makes the best racehorses and NASCAR fans.
     
  6. sk8pics

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    If you're in the area, Zenyatta is supposed to make an appearance at Keeneland next Monday afternoon about 4:15 pm. I wish I could go! And of course, her grand farewell is Sunday at Hollywood Park in CA.... I really hope they will allow some visitors at Lane's End.... I would think she'd be terribly bored if she doesn't get to see some people some times!
     
  7. sk8pics

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    Watching Zenyatta walking around the paddock at Hollywood Park right now. Boy, it is packed there. She just stopped and looked around at everyone, probably thinking, is everyone going to have to hug me and get a picture taken with me? LOL. She doesn't look that worked up, which is good. Probably really wondering what is going on.
     
  8. barbk

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    I wonder what she'll think of life on the breeding farm.
     
  9. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    Zenyatta Easing into Life at Lane's End

    In the article there are links to her "facebook" page with some video's of her getting a nice walk around.

    Right now...it's 19 degrees F in Lexington...She's probably thinking, "I only lost to Blame by a nose, take me home to CA, I promise to win next time!" :(
     
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  10. sk8pics

    sk8pics Well-Known Member

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    :lol::lol:

    And at the video of her farewell at Hollywood Park, she looked like she was thinking, "Are all these people going to want to hug me and kiss my nose?:eek:" :lol:
     
  11. skipaway

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  12. sk8pics

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    You beat me to it! It does my heart good to see her looking so happy. Beautiful pictures in the shoot. And she ran to her (former) groom at one point, so sweet. Just does my heart good.
     
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  14. Rottie

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    I bet she was only beaten by a nose. ;)

    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the link, skipaway. And I think how *big* she is really comes across in those shots.
     
  15. sk8pics

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    Her diary post from yesterday is very heartwarming. "Z" talks about how happy she was, actually squealing when she started running. And she kissed several of her friends. Awwww.......

    Edited to add: Here is the link to the video from Bloodhorse of her first time free in her own paddock:
    http://bcove.me/07avpkv6

    You can hear her squeal a couple of times, and at one point she is really flying around the paddock. When Mario is walking her after that, she is doing her strut. I guess running around got her blood up a bit! Also sweet to see her choosing to spend some of her time free with her people. Awwww.....
     
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  16. skipaway

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    awesome video. loved the end with "her family"
     
  17. sk8pics

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    Diary post #47 on zenyatta.com has a very cute picture of two little boys visiting Z. One is kissing her (or maybe being kissed :lol:) and the other is reaching in to pet her. Too cute!
     
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  20. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    and.....bred to Bernardini!!!! I wish her a happy, healthy foal out of this mating.

    Zenyatta's First

    Diary Entry

    and OT: Rachel Alexandra was bred last week to Curlin! Best of luck to her too.
     
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  22. Rottie

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    :lol:
     
  23. sk8pics

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    :lol::lol: And also :lol::lol: that they pulled her mane and polished her hooves for her "date."

    I'm glad it went well, from all accounts.
     
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  25. skipaway

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    Squibble, incredibly creative diary entry...:rofl:
     
  26. Jimena

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    Boy, that Curlin would definitely annoy me. Way too insecure. :p
     
  27. sk8pics

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    :lol::lol::lol: I met Curlin last year and he is actually very sure of himself. And beautiful.:cool: And friendly to the whole big group of us there to worship see him.
     
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  29. AragornElessar

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    That's going to be a beautiful little foal. :)
     
  30. skipaway

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