Zenyatta and her first foal, a colt by Bernardini born on March 8, 2012, at Lane's End Farm, with comments from her owners Jerry and Ann Moss. Courtesy of HRTV/Jerry and Ann Moss Watch Video
Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year, became one of America's most beloved new moms when she delivered a healthy dark bay colt at about 10:10 p.m. EST March 8 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux, winner of 19 consecutive Thoroughbred races in 2011, will be honored with the Special Eclipse Award during ceremonies Jan. 16.
Online voting is now open for the second annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and excellence resounded most with the public.
- By Tom LaMarra
The accomplishments of the gelding and his connections are remarkable in their own way. read blog
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux will face four foes in his bid the evening of Nov. 21 to set the all-time modern North American record for consecutive victories. The gelding was pre-entered for the Dec. 3 Claiming Crown.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve discusses his visit with the queens of racing. read blog
Total pari-mutuel wagering on the Nov. 4-5 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs was at least $183 million, according to the latest figures released by Breeders' Cup.
Castleton Lyons' three-time homebred champion Gio Ponti has been retired from racing to stand at stud in 2012 at the Lexington farm.
Without Zenyatta, TV ratings on ESPN2, ABC, and ESPN all fell in 2011 with Saturday's Breeders' Cup program suffering the most damage.
Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm in Australia sold a weanling half sister to Zenyatta for $1.5 million during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction Nov. 7 in Lexington.
A weanling Henrythenavigator half sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta (by Street Cry) commanded $1.5 million early during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Frank Stronach buys her.
Gilgai Farm, the breeder of undefeated Australian superstar Black Caviar, also is the owner of the weanling half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta that is slated to be offered at the Keeneland.
The story of Rapid Redux -- winner of 19 straight from December 2010 through October 2011 -- points out the importance of consistent placement at a level at which he can compete.
Lenny and Steve discuss the draw, longshots for the Breeders' Cup, talk to John Shirreffs a year after Zenyatta, and make some picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
He's got two solid contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships this year, but for trainer John Shirreffs things are a whole lot calmer than they were in 2010 when he shipped Zenyatta to Churchill Downs.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux tied the United States record for consecutive wins, notching his 19th straight in a starter allowance race at muddy Laurel Park Oct. 27.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux will attempt to tie the North American record for consecutive victories when he faces four other horses in a starter allowance test at Laurel Park Oct. 27.
- By Steve Haskin
Fillies are beating colts regularly all over the world. read blog
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux withstood challenges from two opponents through the first mile and then drew away to win his 18th race in a row Oct. 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Breeders' Cup Ltd., along with Zenyatta owners Jerry and Ann Moss, announced the launch of the inaugural Breeders' Cup Zenyatta Celebration, to be held Championship Friday, Nov. 4, at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Racing worked its magic from Longchamp to Belmont to Santa Anita. read blog
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux, who has won his last 17 starts, is entered Sept. 30 in another starter allowance event at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia.
Guest blogger/photographer Mathea Kelley returns with another update on Zenyatta. read blog
Let's be honest, this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) needs a boost, especially with Zenyattamania and even a double dose of Curlin still fresh in everyone's mind. read blog
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux popped the gate and never looked back en route to his 17th consecutive victory Sept. 16 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Jerry and Ann Moss, owners of 2010 Horse of the Year and three-time champion older mare Zenyatta, relayed her story to an audience of racing fans and equine enthusiasts Sept. 14.
A chance for up to six people to visit Horse of the Year Zenyatta will go to the highest bidder at Crystal Boots & Silver Spurs.
A Street Cry colt from the family of Horse of the Year Zenyatta was purchased by Irish bloodstock John McCormack for $750,000 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Jerry and Ann Moss, owners of 2010 Horse of the Year and three-time champion older mare Zenyatta, will speak at the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Distinguished Industry Lecture Series Sept. 14.
Zenyatta's weanling half sister by Henrythenavigator will be offered at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale by Select Sales.
David Ingordo explains what he looks for in a horse's conformation as a yearling. Plus the DVD includes a special feature on how he discovered Zenyatta. watch video
What did David Ingordo see in Zenyatta as a yearling sale prospect? Learn this and more as industry experts explain what they look for in yearling conformation. watch video
J.D. Sweeney, 49, of San Diego, submitted the winning bid this week of $11,200 for a trip the Breeders' Cup World Championships and a visit with retired Breeders' Cup champion Zenyatta this November.
Fans can bid on a travel package to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, including a visit to retired Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and 2010 Horse of the year Zenyatta.
Mathea Kelley shares photos of Zenyatta enjoying spring at Lane's End. read blog
An opportunity for up to six people to visit Zenyatta will be offered to the highest bidder at the eighth annual "Night of the Stars," the June 18 fundraiser for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope.
Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, has been pronounced in foal at the 60-day mark after being covered by Bernardini.
Apart may still be overshadowed by a prominent former stablemate-champion Blame-but similarities between the two horses exist. Read Blog
Steve Haskin talks with John Shirreffs, trainer of Mr. Commons. Plus, an update on Zenyatta from Dottie Shirreffs. Watch Video
A walk April 17 after the final race of Santa Anita's winter/spring meet raised $100,000 for the Women's Cancer Program. The walk was held on the racetrack.
Photographer Mathea Kelley stops by to share some of the images she took at Queen Z's recent birthday party held at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, KY. Read Blog
Australian-based Black Caviar nosed out U.S. champion Blame as the top-rated horse in the world, based on World Thoroughbred Rankings from Oct. 1, 2010 through March 27, 2011.
Peppers Pride, who retired undefeated with 19 wins, produced her first live foal, a chestnut Distorted Humor filly, Feb. 19.
Zenyatta, 2010's Horse of the Year, was honored with the 2011 William H. May Award by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
Zenyatta, last year's Horse of the Year for Jerry and Ann Moss, is no longer in foal.
ESPN's coverage of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) from Churchill Downs is one of six nominees for a Sports Emmy Award in the live sports special category.
Five things? We received 50 unique recommend-ations to improve racing. Read Blog
Terry Wallace, the voice of Arkansas horse racing since 1975, was honored March 19 with the Arkansas Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's Man of the Year Award for 2011.
Guest photographer Mathea Kelley followed Zenyatta around Lane's End Farm and got some great shots to share with all of Zenyatta's fans here at Through the Lens. Special thanks to Zenyatta's connections and the Lane's End. Read Blog
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