Yesterday love was in the air in central Kentucky when the “Wonder Mare”, Zenyatta met her first boyfriend, Bernadini! This match made in racing heaven is one of the most anticipated courtships that racing has watched in a very long time and is proving to be exciting for fans from all over the world!
Zenyatta is taking up residence at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles which is right outside of Lexington, KY. Lane’s End Farm is home to some of the most prolific and successful stallions in the country including AP Indy, which many thought she was going to be bred to. Zenyatta’s owners surprised us though by sending her to Darley to be bred to Bernadini! Zenyatta will live at Lane’s End Farm as a broodmare and her foal should arrive sometime in early 2012!
Lady Z has been settling into life in Kentucky well spending time out in the pasture with other broodmares and enjoying not only the chilly weather that January brought to the Lexington area but also the warm temperatures that February has brought! It was a hard life for such a prolific and talented mare to settle into, but she seems to be loving her life as a broodmare and is sure to enjoy weather that is more like her home in California when summer rolls into the bluegrass!
Zenyatta isn’t only the most famous race horse in recent history, this wonder mare is also one of the most popular Breyer horses in recent history! Everyone wants a piece of arguably the most successful mare the racing history! This lovely mare has won and unprecedented 19 out of 20 starts loosing the 20th race but less than a head!
So don’t delay, head over to Golden Oak Stables and bring home Zenyatta and get ready for baby with all of us! We’ll all be waiting on pins and needles for a due date and I know I’ll be waiting to hear what name they pick! Personally I’m rooting for “Don’t Stand Too Close To Z!”. We’ll all just have to wait together!