Foaling season is here in full bloom and the Kentucky Bluegrass welcomed it’s newest and most awaited new foal just a few days ago, Zenyatta’s first foal!
Foals are being welcomed to the world all over but none of them was as awaited as that of Zenyatta and Bernadini’s foal! Zenyatta lit up the horse world as the strong and powerful mare with an incredible 19:1 record! This power mare raced her way into the record books and into the hearts of millions with her determination and her iconic jig she did just before each race. Ridden by famed jockey Mike Smith, Zenyatta made her home at Hollywood Park in California and grew quite the following out west. It wasn’t long though before the entire country had caught Zenyatta fever! With two wins in The Breeders Cup and a very close second in her final race to Blame it was easy to see why fans so quickly fell in love. During her career Zenyatta has won numerous awards and even has a race named after her!
In January of 2011 Zenyatta made her way to Kentucky to begin her life as a broodmare at the famous Lane’s End Farm. After a successful breeding she’s lived out the past year relaxing in the bluegrass and getting ready for her new foal! Fans all over the world waited with baited breath when news broke late last week that the time was growing near! At 10:10am on March 8th Zenyatta brought a dark bay colt into the world who bears a striking resemblance to his mother!
It will be a few years before we see just what Zenyatta’s colt is capable of but you can still bring a little reminder of Zenyatta home! Golden Oak Stables has a portrait model of this super mare from Breyer that has already become a favorite among collectors all over the world! Created in near perfect resemblance, Zenyatta has every detail that her real life counterpart carries, even down to her spots along her socks!
With a new foal, Zenyatta’s legacy will live on for many years to come, but it can also live on forever with her stunning Breyer model, fit only for Queen Z!