Zenyatta’s Weanling Foal Is Humanely Euthanized

Z Princess, September 2014. Photo by Kyle Acebo for Team Zenyatta. www.zenyatta.com

Z Princess, September 2014. Photo by Kyle Acebo for Team Zenyatta. www.zenyatta.com

Racing Legend Zenyatta’s team posted a message on their website on October 29, 2014 with news of the passing of her weanling named “Z Princess” due to a pasture accident. This is the message from their website:

“Dear fans,
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Zenyatta’s filly, affectionately nicknamed Z Princess. She was a member of our family and had just begun to make her mark on the world. This is a heartbreaking loss for those who knew and loved her.

The following is a statement from Lane’s End Farm:

It is with a heavy heart that I must report the death of the 2014 War Front / Zenyatta weanling filly. She was humanely euthanized last night at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital after a paddock accident on the farm.

As caretakers of these Thoroughbreds, we collectively mourn the loss of this beautiful filly.

On behalf of the Farish family and the entire staff at Lane’s End Farm, our condolences go out to Jerry and Ann, Team Zenyatta and all the great fans who support Zenyatta.

Respectfully,
Mike Cline
General Manager of Lane’s End Farm

At this time, we ask that all messages of love and condolence be sent to the Zenyatta office. Team Z would like to lessen the load on Lane’s End Farm and their dedicated staff.

Zenyatta.com
300 E. 54th St. #27A
New York, NY 10022

Our planned 2014 Zenyatta.com Celebration will continue as scheduled this weekend. This event is about celebrating the love that we share for Zenyatta, the strength of this community, and working together to improve our sport. We invite you to join us in raising money for Thoroughbred Rehab Center, Inc. Details will follow.”

We are saddened to hear about the loss of this foal, or any foal. Horses are so bold and strong, sometimes we forget how fragile they are….

Source: www.zenyatta.com

2 Responses

    • Kathy

      I would guess she broke something running around with the other weanlings. Horses, for all their size and strength, are fragile animals and because of their nature, it’s often impossible to repair catastrophic injuries.

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