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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:46 pm

I remember watching a Storm Cat offspring run at Los Al. He was decent and, IIRC, NOT a gelding. Considering how frequently QH boys get snipped, I would guess that having Storm Cat as a sire made him too valuable to geld.
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:48 pm

Ah! I totally remember the whole cloning story. Didn't one of the 2 original clones die?

If someone has the ear of a BH writer, they should look into doing a followup. Next year will be 5 years since we lost the grand old man.

**sorry to hijack the Z thread, lol!!**
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:49 am

The Storm Cat clones belong to a Polo player with a Polo pony outfit who already own a string of 5 clones from his favourite/best polo pony mare ever. One of the Storm Cat clones died in a freak accident unrelated to him being a clone, yah.
The other one, he hopes will become a popular polo pony sire and he sounded like he was also hoping to develop an unofficial racing circuit for clones and unreg. horses or something. I remember thinking there was something vaguely shady about it.
I do not think this Storm Cat clone could be used for AQHA though because he himself can't be registered with either the JC or the AQHA.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:16 pm

Didn't know whether to post here or in the foals thread :::throws up hands::: 8-) Apparently Z17 is "the little boss lady of her group"... http://www.zenyatta.com/news/friday-photos-13

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ETA: in the comments (so take FWIW) someone asks about the filly's club foot?!?! Not sure whether it's an assumption b/c the pics "never show the feet" :? or whether it's something that's been noted/mentioned...
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Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:08 am

ETA: in the comments (so take FWIW) someone asks about the filly's club foot?!?!

I think there were questions here about her right front foot after the photos on this page were posted:
http://thoroughbredchampions.com/forum/ ... &start=890
In the 2nd photo, below the one of her rearing/playing with Zen, her right fetlock looks fat, while the cannon bone of the foreleg looks thin. IIRC, the consensus here was that it was just a wonky angle and that the leg looked fine from other angles.
If there are now comments with this most recent photo that talk about a "club foot," are they reacting to the photo I linked above...or a more recent one that appears to show a "club foot?" :?
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Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:59 am

Maybe it's this photo?

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BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:28 pm

Well, that does make it look like the right front fetlock is a bit bulbous. :?
Could it be a trick of light because that foot is dark?
IIRC, a 'club foot' is a thickening of the fetlock and pastern (due to some bone deformation?), and her pastern looks normal. The 'swelling' looks like it's above her fetlock joint.
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Treve
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Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:43 pm

A club foot in horses is usually a misshapen hoof and an enlarged coronary band (rather than the entire pastern) as a result, it shouldn't really affect the fetlock.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:35 pm

Thanks for the correction. I knew I should have done some Googling first. :oops: :lol:
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Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:00 pm

I hope being the boss in the paddock translates into having the desire to actually pass horses, which Ziconic at least seems to utterly lack. l
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Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:39 pm

Diver52 wrote:I hope being the boss in the paddock translates into having the desire to actually pass horses, which Ziconic at least seems to utterly lack. l
He's passed a lot of horses. Just not all of them.
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:45 pm

Has Zenyatta's filly been named yet? I noticed there is a "Princess of Delmar" on reserve and it got me thinking about Zen's filly
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:20 pm

They were still calling her 17Z in the blog a few weeks ago, haven't seen any announcement.
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:28 pm

I'm not sure 'Princess of Del Mar' is the perfect fit. Didn't John S. say that the Big Z really didn't like Del Mar? Yeah, she won over it, but she did that a lot, wherever she ran. :P ;)
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With the Moss divorce, how do they determine ownership on the horses like Z and subsequent foals? I know anything would just be a mere guess, but it is interesting to ponder that we could see these horses pass through a dispersal at some point.
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bare it all wrote:With the Moss divorce, how do they determine ownership on the horses like Z and subsequent foals? I know anything would just be a mere guess, but it is interesting to ponder that we could see these horses pass through a dispersal at some point.
I cannot imagine Ann allowing anything to happen to Zenyatta. She still will own the Zenyatta website.
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Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:48 pm

Ziggypop wrote:
bare it all wrote:With the Moss divorce, how do they determine ownership on the horses like Z and subsequent foals? I know anything would just be a mere guess, but it is interesting to ponder that we could see these horses pass through a dispersal at some point.
I cannot imagine Ann allowing anything to happen to Zenyatta. She still will own the Zenyatta website.
If the divorce gets messy it may be up to a judge what happens with their assests.
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:52 am

December at Lane’s End: Part 2
Catching up with Zenyatta’s 2017 Medaglia d’Oro filly was one of the highlights of our December trip to Lane’s End Farm. It’s clear that she and her three paddock mates have a strong bond, and it’s a joy to see them out in the field together. As promised, here are lots of photos!
Part one of this post, with our photos of Zenyatta, can be found here.

All photos by Kyle Acebo for Zenyatta.com
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17Z at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.
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17Z and paddock mates at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.
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More: http://www.zenyatta.com/news/december-a ... end-part-2
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:54 am

Love the shaggy winter coats.
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:41 am

Cute as a button! She doesn’t look overly big, and I’m having a hard time seeing Zenyatta in her, but she is darling.
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