Zenyatta loses her 2018 foal

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  1. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    It's been a bad year for breeding and Zenyatta has had a rough go as far as trouble in her broodmare status. Looks like she lost her foal and they confirmed it for this year, she had carried for some time too. I have enjoyed following her career racing and as well her retirement. So far her foals have not produced well at the track, but I like last years filly.

    She had contracted placentitis and had apparently lost the foal a bit ago, this was just official posting if it. The foal had been sired by Into Mischief. I've been a little puzzled by their choices of stallions myself, but who knows.

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  2. Pony123

    Pony123 Full Member

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    I saw this a couple days ago. Poor mare has had a hard time with her babies. :(
     
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  3. Copper17

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    American Cleopatra also lost her Uncle Mo foal.

    Zenyatta seems to have a black cloud hanging over her.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    In my experience, it's not unusual for exceptional race mares to not be exceptionally lucky in producing, let alone producing horses of their same calibre.
     
  5. barrel_racer64

    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    I have wondered about this as well. She was so exceptional on the track that I'm not surprised her foals have been a bit of a disappointment in comparison...

    She does seem to have an extremely rough go of it as a broodmare though, is this the 3rd or 4th foal she lost?
     
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  6. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    Her War Front filly died after a paddock accident as a filly, she lost a colt shortly after birth. I think that was last year or the year before. And now this one.

    She has 3 healthy foals, I believe. Cosmic One is retired and starting a career as a saddle horse. Ziconic is still racing. I don’t know anything about the 3rd.
     
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  7. Copper17

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    Her 3rd surfing foal isn' even 1 yet so still tough. Ziconic hasn' broken his maiden and Cosmic One is now being trained as a saddle horse
     
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  8. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Didn't hear this, what a year it has been.
     
  9. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    You're probably right, it certainly seems that way with expectations so high.
     
  10. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    The Jockey Club needs to go with the times and allow recip mares...and AI, while we´re at it...
    I know the stud farms are where most of the money is made, but really, there is no good reason to still forbid those in the times of easy DNA tests...
     

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