05/05/2014 5:31PM

Zenyatta will not be bred in 2014

Kyle Acebo/Zenyatta.com
Zenyatta, seen here with her April 20 foal by War Front, will not be bred in 2014.

Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year, will not be bred in 2014, according to a news release on the horse’s official website.

The 10-year-old Street Cry mare has produced three foals, most recently giving birth to a War Front filly on April 20. She foaled Cozmic One, a Bernardini colt, in 2012 and the Tapit colt Ziconic in 2013.

Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Zenyatta has resided at Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky. for her entire broodmare career.

“From the start, Zenyatta’s happiness and well-being has been our top priority,” the website release read. “Following the birth of her perfect new filly, we have decided to honor her by giving her a year off from foaling.

“Zenyatta continues to be in good health and excellent condition,” the release continued. “She will have time to rest, mentally and physically, and to enjoy being a horse in one of the most beautiful places in the country.”

Zenyatta has been one of North America’s most watched broodmares following an on-track body of work that included 19 consecutive wins, including the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic, and a narrow defeat in the 2010 Classic to finish her career. In addition to 2010 Horse of the Year honors, Zenyatta also earned Eclipse Awards as champion older mare each year from 2008 to 2010.

Reiner727 . More than 1 year ago
Pretty amusing how when she was getting bred people were whining about her being a "baby-machine" and that the Mosses only care about money. Now that she's getting a year off people are still accusing the Mosses about only caring about money. Classic damned if you do and damned if you don't situation! I wish the best to Z, her foals, and her connections!
Connie More than 1 year ago
Their giving her the year off because she foaled so last this year. Thoroughbreds want to be born as close to January 1st as possible. All thoroughbred are considered 1 year old on Jan 1st no matter what time of year they are born.
Pagani Zonda More than 1 year ago
Good to hear. Hopefully this is a sign that she goes oversea's and has a date with Galileo :)
William Tuffey More than 1 year ago
When I rode I learned that the horse always comes first so I'm glad Zenyatta is getting a year off. But don't be fooled, the reason Zenyatta is getting a year off is it would be a late May or June foal and would be at a disadvantage when running.
gallopingtom More than 1 year ago
Send her to europe. She should be matched with invisible spirit, Frankel, Galileo or even Sea the Stars. I'm not sure but she might be a bad cross with STS. Can you be too inbred to Northern Dancer?
Dave C More than 1 year ago
All true, but I am sure they are just working to get a January foal next as they were up to late April...
Bruce Epstein More than 1 year ago
shows their class by not "using her" every year.
Lmaris More than 1 year ago
Would be a May 2015 foal, far less likely to perform until later, maybe not until 2018, too late for Triple Crown. So waiting for January 2016 foal means it is far more likely to have better racing value, as better chance to run in 2018 at 2, then classics at 3.
mikey More than 1 year ago
The next time she is bred the horse's name needs to start with an A.The foal's name can be fron ATO Z.Rest up great lady.
Mark D More than 1 year ago
I have 6 brothers and 2 sisters.....my Mom can respect that! lol
Charles Lucas More than 1 year ago
It is truly nice to see that the ownership think of her as a living creature as opposed to just a money making piece of meat. She is truly one of the best horses male or female to ever race. Like all horse racing, her foals are like any other in the racing game, its a game of chance, however if any of these have her heart, they will be runners. Look forward to see if they do....
Lmaris More than 1 year ago
They made the choice between breeding her in june for a May foal or waiting a year for a January foal. This WAS a dollars and cents decision, just couched as a humanitarian gesture.