• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Zenyatta works?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Zenyatta works?

    If Zenyatta is retired why do I keep getting works for her from Equibase? Did I miss something or do they just still have her at the track and are giving her some exercise?
    In my fantasy...I think they are keeping her around to race against RA next year.
    CRAYOLA Posse: PLUM

  • #2
    WHAT retired..
    So is she off to the breeding shed then ?
    do share .
    "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      Didn't her owners say that she was retiring after the Breeder's Cup win?
      CRAYOLA Posse: PLUM

      Comment


      • #4
        She is retired, but she's still a very, very fit horse, so they're just working her to let her blow off a little steam.
        www.laurienberenson.com

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          Thanks LaurieB, I thought it was something along those lines.
          CRAYOLA Posse: PLUM

          Comment


          • #6
            Exactly what LaurieB said. Blood Horse or someother reported as much a little while ago. Z's retired but hasn't left the track yet --her caring owners don't want her to catch a chill in the Kentucky winter weather and think she'd be more comfortable staying in her familiar CA surroundings until spring-- so works are her energy outlet. If I find the story I'll come back and link to it.

            Comment


            • #7
              Surely they're not going to keep her at the track & keep working her & keep her fit before breeding. Makes no sense -- why keep a very fit horse ...very very fit if you're trying to let them down from fitness?? Let her out & be a horse ...actually retire her if that's still the plan. Also makes me think there's more to her 'retirement' than what's let out to be as they could just gallop her to 'let off steam' -- no reason to work unless you're keeping them fit for a reason...i.e. to race.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by tbracer65 View Post
                Surely they're not going to keep her at the track & keep working her & keep her fit before breeding. Makes no sense -- why keep a very fit horse ...very very fit if you're trying to let them down from fitness?? Let her out & be a horse ...actually retire her if that's still the plan. Also makes me think there's more to her 'retirement' than what's let out to be as they could just gallop her to 'let off steam' -- no reason to work unless you're keeping them fit for a reason...i.e. to race.
                I'm guessing because you cannot just throw a horse out to pasture that is that fit. You'll make them sick. Remember when Royal Kaliber had to be stall rested after his injury and he coliced?

                They are perhaps keeing her fit and then slowly reduce the work load till she is ready to be bred and put in the pasture.
                "Common sense is so rare nowadays, it should be classified as a super power."-Craig Bear Laubscher

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by tbracer65 View Post
                  Surely they're not going to keep her at the track & keep working her & keep her fit before breeding. Makes no sense -- why keep a very fit horse ...very very fit if you're trying to let them down from fitness?? Let her out & be a horse ...actually retire her if that's still the plan. Also makes me think there's more to her 'retirement' than what's let out to be as they could just gallop her to 'let off steam' -- no reason to work unless you're keeping them fit for a reason...i.e. to race.
                  Well, Z is awfully busy doing charity work and making appearances.

                  Here's the article I was referring to earlier, from the TB Times as it were: Zenyatta breezes to take edge off

                  Comment

                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    Ha!! I love that picture of her, doing charity work!
                    CRAYOLA Posse: PLUM

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I do wonder, though, why she's doing timed works. I can certainly see getting her out on the track for exercise, even fast exercise, but why are they putting her name in with the clocker?
                      www.laurienberenson.com

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Originally posted by LaurieB View Post
                        I do wonder, though, why she's doing timed works. I can certainly see getting her out on the track for exercise, even fast exercise, but why are they putting her name in with the clocker?
                        That's why I asked the question. I see where she would need exercise while still at the track. But, timed? Why?
                        CRAYOLA Posse: PLUM

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          because she is Zenyatta!

                          If she ran by me, I would punch my stopwatch.
                          A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lizathenag View Post
                            because she is Zenyatta!

                            If she ran by me, I would punch my stopwatch.
                            LOL! Great quote!
                            * Sunny * Ella (2006 filly) * Tank (2008 colt)*

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lizathenag View Post
                              because she is Zenyatta!

                              If she ran by me, I would punch my stopwatch.
                              I wouldn't. I'd just stand there and watch with my mouth hanging open.
                              www.laurienberenson.com

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                So are there any thoughts on who the Sire is going to be yet ?
                                "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by LaurieB View Post
                                  I do wonder, though, why she's doing timed works. I can certainly see getting her out on the track for exercise, even fast exercise, but why are they putting her name in with the clocker?
                                  Exactly --- I didn't mean (& reread my post, too) to just pitch her out in the field. They could gallop here & open gallop, whatever to let her down from fitness while she's still stabled at the track -- but doing TIMED works is not something you do to let them down....

                                  ...and to Nikki ... not EVERY horse will get sick being turned out while they are still fit for short periods of time for exercise or 'blow of steam'. Heck, a lot of horses get turned out in-between races for short periods of time. Matz turns his out, too, for ex.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    From what I read, she is doing timed works to keep from tearing the barn down. December 26 is Zenyatta Day at Santa Anita. Perhaps they will start changing her schedule after the retirement ceremony?
                                    Sarah K. Andrew | Twitter | Blog | Horses & Hope calendar | Flickr | Instagram

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Alibhai's Alibar View Post
                                      From what I read, she is doing timed works to keep from tearing the barn down. December 26 is Zenyatta Day at Santa Anita. Perhaps they will start changing her schedule after the retirement ceremony?
                                      I think perhaps you're missing the point. Z can work as fast or slow, as long or short, as her connections want her too--all without putting her name in with the clocker to make the work official. There's no reason to have the clocker time her works and turn them in. That's what we're wondering about.
                                      www.laurienberenson.com

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        I am a huge Zenyatta fan.

                                        Just read that she finished second in AP female athlete of the year award voting, behind Serena Williams and ahead of Kim Clijsters.
                                        "I swear it happened just like this" - Leonard Cohen

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X