Weanling Daughter of Champion Zenyatta Dies

The filly was euthanized the evening of Oct. 28 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after a paddock accident at Lane’s End Farm.
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The team connected to champion Zenyatta reported a saddening loss Oct. 29 when a weanling War Front filly out of the 2010 Horse of the Year was euthanized following a paddock accident at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky.

"We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Zenyatta's filly, affectionately nicknamed Z Princess," reported Zenyatta.com, the website overseen by owners Jerry and Ann Moss. "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."

According to a statement from Lane's End Farm general manager Mike Cline, the filly was euthanized the evening of Oct. 28 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after a paddock accident on the farm.

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

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Winner of the 2011 Eclipse Award for Feature/Commentary and the 2008 Louisville Metro Journalism Award for Sports Writing, Claire Novak has melded her love for human-interest journalism and the equine breed into a successful Turf writing career. Since her first freelance article on racing was published at BloodHorse.com in 2005, her byline has appeared in the New York Times, ESPN The Magazine, and on ESPN.com, among others. She lives near Lexington and, when not writing about racing, can often be found jumping her Thoroughbred, Bob.

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