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."
The Zenyatta.com team requested that "all messages of love and condolence be sent to the Zenyatta office. Team Z would like to lessen the load on Lane's End Farm and their dedicated staff. Thank you for all of your love and support during this difficult time."
Condolences can be sent to Zenyatta.com, 300 E. 54th St. #27A, New York, NY 10022.