Zenyatta's Weanling Filly Dies

VERSAILLES, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2014) -- Sad news to report over on the DRF Breeding front, as champion Zenyatta's weanling filly by popular young commercial sire War Front was euthanized last night following a paddock accident.

The filly, who was born April 20, resided at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., where Zenyatta has been boarded since her retirement in late 2010 for owners Jerry and Ann Moss.

"She was humanely euthanized last night at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital after a paddock accident on the farm," Lane's End general manager Mike Cline wrote in a statement issued on the official Zenyatta website. "As caretakers of these Thoroughbreds, we collectively mourn the loss of this beautiful filly.”

Zenyatta is also the dam of Cozmic One, a 2-year-old colt by Bernardini, currently in training with John Shirreffs in New York; and Ziconic, a yearling Tapit colt, who has begun his early training at Mayberry Farm near Ocala, Fla. The mare was not bred for a 2015 foal.

Check drf.com/breeding for more details.