The connections of the great racehorse Zenyatta announced on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, that her 2014 filly, “Z Princess,” had been euthanized after a pasture accident on Tuesday. The filly was stabled at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky where Zenyatta is stabled.
According to a statement published on Zenyatta.com, the weanling filly was euthanized at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Details of injuries sustained in the accident were not released.
Z Princess, officially 14Z for her year of birth and mother’s initial, was sired by War Front and foaled on Easter Sunday, April 20. The foal was Zenyatta’s third and her first filly.
Zenyatta was voted Horse of the Year in 2010 and is known for her outstanding record on the track—19 consecutive wins in 20 starts—as well as for her human connections’ willingness to share their popular mare with the public. She was a fan favorite at her home track in California before she retired at the end of her six-year-old season.
Zenyatta’s second career as a broodmare has been successful, but she will not have a 2015 foal. It was announced earlier this year that her owners had decided to give her a year off from foaling.