You GO, Zenyatta – again! A Nurse Foal Baby and One of Us Quits!

Everyone loved Happy Week (last week) so much that I’ve decided to bring some more smile inducing stuff to you all today…

For me, I like it when anyone does something special.  This week, I heard three “atta boy” stories.  Atta Boy stories are the best!  You know.. the underdog or the scrappy kid or the extraordinary individual.  Today I’ve grouped together just that.  A phenomenal athlete, a smartypants colt that never had a chance and a babe with a lotta chutzpah and self worth.  Atta Boy, y’all, Atta Boy!

First up, our favorite fast filly, Zenyatta.


I’m sure that many of you saw this race last week.  As usual, her races just grip the bejeezuz out of you!

Click on the image to watch the video

In this one, you’ll love watching her come up from way behind and win by a nose.  Oh My!  Amazing, again.  To refresh any of you, this filly has won all 18 of her starts.  All of them.  All – of – them!  Not only is that amazing but it is super amazing for a filly.  Also, she wasn’t started until late in her third year.  Another awesome and rare ingredient.  So, this filly, who is cleaning up, is an “older” competitor.  Ha!

Zenyatta, my girl, you GO!


OK, this video is so sweet because this sweet little thing was destined for nothingness.

Click on the image to see the Foal Video

If you do not know about nurse mare foals, here is my previous blog post about them.  To be brief, a nurse mare foal is the byproduct of creating a nurse mare for a more important foal whose valuable mother needs to leave her more important foal so that she (the valuable mare) can be re-bred.  The nurse mare’s original foal is, uh, disposed.

Now, this cute as a button baby has been trained by the wonderful people at The Last Chance Corral.  They take in as many nurse mare foals as they can handle.  Obviously, they handle them very well.  You go, LCC.  Atta boys and girls!


You just have to click here and view these…  Basically, this gal had had enough with her boss so she quit… in a very ingenious way.  It didn’t really happen yesterday, but it made me laugh thinking that it did.  If you haven’t seen it, you should take a look.  Lots of smiles here for this one!  Way to go, sista!

Click on the image to see how she quit!

I hope you enjoyed our three happy stories today!

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2 comments have been posted...

  1. Suzanne

    Oops. If you follow the link to the I Quit girl, it finally reveals it was all a hoax!

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