I had a suspicion on Monday that this might happen. A couple of times I had a draft comment saying "Am I the only one who feels this is serious and we may receive bad news?" But I never could bring myself to click on the "Post Comment" button; partly because I was afraid of the backlash. So sad and I am heartsick for the Moss', especially Ann. She must have that sick empty-feeling one gets from the lost of something precious.
On another note, would this mean that Zenyatta would be able to breed sooner this year, for a foal born in early march, possibly late February next year? (Hope no one's offended by this comment. simply curious)
What it might affect is whether or not Z16 was considered 'Stands & Nurses' per the stallion contract and whether or not the Mosses could receive War Front's services without his fee for a 2017 foal.