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It's a boy for Zenyatta

March 09, 2012|By Eric Sondheimer
  • Zenyatta gave birth to a foal.
Zenyatta gave birth to a foal. (Courtesy of Benoit Photo )

It's a baby colt for Zenyatta.

The most anticipated birth of the year in horse racing occurred Thursday night around 10:10 p.m. in Lexington, Ky., when 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta gave birth to a 130-pound colt. It was the first foal for the 8-year-old Zenyatta.

Zenyatta's owners, Ann and Jerry Moss, were present.

According to, the colt is a dark bay with a white star and “polka dots on his feet,” just like Zenyatta.

The father is Bernardini, who won the 2006 Preakness Stakes.

The trainer of Zenyatta, John Shirreffs, said, "I'm just happy it really went smoothly and quick and the baby looked healthy."

The following for Zenyatta has been so big that a pool was started at Hollywood Park on what day she would deliver.


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