01/14/2013 2:32PM

Cape Blanco represented by first foal

Barbara D. Livingston
Champion turf male Cape Blanco's first foal was born on Jan. 8 at Brandywine Farm.

Champion Cape Blanco's first foal, a filly, was born on Jan. 8 at Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm in Paris, Ky.

The filly is out of the 10-year-old Black Minnaloushe mare Sigatoo, dam of two winners from three to race.

Sigatoo is a half-sister to six winners, including Grade 2-placed Solar Fire and stakes-placed Mr. Goodkat and Cafalis. It is the family of champion and leading sire El Gran Senor, champion and sire Try My Best, and multiple Grade 2 winner and sire Strong Hope.

"She is such a very, very nice foal," Pam Robinson said of the filly. "I couldn't have asked for a nicer foal. She's a good-looking foal, good size, correct, good substance."

Robinson said that Sigatoo would likely be booked back to Cape Blanco. Robinson estimated that she bred about a dozen mares to Cape Blanco in his first year at stud.

Cape Blanco earned the Eclipse Award as champion turf male in 2011, when he shipped to the United States on three separate occasions to win the Grade 1 Man O' War Stakes, Grade 1 Arlington Million Stakes, and Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes.

The 6-year-old Galileo horse also won the previous year's Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes, both Group 1 events, and was a Group 2 winner in both Ireland and England. He concluded his career with nine wins from 15 starts for earnings of $3,855,665.

Cape Blanco, who is out of the Presidium mare Laurel Delight, entered stud in 2012 at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. for a $17,500 fee. He will stand for the same fee at Ashford this year.