01/22/2014 2:40PM

I'll Have Another's first foal arrives in Japan

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Photo courtesy of Big Red Farm
I'll Have Another's first foal, a filly out of Cosmo Meal, arrived over the weekend in Japan.

The first foal by champion and dual classic winner I’ll Have Another arrived last weekend at Big Red Farm on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, where the stallion stands.

The filly is out of Cosmo Meal, a Group 3-placed winner who earned $539,091. The 11-year-old Hector Protector mare is the dam of a winner from her only starter to date.

I’ll Have Another won the Santa Anita Derby and Robert B. Lewis Stakes to establish himself among the West Coast’s leading 3-year-olds in the spring of 2012. The son of Flower Alley subsequently captured the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. On the eve of the Belmont Stakes, he was scratched from the race and retired with a tendon injury, ending his bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. He was subsequently sold to stand in Japan.

I’ll Have Another retired with five wins from seven starts for Reddam Racing and trainer Doug O’Neill, bankrolling $2,693,600. He was honored with the Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old male of 2012.