01/31/2013 12:23PM

Life At Ten produces Medaglia d'Oro colt


Multiple Grade 1 winner Life At Ten has produced her first foal, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro, at Adena Springs in Paris, Ky.

Life At Ten, an 8-year-old Malibu Moon mare, won her first four starts of 2010, including the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap and Grade 2 Delaware Handicap, to establish herself among the top older females in the country. After finishing third behind Persistently and reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign Invitational Stakes, she rebounded with a victory in the Grade 1 Beldame Stakes.

The mare was also central to one of 2010’s most prominent racing stories when she finished last while never a factor in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies' Classic at Churchill Downs. Jockey John Velazquez was fined and Kentucky steward John Veitch was suspended for the incident, which occurred after Velazquez expressed concern about Life At Ten’s lack of interest while warming up.

Life At Ten retired following the 2011 racing season with a record of eight wins from 22 starts and earnings of $1,277,515.

Life At Ten is out of the winning Rahy mare Rahrahsixboombah, dam of three winners from four starters and a half-sister to two stakes producers.