06/25/2012 12:19PM

Rachel Alexandra reported in foal to Bernardini

Barbara D. Livingston
Rachel Alexandra's first foal, by Curlin, was born this year, and she will have her second foal, by Bernardini, next year.

Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Horse of the Year, is expecting a filly by Bernardini, Stonestreet Farm announced Saturday on its Facebook page.

The Bernardini filly will be the 6-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare’s second foal. Her first, a colt by Stonestreet’s 2007 and 2008 Horse of the Year Curlin, was born at the Lexington, Ky., farm on Jan. 22.

Rachel Alexandra is one of two female Horses of the Year to produce their first foals in 2012. The other, 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, foaled a Bernardini colt on March 8 at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky., where Zenyatta boards. Zenyatta has been bred back to Gainesway Farm stallion Tapit. Zenyatta’s owners, Jerry and Ann Moss, confirmed May 8 that she also is in foal. The Mosses generally do not carry out fetal-sex scans.

Rachel Alexandra won 11 stakes, including the Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Oaks, Mother Goose, Haskell Invitational, and Woodward Stakes during a 2009 season that earned her the Horse of the Year title. She also was voted champion 3-year-old filly that year. Before retiring in 2010, Rachel Alexandra won 13 of 19 starts and finished second five times, for earnings of more than $3.5 million.

Rachel Alexandra is out of the Roar stakes winner Lotta Kim.

Raymond Hackinson More than 1 year ago
What is the name of Rachel's first colt? There was a contest to name him back in winter and nothing has been announced?
tony fortunelli More than 1 year ago
When you start with the best of their time and put them together, there may be no guarantee that a Grade 1 winner will emerge, but hell, the chances are sure a lot better than if 2 $10,000 claimers produced a foal. The mating of these great horses will hopefully improve the quality of the thorougbred, something that breeding has been after for decades. I think these foals are our future and hopefully they will dazzle and intrigue and cause lots of hoopla when they run ... and especially when they win.
russell More than 1 year ago
What are the odds this foal ever wins a Grade 1? I put it at less than 5%. Very rarely these superstar matings work.
redboy More than 1 year ago
What are the odds that if it does you jump on the Band Wagon !!!!
TEDK215 More than 1 year ago
wow what some great bloodlines!!
mace More than 1 year ago
Lets have a drawing for the foal to the supporters of this business the bettors and Im not talking syndicates.If I win and if the offspring can run at all I will look to plan a two race campaign and would find the corresponding track.I want the smallest field to break its maiden and then run it in the stakes race with the smallest field in the country which could be anywhere it would depend on the time of year it was ready to race.I would stay on this path for 5 races and then retire the foal,and with this breeding I would make a lot more money breeding it.If it was a female I would have to get into the selling game because I would only have one asset a year.
Slew32A More than 1 year ago
Let's not!
Eric Singer More than 1 year ago
yes congrats Rachel. You know whose foal I can't wait to see - Havre De Grace. The reason - Havre de Grace is one of the most beautiful horses I have ever seen - amazing confirmation, she looks like the design of a mythical horse. Maybe she'll get Bernardini too?!
NeilNap More than 1 year ago
Bernardini dating two champion fillies at the same time. Is there an award for Stud of the Year?
GregW More than 1 year ago
I hear Bernardini is a dead-beat dad. Just more child support he won't be paying. He needs to man-up and get a job.
James Turner More than 1 year ago
Bernardini probably makes more off a single stud fee than you make in a year.
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
May this new filly become a great champion, just like her mama (and her daddy)!
Ange More than 1 year ago
I wish they were like Zenyatta's connections and waited until the little one arrived to find out if it's a boy or a girl. Much more exciting that way! Safe pregnancy, labour & birth to both RA & Z. I lost my mare last month when she delivered a beautiful little filly.
MaryAnn Donahue More than 1 year ago
To Ange ~ Sincere condolences on the loss of your mare. I hope the little filly survived.
Ange More than 1 year ago
Thanks MaryAnn, she did, she's 6 weeks old now and has an awesome adoptive mother. This mare didn't have a foal this year, we gave her pills to bring in her milk and you couldn't tell that they aren't mother and daughter. So all is well, but I do miss my mare...
MaryAnn Donahue More than 1 year ago
Thank you for responding Ange. Very informative and it seems that all is as well as it could be considering the circumstances. Best to you and your little filly.
Perl More than 1 year ago