06/25/2012 11:19AM

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.