05/08/2012 11:44AM

Zenyatta in foal for second time after Tapit mating

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Zenyatta spends some time with her first foal, a Bernardini colt.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Zenyatta is in foal for the second time, this time on a cover to Tapit, her owners Ann and Jerry Moss announced Tuesday via Twitter and Facebook.

The 8-year old Street Cry mare, 2010’s Horse of the Year, underwent an ultrasound scan Monday that conformed her pregnancy. Zenyatta is one of two female Horses of the Year to produce their first foals in 2012. Zenyatta’s first foal, a Bernardini colt, was born March 8 at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky. Rachel Alexandra, Horse of the Year in 2009, produced her first foal, a Curlin colt, on Jan. 22 at Stonestreet Farms in Lexington. Rachel Alexandra has been bred back to Bernardini this year.

Earlier this year, when they announced Tapit as the choice for Zenyatta’s second mating, the Mosses called the cross “a dynamic mating.” Tapit is by A.P. Indy’s son, Pulpit and stands at Gainesway Farm in Lexington for $125,000. He is the sire of such runners as 2011 juvenile champion Hansen.