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Rachel Alexandra: champion produced a Curlin colt on Sunday

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Rachel Alexandra
foals Curlin colt

AMERICAN Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra has foaled a bay colt by Curlin, born on Sunday at 2.40pm at Stonestreet Farm in Kentucky.

The colt is emblazoned with a white star and is said to resemble his mother.

"I am thrilled with the good news of Rachel's safe delivery and health of the handsome colt that resembles her," said Barbara Banke in a statement released by Jackson Family Wines, which was founded by Rachel Alexandra's late part-owner Jess Jackson.

Banke added of the colt, who is the product of two Horses of the Year: "For me and my children, this colt represents Jess' dream - to raise and race the best. Co-owner Hal McCormick and I look forward to watching him develop and are excited to see him carry the Stonestreet silks as his Mom and Dad did before him."

Rachel Alexandra burst on to the American racing scene with a devastating 20-length win in the 2009 Kentucky Oaks, after which she became the first filly in 85 years to win the Preakness Stakes. The daughter of Medaglia d'Oro was also successful in the Mother Goose Stakes, Haskell Invitational and Woodward Stakes.

Plans call for the six-year-old mare to be covered by Bernardini.

Curlin was named the Horse of the Year of 2007 and 2008 thanks to victories in seven Grade 1 races including the Preakness Stakes, Breeder's Cup Classic and Dubai World Cup. The son of Smart Strike stands at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky and is represented by his first two-year-olds this season.

 

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