It’s a Boy!

Fans of racing legend Zenyatta, Horse of the Year winner from 2010, will be pleased to hear that the queen of the track has just given birth to a healthy young colt (male baby horse)!

Image courtesy of ESPN.

The colt is already showing a remarkable resemblance to his mother: he has very subtle white marks on his face, ‘spotted’ white sock leg markings,and is the same dark bay color of his mother.

Image courtesy of Adventure Life.

For those unfamiliar with Zenyatta, she is famous for winning 19 of her 20 races, being runner up for the Associated Press’ Female Athlete of the Year, and breaking the all time record for:

  • all-time Breeders Cup earnings record
  • all-time North American record for Grade I victories by a filly/mare
  • world record with 8 consecutive Grade/Group I wins
  • Broke the all-time North American record with 17 consecutive victories in unrestricted races.
  • First filly or mare to win the Breeders Cup Classic. First horse to win two different Breeders Cup races.
  • New stakes record (Dirt or Synthetic)
  • New track record (Synthetic)
  • New stakes record (Dirt or Synthetic)

Image courtesy of times union.com

His father, Bernardini, a 2009 Horse of Year  winner, is famous for being U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (2006) and
Co-World Champion 3-Year-Old (2006). Aside from winning upwards of $3,060,480 in his entire career (although Zenyatta appears to be the breadwinner of the family with winnings of over $7,304,580 in her career), he is famous for being the 2006 winner of the Preakness stakes. As fans of Zenyatta look on with adoration, the racing world will have to wait and see if this celebrity colt can fulfill the great expectations of his powerhouse parents!

What do you think of the new baby boy? Sound off in the comments below!

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