Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Rachel Alexandra delivers filly
By Claire Novak
The second foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was born Feb. 12 at Stonestreet Farms near Lexington, Stonestreet representatives confirmed that afternoon.
Rachel Alexandra, who beat the boys in the 2009 BlackBerry Preakness Stakes and the Woodward Stakes after taking the Kentucky Oaks earlier in her phenomenal 3-year-old season, delivered a daughter of top Darley sire Bernardini at 2:30 a.m. EST.
Weighing in at 140 pounds, the bay filly is the largest foal born at Stonestreet so far this year.
Rachel Alexandra, by Medaglia d'Oro out of the Roar mare Lotta Kim, produced a colt by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin in 2012; fans participated in a contest to select his eventual name, Jess's Dream.