Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year, produced her second foal on her birthday April 1, Team Zenyatta confirmed via Twitter. The popular mare foaled a colt by top sire Tapit at 11:47 p.m. EDT at Lane's End Farm near Lexington.
Estimated at 145 pounds, he is a leggy chestnut with a white blaze similar to Zenyatta's, according to the mare's website. He was standing on his own by 12:18 a.m. and nursing within the hour.
The 9-year-old mare and her colt were reported to be doing well.
The news was also reported on Zenyatta's website.
Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Zenyatta won 19 of 20 starts and earned $7.3 million in her racing career. She is by Street Cry (IRE) out of the Kris S. mare Vertigineux. Her first foal is a yearling colt by Bernardini.