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Rachel Alexandra, 2009 Horse of the Year, gave birth Jan. 22 to a 125-pound colt by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin .
The bay colt was born at 2:40 p.m. EST on Stonestreet Farm near Lexington, Ky. He took his first steps 90 minutes later. Emblazoned with a white star, the alert colt bears a striking resemblance to his mother. Stonestreet Farm manager Gary Megibben reported that all was well with both mare and foal.

She is going to be bred back to Bernadini.
 

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How cute! So glad to hear that this pregnancy went well. What will his name be?!

This little boy has alot to live up to!
 

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Just out of curiosity, because I have no breeding experience, is it common for mares to be haltered during foaling? She has the halter on in all the soon-after pix I saw today.

Just seems like lots could go wrong with legs- the mare or foal- getting stuck??
 

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Yeay! What a cute boy :)
 

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Just out of curiosity, because I have no breeding experience, is it common for mares to be haltered during foaling? She has the halter on in all the soon-after pix I saw today.

Just seems like lots could go wrong with legs- the mare or foal- getting stuck??
It certainly could!:-(

I've seen many pictures, over the years, of TB farm scenes, with halters on both at pasture & in stall; I've never understood it.
 

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Foalings on those farms are so well attended that there is such a minimal risk of that sort of thing going wrong (I am not saying it can't happen). The halter gives those in attendance an easy way to quickly hold/control the mare if/when needed vs. having to try and muck around with putting the halter on in the heat of the moment -- in situations where that sort of handling is needed seconds can count and you don't want to add to the commotion by trying to wrestle a halter onto the mare.
 

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Luckily nothing went wrong and the world has one more adorable little racehorse now:)

I won't get in to how I feel about the breeding that goes in to racing, it would ruin the mood:)
 

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Ooo yay! Gonna have to watch out for that lil guy in a few years!
 

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Its always advisable to have a halter on the mom when you are there......we haltered our mare as soon as she went into labor (as at this point we watch 24/7).......and removed the halter after foaling once mom and baby were given a clean bill of health and left alone.

Every time we were in the barn dealing with mare and foal we always halter the mare and then remove it when we leave.

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Does anyone know when Zenyatta is due? I could have down she was bred...
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Oooo...who was Zenyatta bred to? I follow racing on and off and I loved watching her race...she gave them boys a run for the money! This should be an awesome foal!
 

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Zenny was bred to Bernardini. The same stallion who will be bred to Rachel Alexandra for her next foal.

Now if they bred Zenny to Curlin....what a weird family relation! haha
 
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