LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 9, 2012) – It’s a Prince! In what might be horse racing royalty’s most anticipated baby announcement in decades, Lane’s End Farm said today that 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, known affectionately as “The Queen,” has foaled a beautiful colt. Mother and foal are healthy and doing fine.

Sired by the popular stallion Bernardini, the foal was born at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky., last night at 10:10 pm EST. Weighing 130 lbs, the strapping dark bay colt takes after his mother with a white star on his forehead and polka dots on his left front hoof.

“Zenyatta is an amazing mother,” said owners Ann and Jerry Moss who were present for the foaling. “She is so proud of her foal, and so are we. He is already showing his mother’s spirit, and the way Zenyatta encourages and nurtures her precious baby is simply beautiful.”

Will Farish, owner of Lane’s End, praised the team involved with caring for Zenyatta.

“We are honored to be chosen by the Mosses as the farm to care for this great mare and are proud of our team here, which has cared for her and assisted in the foaling last night,” said Farish. “We could not be more pleased for Zenyatta’s owners and all her fans.”

HRTV (R) The Network for Horse Sports, in partnership with Team Zenyatta, will provide the official video news release of Zenyatta, and her colt, at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 10. Complete download instructions for news outlets will be available at www.hrtv.com/zenyatta.

The foal’s progress will be featured on Zenyatta.com, the official online source for the beloved mare where fans can find Zenyatta’s diary along with information about her amazing career and official merchandise. Fans can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter. >