Alain and Gerard Wertheimer's homebred champion Goldikova, the sole three-time Breeders' Cup winner, produced her first foal, a colt by leading sire Galileo, Sunday, Feb. 3, at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, according to Coolmore's Facebook page. The 8-year-old mare (Anabaa—Born Gold, by Blushing Groom) will be bred back to Galileo, who stands at Coolmore.
Goldikova's Breeders' Cup wins came in the Mile (gr. IT). She
captured the 2008-10 runnings. She finished third, beaten a length, in
the 2011 running when the race was sponsored by TVG.
Goldikova captured the 2008 running over Kip Deville. Her next two wins came when the race was sponsored by TVG. Goldikova won the 2009 running over Courageous Cat and the following year's event over Gio Ponti. Goldikova was voted North America's champion grass mare in 2009-10.
Goldikova, who won 11 group I stakes overseas, was a two-time
European champion as well as a four-time topweight in France and a
three-time topweight in England. She was retired with a record of 17-6-3
from 27 starts and earnings of $7,176,551.