I'll Have Another's first North American foals born in California

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January 17, 2020 11:45am
I'll Have Another's first North American foals born in California
Photo: Courtesy of Ballena Vista Farm

The 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another’s first two North American foals have arrived.

The first dropped Tuesday at Rancho San Miguel in California, with the filly out of winning mare Year of Light, who’s by Event of the Year. She was bred by Jacqueline Bousquet and Dr. Jeaneen Metzler.

Another I’ll Have Another foal followed on Wednesday when another filly, this one born at Ballena Vista Farm, came out of the Tribal Rule broodmare Jennifer's Joy. She was bred by Harold and Pamela Tillema and Richard Tillema.

Farm manager said of the Jennifer’s Joy Filly, "I love the profile, bone and body on this very pretty 4-hour-old filly,” said farm manager Miguel Jimenez, who called her “as good a foal as I've seen in my 30-plus years of raising racehorses."

Jennifer’s Joy is from the immediate family of millionaire Cal-bred Richard's Boy. Richard's Boy is a multiple stakes winner and Grade 1 placed.

The 2020 fillies are from the first domestic crop of 3-year-old champion I’ll Have Another, who also won the Preakness Stakes. I’ll Have Another began his breeding career in Japan at Big Red Farm and was repatriated by Ballena Vista Farm for stud duty in California.

"I truly consider bringing Champion I’ll Have Another back to the states as one of the most satisfying and one of the best things I've ever done in the thoroughbred industry," Ballena Vista Farm owner Donald Cohn said in November of 2018. "He is a magnificent specimen and a true champion racehorse -- the likes of what we in California have never had the opportunity to stand.”

Bred in Kentucky, the 2009 son of Flower Alley and Gal Edith, by Arch, is from the family of top prominent sire Into Mischief. I’ll Have Another stood for the introductory fee of $6,000.

 

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