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Zenyatta Becomes a Mom, Gives Birth to Colt


VERSAILLES, Ky. -  Zenyatta, the Horse of the Year who won 19 of 20 races during her stellar career, has given birth for the first time.

A post on her website says Zenyatta had a dark bay colt shortly after 7 p.m. EST on Thursday at Lane End's Farm in Versailles, Ky. The colt weighed 130 pounds and has a white star on his forehead and some white on his feet, the website says. 

According to the post, written in Zenyatta's words,  "I'm doing great. MY BABY is doing great...''

Zenyatta retired in November 2010 after losing to Blame in the Breeders' Cup Classic, the only blemish on her record. The superstar mare, who became a pop culture sensation while racing mostly in Southern California, was owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, trained by John Shirreffs and ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith.