Roy and Gretchen Jackson’s La Ville Rouge produced a full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro May 18. The Dynaformer colt, who was foaled at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, weighs 138 pounds.
“While only a day old, he appears to have plenty of leg and bone and is a quality foal,” said Headley Bell, managing partner of Mill Ridge. “Any time you have a healthy foal you are thankful. Especially when it is a brother to Barbaro. The Jacksons are considering breeding the mare back to Dynaformer, for they have always sought a sister to Barbaro.”
The newborn is the seventh foal out of La Ville Rouge, whose other offspring include stakes winner Holy Ground (by Saint Ballado) and Barbaro’s stakes-placed full brother Nicanor. The Dynaformer/La Ville Rouge combination also is responsible for winner Lentenor and the 2-year-old colt, Margano.
Barbaro suffered an injury during the 2006 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and never raced again. He was euthanized the following January.