Champion Rags to Riches' First Foal

Champion Rags to Riches' First Foal
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Rags to Riches at Ashford in February 2009

The first foal produced by champion and classic winner Rags to Riches was born on Monday, March 9, at 9:30 pm, at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. Rags to Riches, owned by Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor, had a Giant's Causeway   filly.

“She had a nice filly foal,” said Dermot Ryan, general manager at Ashford. “All is good. Mother and daughter are doing very well.”

Rags to Riches is booked to Ashford stallion Henrythenavigator.

In 2007, Rags to Riches made history when she became only the third filly to win the Belmont Stakes, and the first to do so in 102 years. Rags to Riches outdueled eventual 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin   in a breathtaking stretch run to capture the third leg of the Triple Crown. She had five wins from six starts in 2007 and amassed career earnings of  $1,340,028. In January 2008, she was honored with the Eclipse Award for outstanding 3-year-old filly of 2007.

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