First Foal for Derby Winner I'll Have Another

First Foal for Derby Winner I'll Have Another
Photo: Courtesy Big Red Farm
Filly out of Cosmo Meal, by Hector Protector, is the first foal for 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another.

The first reported foal for Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another   was a filly born Jan. 18 at Big Red Farm in Hokkaido, Japan.

The filly was produced from Cosmo Meal (Jpn), an 11-year-old Hector Protector mare who placed in a Japanese grade III stake while racing for Big Red Farm.

"She is a really bonny and healthy foal," a Big Red Farm representative said in an e-mail. "She rose to her full height without (being) wobbly about one hour after she was born."

Trained by Doug O'Neill for Paul Reddam, I'll Have Another was voted champion 3-year-old of 2012 following a campaign in which he won the Kentucky Derby, Santa Anita Derby, and Preakness Stakes, all grade I, and Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II). The colt was retired due to a leg injury the day before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

The dual classic winner entered stud in Japan after being sold by Reddam for $10 million, more than double the value placed on him by the only two American farms that bid. 

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