Juddmonte on Jan. 29 announced the arrival of the first foal out of 2009 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Midday. The six-time group I-winning mare is booked to Frankel in 2013.
Midday's foal, a Galileo colt described by stud manager Simon Mockridge as "Strong and muscular, an excellent first foal," was born at Banstead Manor Stud Jan. 16—unusually, although perhaps aptly given his dam's name, at just before noon.
Juddmonte Farms' general manager Philip Mitchell said, "Midday has taken to motherhood exceptionally well and we are delighted with her foal. She will visit Frankel in 2013 and obviously the resultant progeny will have huge potential."
Midday, a 7-year-old daughter of Oasis Dream out of the Kingmambo
mare Midsummer, was bred in Great Britain by Juddmonte. She earned more than $3.4 million in 23 starts for trainer Henry Cecil and came back after her 2009 victory in the Breeders' Cup to finish second in the 2010 edition of the same race by a neck to Shared Account
. Midday was England's champion highweighted mare in 2010. In addition to her Breeders' Cup score, she brought home Group I victories in England and France before retiring in 2011 with a 9-7-3 record in 23 starts.