Drosselmeyer's First Foal is a Colt

Newborn colt is from the family of grade II winners Private Emblem and Gantry.

The first reported offspring by Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer is a chestnut colt foaled Jan. 8 at Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.

Bred by Galatyn Stables, the colt is the second foal out of the winning Hennessy mare Heather's Angel, whose dam, stakes-placed Taghkanic, is a half sister to grade II winner Private Emblem and the stakes-winning dam of grade II winner Gantry.

"He's a nice colt, very classy looking," said Gary Bush, Denali farm manager. "He has above average size, good leg, and covers a lot of ground. There's a lot to like at this stage."

Drosselmeyer (Distorted Humor Golden Ballet, by Moscow Ballet) stands at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky. His 2013 fee is $17,500 stands and nurses.