Colt is First Reported Foal for Alpha

Travers Stakes winner is one of three Darley stallions at Sequel Stallions.

The first reported foal by 2012 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Alpha was born Jan. 28 at Sequel Stallions near Hudson, N.Y.

Bred by Eddie Woods' Other Things, the colt is out of stakes winner Silence Dogood, a half sister to stakes winner Silver Haze and to the dam of grade III winner and grade I-placed Rodman.

The colt's second dam is the multiple grade I winner Taisez Vous and his extended family includes European champion Bint Pasha and grade I winner Beautician.

"It's just so exciting and meaningful to reach this moment with our promising young sire, Alpha," Sequel Stallions owner Becky Thomas said. "As they say, 'hope springs eternal,' and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing more of his foals arrive this year."

Alpha, a son of Bernardini  campaigned by Godolphin, is one of three Darley stallions standing at Sequel Stallions, where his 2016 fee is $8,500.