Owners Jerry and Ann Moss announced Friday that 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta will be bred to Gainesway stallion Tapit this year.
Boarded at Lane's End Farm, Zenyatta on March 8 gave birth to her first foal, a colt by Darley sire Bernardini.
"Zenyatta's pedigree is a great match to the A.P. Indy sire line, and in choosing Tapit, we think this will be a dynamic mating," the Mosses said in a statement. "Her first mating was to Bernardini, a son of A.P. Indy, and we are thrilled with her colt."
A grandson of Lane's End's two-time leading sire A.P. Indy, Tapit is by Pulpit and out of the stakes winner Tap Your Heels.
A Grade I winner on the track, Tapit was third on the general sire list last year and is second this year. He is the sire of three Breeders' Cup winners in his first four crops, including last year's champion juvenile colt Hansen.
Aqueduct deathsunder review
ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Racing and Wagering Board says four industry experts will review the deaths of 20 horses at Aqueduct's thoroughbred racetrack over the past four months.
They will examine the condition of Aqueduct's inner track and policies on necropsies, pre-race horse examination, veterinary procedures, drug use, public disclosures and claiming procedures.
Board Chairman John Sabini says the task force will "shine a light on the causes behind these tragic breakdowns" and improve the safety of race horses.
Task force members are retired jockey Jerry Bailey, Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Chairman Alan Foreman and equine veterinarians Scott Palmer and Mary Scollay.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called last week for the New York Racing Association, which has the state franchise for thoroughbred racing, to name investigators subject to board approval.