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1st Foal For US Dual Champ Indian Blessing
US dual champion & 5-time Gr1-winning 6YO mare Indian Blessing (Indian Charlie-Shameful, by Flying Chevron) "gave birth to her 1st foal when she produced a colt by triple Gr1-winning 5YO stallion Zensational" (Unbridled's Song-Joke, by Phone Trick) following both horses' initial season at stud, reported bloodhorse.com. Indian Blessing (2007 Champion 2YO Filly & 2008 Champion Female Sprinter) retired with 10 wins (including the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Gr1 Prioress Stakes, Gr1 Test Stakes, Gr1 La Brea Stakes & Gr2 Gallant Bloom Breeders' Cup Handicap) & 5 runners-up (including the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, Gr1 Ballerina Stakes & Dubai's Gr1 Golden Shaheen) from 16 starts for US$2,995,420 earnings. And Zensational (a US$20,000 yearling at the 2007 Keeneland September Sale & later a US$700,000 2YO at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Florida February Sale) retired with 5 wins (including the Gr1 Pat O'Brien Stakes, Gr1 Bing Crosby Handicap & Gr1 Triple Bend Handicap) & a runner-up from 8 starts for US$609,300 earnings; he stands at Hill n Dale Farms in Kentucky for US$25,000.