Three-time Trotting Mare of the Year Buck I St. Pat, who retired in 2011, gave birth Thursday morning to her first foal, a filly by 2007 Horse of the Year Donato Hanover, co-owner Howard Taylor said.
The foal was born at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania, where Donato Hanover stands as a stallion.
"I'm excited,” said Taylor, who owns Buck I St. Pat with Edwin Gold, Abraham Basen and Ron Fuller. "I've got my weekend plans; I'm going to run over to Hanover and see her.
"My mom (Judy) is passing out cigars.”
Buck I St. Pat won 51 of 106 lifetime starts, including two Breeders Crown finals, the Armbro Flight, the Classic Series final, the Conway Hall, the American National and two Maxie Lee Memorial titles. She earned $2.32 million in purses.
"I haven't thought of a name yet,” Taylor said. "They said she's a real good looking filly. Hopefully we have another Buck I.
"Maybe,” he added, "that's not a bad name.” (HRC)