Ruddick Stables is pleased welcome what is believed to be the first foal by Bar Hopping 2,1:56.3; 3,1:51.4 ($1,292,433).
The filly was born at 4:07 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 18). She is bay, with a large star and one white hind foot.
She is also the first foal for her Infinitif-sired dam, Dress For Success, 3,1:56.4; 4,1:54.3f ($115,379). Selected as a yearling and raced by Ruddick Stables, the mare ventured to the East Coast after competing in the Midwest at ages 2 and 3. She finished second in a leg of the Super Bowl Series and went on the win two overnights at The Meadowlands. She then made a name for herself in the industry when she arrived on the scene and swept all four preliminary legs of the Bobby Weiss Series at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 2015.
"Both mother and baby are doing great," said farm manager Stacey Ruddick. "She is a very active filly. Now we have a dress and a 'mini skirt' on the farm."
Ruddick Stables shares ownership of the mare and foal with Denise Dennis of Indianapolis, Ind. To read more about their acquisition of the mare, click here.