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Zenyatta Pregnant Again, This Time With Tapit

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(Photo credit:GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit:GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Zenyatta is pregnant with her second foal at Lane End’s Farm.

The superstar mare’s owners, Jerry and Ann Moss, announced on Facebook and Twitter Tuesday that an ultrasound showed Zenyatta in foal after being bred to Tapit. Tapit is the sire of 2011 juvenile champion Hansen, who finished ninth in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby just like his father did in the 2004 race.

The pregnancy period for a thoroughbred lasts about 11 months.

Zenyatta, a former horse of the year, won 19 of 20 career races before retiring in November 2010. She gave birth to a colt sired by Bernardini in March after having an earlier miscarriage with the 2006 Preakness winner. That colt does not have a name yet.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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