Peppers Pride has lost the Tiznow foal she was carrying, her breeder and co-owner Joe Allen said on Thursday. It was to be the first foal for the history-making mare, who retired undefeated in 19 starts in January. Allen said the foal had been due in late February or early March.
He said Peppers Pride will probably be bred back to Tiznow next season. She is based in Kentucky.
Allen said Peppers Pride lost her foal about 10 days ago.
"We had her checked not too long ago and everything was fine," Allen said. "We had the foal checked and it had no problems. It's just one of those things. There's no rhyme or reason.
"I was headed to my doctor for my annual stress test when they called me. It was just kind of a sickening feeling. I've been in this long enough. Stuff happens."
Wonder how Allen's stress test went
Having lost one @ 8mos. also, I know how he feels. Even tho my mare wasn't famous it was still devastating. The very least of the crappy feelings is that it was a whole year wasted! I had another one "slip" a foal at 21days and even though I decided it was too late in the yr. to breed her back, that was somehow much less traumatic.
"Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George