Classic Empire's first foal has arrived; a bay filly out of the Grade 3-placed Bernardini mare Sky My Sky foaled last week at John Oxley's Fawn Leap Farm near Midway, Ky.
“She's a lovely, quality filly,” commented farm manager Laurie Gimmon.
Sky My Sky has been booked back to Classic Empire this year.
From the family of Harlan's Holiday, three-time G1 winner Classic Empire was raced by John Oxley and bought for $475,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The talented son of Pioneerof The Nile broke his maiden at Churchill Downs on debut in May before notching up wins in the G3 Bashford Manor Stakes, G1 Breeders' Futurity and G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile. The unanimous choice for champion 2-year-old male, he went on to land the G1 Arkansas Derby at age three.
Classic Empire stands at a fee of $25,000 this season.
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