Private Thoughts wrote:Perhaps they are not going to say anything about Zenyatta foaling this year after the events with her last two foals. Her foaling date based on the last breeding they mentioned of May 2nd, would have put her approximate foal date at April 7th. That was a week ago. While dates are approximate, seems to me she should have foaled by now.
Virtually every mare on the farm where my mares live has gone 10 days to 2 weeks "late" this year. It is not unusual for mares to go 3 weeks past their "due date". In order to get a better estimate, you would have to look back and see what was the gestation was for Z's other foals (what was "normal" for her) and even then--without seeing the mare in person--you would still only have an approximate guess.
I believe her average is 340 days.
Also, I heard she didn't take on the first cover, and she had to go back a second time. This would put her due date at mid-May. Again, all speculation. I'm sure they will tell us once she foals. They can't keep that covered for long, someone will talk.
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