2018 foals

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Sparrow Castle
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:16 pm

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Big news at the farm: Bizzy Caroline, our MGSW and half sister to champion Lady Eli, has given us a stunning filly by Lane's End Farm's Union Rags. We couldn't be more excited -- she is definitely one of the very best foals of this year for us. She's big, she's strong and she's beautiful!
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:03 pm

Congratulations, Sparrow Castle. That is one stunning filly foal. Enjoy!
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:59 pm

Huge congratulations, Sparrow Castle. The filly is gorgeous. I'm a Union Rags fan, so wish you enormous luck with your filly. She's big, she's strong and she's beautiful...and her mamma, Caroline, obviously loves her. :D
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:27 pm

Oh she's not mine. I just posted a picture from Runnymede Farm's Facebook page. Been looking forward to this foal because Bizzy Caroline's a half-sister to Lady Eli by Afleet Alex, and there aren't many foals bred on this cross. Should be interesting to follow this little girl.
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Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:23 am

What a sweet photo!
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:24 pm

Coolmore America @coolmoreamerica
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Yet another quality colt from the first North American crop of Champion Australian 2YO Vancouver. Bred by Jack Swain out of Gilded Miracle #CoolmoreSires #HomeOfChampions
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Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:44 pm

Buckland Sales @BucklandSales
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Wow. Talk about chrome...Beautiful, leggy CONGRATS colt born last night o/o Simply Stylish... mare will visit OUTWORK in ‘18. @WinStarFarm @Liamontheloose @SeanTugel
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:20 am

Bird Town seems to be a very active sleeper, she is stretched out but moving one of her hind legs like she is running :lol: but she also has been lifting it up like maybe she is having a leg cramp so I'm not sure.
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:00 am

Ridan_Remembered wrote:
lurkey mclurker wrote:AFAIK Hill & Dale is doing them a favor having a feed up, so it's probably not 24/7 like it will be when they're back in New York. I haven't been able to see them at all since I've been back at work, it's always offline by the time I get home. :|

Bird Town is keeping me entertained, though. How that girl loves her sleep. :lol:
Bird Town is such an interesting mare and yes, very entertaining in her way. I hope she has a smooth delivery and lovely foal.

There's a live feed of Colerful Bride, the mare who is carrying the foal for The People's Horse/Taylor Made experiment in crowd-sourcing ownership. Feed is here if you want to watch: https://peopleshorse.com/pages/horsecam-1
They have sound in addition to video. I find the mare's sounds soothing. Right now, 10:15pm eastern, Colerful is eating the feed in her tub. She's due this Friday.
Thanks for that, I will be checking in

It seems that Via Veneto is a cribber- or is that something else she does?
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:19 pm

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A beautiful blessing this week: the newborn half sister, by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, to G1 winner Collected! This chestnut beauty is both winsome and well-conformed -- everything we hoped she could be. Congratulations to our partners in this foal and her dam, the Johannesburg mare Helena Bay, who has a knockout yearling colt by Hard Spun and is due to visit Curlin this spring
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:54 pm

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Love Style (dam of Scat Daddy) and her 12-day-old Tapit filly enjoying the sunshine this morning at #JonabellFarm
Video: https://twitter.com/godolphin/status/984500324600721408
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:04 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Runnymede Farm
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A beautiful blessing this week: the newborn half sister, by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, to G1 winner Collected! This chestnut beauty is both winsome and well-conformed -- everything we hoped she could be. Congratulations to our partners in this foal and her dam, the Johannesburg mare Helena Bay, who has a knockout yearling colt by Hard Spun and is due to visit Curlin this spring
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D'aw look at that exquisite little baby face!

I also love the chrome on the Congrats!

The Vancouver seems well put together.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:10 pm

serenassong wrote:
Thanks for that, I will be checking in

It seems that Via Veneto is a cribber- or is that something else she does?
She's definitely a cribber......
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:26 pm

Over at Taylor Made in the barn where Colerful Bride is being watched by the camera, there is music playing and the mare is quietly munching her hay (about 9:25pm eastern). She seems like such a sweetheart of a mare. She's is carrying a filly and her due date is tomorrow, but she doesn't look very close to giving birth yet.
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:18 pm

How old is a foal when they get their lip stamp? Is it after they have been named?
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:25 pm

We did them at 2, when training at the track, just before their first gate work.
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:58 pm

Thanks Izvestia

Bird Town is so funny, she is standing with her butt against the door at the back of her stall moving her butt from side to side basically scratching herself.
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:08 pm

Personal Ensign wrote:How old is a foal when they get their lip stamp? Is it after they have been named?
Normally done just before their 1st start. Why you'll find many track trained but unraced horses who are not tattooed. Didn't quite get close enough to a start to bother tattooing.
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:47 pm

Yeah, I might have remembered wrong - before 1st start!
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:04 pm

i read from someone on twitter that once a foal is born, their legs do not ever grow, just their bodies. this doesn't seem to be accurate and i have a lot of questions. like i'm 3% sure they absolutely do, but uh... this is an actual thing.

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