2018 foals

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Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:41 pm

Highlands Stud (in South Africa) shared this photo (along with a few others) on Twitter today. A filly by Dynasty (SAF), out of Arcetri Pink (AUS). :D

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Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:26 pm

South Africa has some of the most beautiful bloodstock and farms. Too bad the country is in such chaos. So very sad what is happening there. Their farms have been so kind to send some stunning stallion brochures as well.
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Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:39 pm

No kidding. I never get tired of looking at photos of Drakenstein Stud

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Even their Thoroughbred industry isn't immune to the turmoil their country is in, with strikes by workers over the summer leading even top trainer Mike de Kock to consider leaving the country altogether. The blog post he wrote in its entirety isn't on his site anymore, but here is a condensed version.

https://citizen.co.za/horses/horses-new ... r-threats/

The whole situation in South Africa, from racial tension, land confiscation, to drought, is unfortunate. From a bloodstock point of view, South Africa has really upped their game in the last few years. They've been importing nice stallions, sending their mares to nice Northern Hemisphere sires like Frankel, etc. and offering the resulting offspring at South African sales to good results. Even Coolmore had started purchasing yearlings at South African auctions.
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Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:19 pm

From the only Australian crop of Bobby's Kitten out of Aqualuna (Quest For Fame) via Davali Thoroughbreds
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Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:33 pm

From Blandford Lodge by FSS Tivaci (High Chaparral) out of Maphelane (More Than Ready)
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:09 am

For those on twitter (hope this works) here is a vid of a Preferment-Vuela foal born today. Though the foal has been on twitter for some time! @MumIsVuela https://mobile.twitter.com/MumIsVuela/s ... 9603810305
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:01 am

RugbyGirl wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:09 am
For those on twitter (hope this works) here is a vid of a Preferment-Vuela foal born today. Though the foal has been on twitter for some time! @MumIsVuela https://mobile.twitter.com/MumIsVuela/s ... 9603810305
She’s a cutie. I will have to follow her Twitter account—it looks like fun one.

Welcome to the board, BTW. Thanks for all the photos and links.
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Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:07 am

Another pic of the Galileo-Silent Achiever colt doing the rounds in NZ racing media. She was one of my favourite racemares and I think I'm in love ❤❤❤
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Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:47 am

The Bobby's Kitten foal is very attractive. I'm not au courant with everything in South Africa although I was in and out of Johannesburg in August. The country's past was tragic and horrible. They are struggling to find a path. It is not always going to be pretty. The hope is for some racial balance and respect for property rights. According to a Johannesburg newspaper I read on a flight, matters are complicated still by "coloreds", who were defined as not just mixed-race or Indians, but lighter-skinned Africans (Bushmen v. Zulus) and are now, at least the lighter-skinned Africans, insisting that they are the only true South Africans and that their homeland was stolen by Zulus. The whole world just needs to get slapped upside the head.
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Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:09 am

From photographer Lesley Warwick by FSS Tarzino (Tavistock-Zarzino by Zabeel) out of Clarify (GB) (by Zamindar)

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Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:12 pm

From Wellfield Lodge website
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Alamosa (O'Reilly) filly out of Triple Billing (Lion Heart)
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Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:34 pm

Eagerly waiting on the SH babies for Pharoah hehe... and thanks for posting RugbyGirl!
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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Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:28 pm

Treve wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:34 pm
Eagerly waiting on the SH babies for Pharoah hehe... and thanks for posting RugbyGirl!
I've seen a few and I will post them and plenty more tomorrow. Foal photos are starting to really come in now!
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Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:37 pm

Another colt from Argentina...by Manipulator out of Surfeala (Salt Lake).

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Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:01 pm

From Coolmore Stud American Pharoah filly the first foal out of Lake Geneva (Fastnet Rock) who ran 3rd behind Vancouver in the Golden Slipper

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Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:13 pm

Vancouver-Impressive Image (by More Than Ready) colt

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Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:22 pm

FSS Vadamos a colt out of Nostariel (Snitzel)
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Via Davali Thoroughbreds on breednet
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Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:27 pm

A filly by American Pharoah out of Joie D'Esprit (Danasinga)
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Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:23 pm

That Vancouver - Impressive Image has a face to die for <3
The Pharoah fillies are cute, that Joie d'Esprit has quite the engine already!
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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Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:29 pm

California Chrome filly, out of Sounding (by Orpen)
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