Racehorses as foals

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Union Rags at 2 Days old
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Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:18 am

What a terrific thread. These photographs are so interesting.

To those of you with experience in evaluating foals/weanlings, what do you see in the pics of Frankel, Zenyatta, Rags, Barbaro that would predict the outstanding racehorses they turned out to be?

And conversely, are there any ugly ducklings that are a surprise to see how well they turned out?
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Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:28 am

I love this thread. If anyone can dig around and perhaps find one of Serena as a little one, that would be great! Would be a bonus if her dam is in the picture, as I have never seen a pic of her.
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Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:43 am

DanLewis wrote:Easy Goer as a baby
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And with his momma, Relaxing:

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Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:28 pm

Having seen a baby pic of a well known, recently retired stallion with legs as crooked as a crow - one would think that broodmare owners would ask for foal photos as part of the decision making process.
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Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:56 pm

Katewerk wrote:Having seen a baby pic of a well known, recently retired stallion with legs as crooked as a crow - one would think that broodmare owners would ask for foal photos as part of the decision making process.
The majority of foals are born crooked--there's a lot of leg on a foal to cram into a very small space. Many, if not most, straighten and self-correct as they grow and mature. Sometimes minimal intervention is used (hoof trimming, confinement to a paddock, etc) and obviously sometimes surgery is done. But one of the biggest knocks against surgical intervention is that it's often unnecessary since so many foals grow into better legs on their own. So in most cases, looking at foal pictures isn't going to show you anything beyond "cute".
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The baby Man o' War in 1917.
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Three-month-old Secretariat.
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A newly-born Whirlaway and his dam Dustwhirl
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Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:22 am

Another nice pic of Honor Code:

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Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:23 am

I'm loving all these baby pictures. :)
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Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:51 am

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Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:55 am

Found a few of Rachel Alexandra as a baby:
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Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:59 am

Retrospectiv wrote:Another nice pic of Honor Code:

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Wonder if that is Serena's Cat with him, would make sense. Would be able to tell if I could see her face.
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Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:36 am

^^ The colour and the left front sock certainly match her : )
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