Racehorses as foals

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Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:27 am

Claiborne Farm posted on Facebook the following:
"We would like to start a new tradition today. For every new stakes winner that we (Claiborne Farm) have owned and raised either solely, or in a partnership, we will be posting the respective stakes winner’s picture from when they were a foal. We hope you enjoy!
To get this started, we will honor our most recent stakes winner, Apropos. Apropos is a five year old mare by First Samurai out of Apt. Apropos recently won the American Beauty Stakes at Oaklawn Park. She is out of a half-sister to Blame and is trained by Al Stall. This photo was taken by Dell Hancock in the spring of 2009."
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Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:05 am

It will be a lot of fun to see all the Claiborne photos. I hope they put one of Swale up. Apropos was a very classy looking foal.
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Flanders wrote:Claiborne Farm posted on Facebook the following:
"We would like to start a new tradition today. For every new stakes winner that we (Claiborne Farm) have owned and raised either solely, or in a partnership, we will be posting the respective stakes winner’s picture from when they were a foal. We hope you enjoy!
To get this started, we will honor our most recent stakes winner, Apropos. Apropos is a five year old mare by First Samurai out of Apt. Apropos recently won the American Beauty Stakes at Oaklawn Park. She is out of a half-sister to Blame and is trained by Al Stall. This photo was taken by Dell Hancock in the spring of 2009."
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She was a very, very pretty foal.
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Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:10 am

Ridan_Remembered wrote:It will be a lot of fun to see all the Claiborne photos. I hope they put one of Swale up. Apropos was a very classy looking foal.
I hope so, too. I would think so- although I am getting teary thinking about him-some you just never get over.

On a happy note, she was indeed quite the little beauty.
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Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:16 pm

Conquest Stables posted this picture of My Conquestadory as a foal.

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Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:28 pm

Can't wait for Claiborne to post Lea's picture. :)
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Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:55 am

Flanders wrote:Can't wait for Claiborne to post Lea's picture. :)

:-) Photos by Dell Hancock.

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With his dam Greenery:

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Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:11 pm

Steve Haskin's photo of Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Little Current as a yearling:

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Spectacular Bid posted this over on FB- Afleet Alex as a young one

Yes, that does appear to be beer
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serenassong wrote:Spectacular Bid posted this over on FB- Afleet Alex as a young one

Yes, that does appear to be beer
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He had to be bottle fed when he was very young when Maggy Hawk became ill, perhaps that was the best thing they could find to use at the time.
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Flanders wrote:
serenassong wrote:Spectacular Bid posted this over on FB- Afleet Alex as a young one

Yes, that does appear to be beer
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He had to be bottle fed when he was very young when Maggy Hawk became ill, perhaps that was the best thing they could find to use at the time.
Could be- thought that it was odd it looked like a beer bottle- you have to use what you have on hand.
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Well I figured another few baby pictures: How about the new mom Havre De Grace! Well here she is as a baby alongside her dam.
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Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:01 pm

Here is one of South Africa's top sires Northern Guest as a foal.. he is by Northern Dancer out of Sex Appeal by Buckpasser, so he is a full brother to El Gran Senor, and Compliance as well as leading Italian sire Try My Best..
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Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:04 pm

What is the world of horse racing without a picture of the great sire Northern Dancer - pictured here as a yearling
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DanLewis wrote:Well I figured another few baby pictures: How about the new mom Havre De Grace! Well here she is as a baby alongside her dam.
Wow, she is a looker even back then!
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Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:35 pm

HDG was a gorgeous baby! And look at the butt on her. I've seen QH foals with less bountiful booty.
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Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:24 pm

I know the angle is bad but what do those that know more than I, think about Z13?
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Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:09 am

On the Spectacular Bid Facebook page is a color photo of Seattle Slew as a newborn, foaled on February 15, 1974. Happy Birthday, Baby Huey, we will never forget you!
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Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:40 am

Blue Ribbon Farm posted a baby picture of Atta Boy Roy, foaled May 26, 2005.
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Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:44 pm

amfuller wrote:I know the angle is bad but what do those that know more than I, think about Z13?
Couldn't say if I know more than you and wouldn't assume so, but I think Z13 has looked very classy from day one. If his classy quality translates to on-track performance, look out world. We have roughly 18 months still to wait for his racing debut, if not longer, but I'm looking forward to that already.
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