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Welcome to the Foal Patrol! Here you will find content from all of our mares in one place. Please check back regularly for the latest updates!

Tapit Update

Tapit
May 21st, 2021

Tapit misses all of his Foal Patrol fans, but is loving his life at beautiful Gainesway Farm!

Collections Connections with Foal Patrol

May 19th, 2021

Our fifth and final installment of Collections Connections with Foal Patrol shines a spotlight on a Season 4 mare who has a special connection to the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Old Tavern Farm’s To the Moon Alice (b. 2013, by Malibu Moon out of Love Match, by Partners Hero) can trace her lineage back to six winners of the Preakness Stakes within five generations: Native Dancer (1953), Nashua (1955), Bold Ruler (1957), Northern Dancer (1964), Secretariat (1973), and Seattle Slew (1977). Two of these horses won the Triple Crown (Secretariat and Seattle Slew), and each one of these racing legends is enshrined in our Hall of Fame. 

On May 21, 1977, Tayhill Stable’s Seattle Slew continued his win-streak and defeated Iron Constitution by a length-and-a-half to win the 102nd running of the Preakness. Three weeks later, Slew scored a four-length victory in the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first undefeated horse to win the Triple Crown. This framed piece in the Museum Collection showcases the programs and $2 win betting tickets for each of his Triple Crown races. Seattle Slew entered the Hall of Fame with the Class of 1981. 

Fun fact: Seattle Slew can also be found in the pedigree of 2021 Preakness Stakes winner Rombauer!

21Miss Always Ready - growth chart & weigh in

Miss Always Ready
May 3rd, 2021

21 Miss Always Ready is a healthy, growing foal! Watch the video by Chris Baker to learn all about her measurements, and take a look at her growth chart below. 

TAA Farms

April 26th, 2021

We have four Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredited farms to share with you this week. The first is Thoroughbred Retirement Network of Louisiana in Covington, LA.This is a  non-profit organization that was established to rescue, rehabilitate, retrain, rehome, and assist with the retirement of ex-racehorses. Check out their website here: www.thoroughbrednetwork.net

Our second farm is Lone Star Outreach to Place Ex-Racers ("LOPE") in Driftwood, TX. LOPE helps at-risk racehorses find second careers, while inspiring young people through horsemanship education. For more information head to their website:www.lopetx.org

Remember Me Rescue in Burleson, TX is the third farm this week. The Remember Me Retired Racehorse Program was formed by racehorse trainers and volunteers to assist retired and injured racehorses after their careers at the track are over. They accept, rehabilitate, and retrain exracehorses with the hopes of finding them new homes with responsible owners. Head to their website for more info: www.teamkeen.com

The last farm of the week is Thoroughbred Athletes in Guthrie, OK. The mission of Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc. is to rehabilitate, retrain, and re-home off track Thoroughbred horses and afford community youth the opportunity to experience the process. For more information go to their website: www.thoroughbred-athletes.com

Miss Always Ready - recovering well

Miss Always Ready
April 23rd, 2021

Miss Always Ready appears to be turning the corner in her recovery from colic surgery. Her vital signs are all now within normal limits and her appetite is good. She is not quite ready to return to the farm, but should do so early next week. Her 2021 Palace Malice foal continues to do well with the nurse mare Beauty. 

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