Welcome to the Foal Patrol Blog! Here you will find content from all of our mares in one place. Please check back regularly as we will be constantly posting new content.

Gun Runner at the Pegasus World Cup

Gun Runner
January 23rd, 2020

In 2018, Gun Runner, ridden by Florent Geroux, won the Pegasus World Cup. It was a monumental event as it was the final race of his career and a remarkable fifth consecutive win following his Breeder's Cup Classic victory. Below is footage from Gun Runner's final race. 

His trainer, Steve Asmussen said "For him to come through like he did in the Pegasus, I'm just so proud of the horse. What a dream come true he is. He's just a special individual."

The Pegasus World Cup will be held at Gulfstream Park this Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Gun Runner's daily schedule

Gun Runner
January 21st, 2020

Gun Runner is preparing for his breeding season to begin in early February but at this time, he has a pretty regulated daily schedule. Rebecca Nicholson at Three Chimneys Farm provides an overview:

Gun Runner comes into his stall from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. each day. He comes in each morning for several reasons. He gets his temperature taken, feet picked out, and is examined closely for any changes in his physical appearance or attitude. He is also fed, groomed and shown to prospective breeders during these hours. As you may have noticed, Gun Runner also LOVES his naps. When the stallions come inside they enjoy relaxing in the comfort of their stalls where they get a break from environmental conditions.  

Gun Runner is taken out of his stall around 8:30 each morning to be groomed. Our stallions are shown frequently to breeders during the day, and we want them looking their best and brightest at all times. When Gun Runner leaves his stall during the late morning hours, he is typically being shown to prospective breeders. It is important for breeders to examine our stallions to make sure their conformation and physical attributes compliment that of their mare.

Around 1 p.m. he is turned out to his paddock and stays there overnight. 

Below is a video of Stallion Manager, Sandy Hatfield explaining his daily schedule a bit more. 

Camera feed hours for Foal Patrol

January 21st, 2020

Hello Foal Patrol fans. Currently, the participating mares are turned out for most of the day, and the paddock cameras are live from approximately 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. There is no camera feed at night. 

Once the mares get closer to their foaling dates, they will be brought inside for further monitoring. We will adjust the camera location and schedules accordingly. Details for each mare will be available on their individual page and updated on their daily schedule. 

Enjoy the horses in their natural environment (sometimes beyond camera view) leading up to the deliveries.  

Magical World moves to foaling stall

Magical World
January 21st, 2020

Three Chimneys Farm sent an update that Magical World has been moved to her stall in the foaling barn and she will occupy that space from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. daily. She is progressing as expected and ready to begin the final phase of her pre-partum management. She will be monitored more closely going forward now that she is in the barn overnight. Chris Baker said that she still appears to be 30 days out from delivery and he will provide updates throughout the coming weeks on how she is doing. 

The cameras will be streaming from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and live footage will extend as she get closer to her expected foaling date on February 14th. 

Meet Hall of Fame Member, Ashado at Gainsborough Farm

January 21st, 2020

Meet Ashado, the Foal Patrol season 3 Hall of Fame mare at Gainsborough Farm. Danny Mulvihill, Farm Manager introduces her and shares some of her personality traits. She is in foal to Frosted and both of their racing records hold great honors. Ashado is an Eclipse Award winner with 7 Grade 1 wins. 

The staff at Gainsborough Farm look forward to hearing feedback and questions from Foal Patrol fans throughout this season.