Gainesway Farm’s Vaulcluse to be featured in National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 3
VaulcluseNovember 13th, 2019
Vaulcluse, a 14-year-old dark bay daughter of Hall of Famer A.P. Indy owned by Gainesway Farm, will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 3, which will debut online Friday, Dec. 27 at www.foalpatrol.com. The live stream will coincide with a special free kickoff event at the Museum that day, the family-friendly “Foal Patrol Kids!” open house, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The first two seasons of Foal Patrol, a one-of-a-kind collection of live cameras following the daily activities of in-foal mares, had more than three million total views from December 2017 through September 2019. More participating horses will be announced weekly leading up to the debut of Season 3. Vaulcluse, who was bred in Canada, is the second mare announced for Foal Patrol Season 3, joining Alpine Sky of Old Tavern Farm near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Vaulcluse is out of the Dehere mare Betty’s Pet. Vaulcluse made three starts in her short career and won them all. She broke her maiden at Belmont Park in October 2007 and won an allowance optional claimer two months later at Aqueduct. In her lone start as a 3-year-old, Vaulcluse won the Suncoast Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in February 2008. She was trained by Tom Albertrani for Eugene Melnyk, her breeder.
Vaulcluse is in foal to War Front with an expected foaling date of March 16, 2020.
The “Foal Patrol Kids!” event on Dec. 27 will feature a variety of fun and educational activities plus snacks, giveaways, and special guests. Visitors are invited to explore the Foal Patrol website on Museum iPads to learn about the new in-foal mares, make a craft, ride an equipony and see the HorsePlay! Gallery to groom a life-sized stuffed animal horse, dress in jockey attire, and investigate objects related to the many careers associated with horse racing. Admission to the Museum will be free throughout the day.
For more information about the Museum, including special events and program offerings, please call (518) 584-0400 or visit our website at www.racingmuseum.org.