Recent Updates

Welcome to Foal Patrol Season 5! Check in here for our latest mare and foal updates and season announcements.

Bye from Baby Bunny

Spanish Bunny
June 28th, 2022

As we posted here yesterday, Spanish Bunny is content and well at Gainesway, entering her second month of pregnancy. For more information on gestation through all three trimesters, visit the Breeding/Reproduction Blog of our Season 5 Education Site

We waited a long time for "Baby Bunny" to arrive this winter, and Foal Patrol thanks Gainesway for giving us the chance to share Spanish Bunny and her Uncle Mo colt with their dedicated Foal Patrol fans. Spanish Bunny 22 continues to enjoy overnight turnout with his pasture buddies, all foaled around the same time, including his best pasture buddy, Money Huntress 22. Spanish Bunny 22 will be weaned in the next few weeks along with his pasture mates. The farm staff will wait for a mild day, and after the group is weaned, they will remain in their current barn while their mothers are moved to another field with other mares at about the same point in their current pregnancies.

Foal Patrol thanks Gainesway Farm for giving us insight into broodmare operations and for the many opportunities to learn more about the care and management of mares and foals. Thank you for all your hard work and an awesome season, and best wishes to your crew, broodmares, stallions, and horses of all ages. 

Enjoy this final clip of the season from Baby Bunny at Gainesway.


Spanish Bunny
June 27th, 2022

We are happy to share that Spanish Bunny was bred to Karakontie and is a little over 30 days into her pregnancy. Her previous foals by Karakontie include multiple graded stakes placed Spanish Loveaffair, foaled in 2018, and multiple graded stakes winner Spendarella, foaled in 2019. Spendarella finished second in her most recent start on June 17 in the Grade 1 Coronation Stakes at Ascot, bringing the filly's record to three wins and one second from four starts and earnings of more than $400,000. 

We extend our congratulations to Spanish Bunny, and all her Foal Patrol fans wish her the very best as she carries another Karakontie foal this year. Click here for more information on Karakontie.

Happy day!

Spanish Bunny
June 17th, 2022

It’s hard to believe this colt turns 4 months today. Described by the crew as rambunctious, rowdy, and getting bigger every day, we’re not sure how much longer we can keep calling this colt “Baby Bunny.” Your Foal Patrol fans hope you enjoy your special day at Gainesway (and they will probably always call you "Baby Bunny," whatever your age)!

More new photos

Spanish Bunny
June 15th, 2022

Some promised new photos of Spanish Bunny and Baby Bunny are here! We captured these right before high temperatures settled in for a few days in Kentucky.

For more information on some horse care considerations during the hot months of summer, visit the Horse Care blog of the Season 5 Education Site

This active colt is most content when turned out and moving freely. He still shares a field with his favorite pasture buddy, Money Huntress 22, and the pair are growing more independent from their dams with each day.