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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.

Schedule update for Silver Colors and colt

Silver Colors
May 10th, 2019

After a veternarian check, Silver Colors19 was given the all clear to go outside as his ribs have healed. A paddock camera will be installed so we can view Silver Colors and colt at Gainesway Farm. Stay tuned for updates!   

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Photo courtesy of Amy Slugantz

Silver Colors19 is active and playful

Silver Colors
May 7th, 2019

Gainesway Farm sent an update on the 9 day old colt:

Silver Colors19 is doing really well. He has become more active for longer periods as the days go by. He should get an exam sometime next week to see how his ribs are healing. His mom, Silver Colors hopes he gets the all clear as she is ready to go back outside.

Here is a recent video of him playing in the stall. You can see he is energetic and full of spunk!

Silver Colors19 - happy and healthy

Silver Colors
April 30th, 2019

Neil Howard at Gainesway Farm provided an update on Silver Colors19

Silver Colors delivered her colt three weeks early. There is concern when this happens because of the overall health of the foal. After close observation, this foal seems to have suffered no major ill effects and is happy. The colt did suffer a couple of broken ribs during delivery which will require him to be in the stall for about 2 weeks. This measure is taken to ensure the foal doesn't overly exert itself causing further injury. 

He is out of a daughter of Kentucky Derby winning filly, Winning Colors and is a half-brother to G1 stakes winner Eskimo Kisses. He is obviously a valuable commodity and we are delighted to have him on the ground in good health.

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Photo courtesy of Gainesway Farm

Silver Colors delivers a colt!

Silver Colors
April 28th, 2019

Silver Colors delivered a colt at Gainesway Farm early this morning, Sunday, April 28th. With the delivery being three weeks early, the farm staff had some concerns during the birth. In order to ensure everyone was healthy and safe, they turned off the cameras last night. Mom and foal needed some time to recover, but they are both doing pretty well now.   

Neil Howard, General Manager at Gainesway shared that following the foaling, the colt was found to have a couple broken ribs. They will restrict the foal's turnout to the stall for the next two weeks to allow the ribs to heal. The colt will be checked and examined later on to confirm the ribs are healing well. 

Silver Colors19 is settling in well to life at the farm and the Gainesway farm staff will continue to keep a close eye on him. Here is a image of him nursing!

Gainesway Farm’s Silver Colors to be featured in National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2

Silver Colors
November 26th, 2018

Gainesway Farm’s Silver Colors to be featured in
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2

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Silver Colors (Photo Courtesy of Kim Nelson)

Silver Colors, an 11-year-old mare owned by and residing at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online in late December at www.foalpatrol.com.

Bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds, Ltd., Silver Colors was born on March 3, 2007. She is a gray/roan daughter of Mr. Greeley out of the Caro mare Winning Colors, a Hall of Fame inductee who won the became the third filly to win the Kentucky Derby in 1988. After a brief racing career in England, Silver Colors has become best known as the dam of Eskimo Kisses, winner of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes this year. Silver Colors is in foal to three-time leading sire, Tapit with an estimated foaling date of May 17, 2019.

The first season of Foal Patrol, a one-of-a-kind collection of live cameras following the daily activities of in-foal mares, had more than 1.6 million views from December 2017 through September 2018. The Museum will be making weekly announcements of the participating horses leading up to the debut of Season 2 in late December. Silver Colors joins With Honors (Claiborne Farm), Love and Pride (Three Chimneys), Comme Chez Soi (Old Tavern Farm) and Viva Sheila (Lady Sheila Stable/Edition Farm) in Season 2. More horses will be announced during December.

For more information about the Museum, including special events and program offerings, please visit our website at www.racingmuseum.org.