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

Staying close

With Honors
February 15th, 2019

With Honors and her filly are developing a strong bond. They spend their mornings in the paddock and her foal loves staying close as they explore together. 

Update on Tour of Duty

Sabbatical
February 14th, 2019

Claiborne Farm provided some nice photo updates on Tour of Duty, Sabbatical's colt from Season 1! 

"He is doing well in our yearling division. He comes in at 7am each morning and goes back out in a field of 8 yearling colts around 1pm for the afternoon/evening." 

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Photo courtesy of Claiborne Farm

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Photo courtesy of Claiborne Farm

Hot City Girl delivered her first foal

La Verdad
February 12th, 2019

Sheila Rosenblum of Lady Sheila Stable sent a wonderful update that Hot City Girl, La Verdad’s sister, had her first foal....a Bernardini Colt on Sunday, February 10th at Darley: Gainsborough Farm. She had a healthy delivery and Hot City Girl is taking well to being a mom. Congratulations to all! 

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Photo courtesy of Lady Sheila Stable

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Photo courtesy of Lady Sheila Stable

Comme Chez Soi

Comme Chez Soi
February 11th, 2019

It is the week of her due date and Comme Chez Soi is quite relaxed about that. Up on the hill above Saratoga Lake, she is enjoying the snow and taking it easy.

Greg Daley, Director of Farm and Breeding Operations at Old Tavern Farm provided some updates. "Comme Chez Soi is not really showing signs of delivery. Quite honestly, we predict her going late. Some of the visual signs like her milk bag filling up and the tail softening are not apprearing for her at the moment. She's in a holding pattern for now. We are continuing to keep a close eye on her until nature gives us a sign."

We will be checking in with him regularly this week as Valentine's Day (her due date) is coming soon! 

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Photo courtesy of Old Tavern Farm

Moved to nursery barn

With Honors
February 8th, 2019

"With Honors and her Tapit filly are doing great. They have graduated from the foaling barn up to our nursey barn, where they will stay for the next few weeks before moving into a larger field with other mares and foals. Their schedule remains the same, they will go out each morning around 7 A.M., and come back inside for the day around 2:30 P.M. Each mare and foal are turned out individually for the first few weeks at the nursery barn – this helps the mare and foal bond prior to being introduced to other mares and foals. Their paddock is between 1-1.5 acres, giving the foal plenty of room to run, play and grow. Both mom and filly are happy, healthy and enjoying the sunshine!" - Jill Gordon, Client Relations and Sales Manager at Claiborne Farm 

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Photo courtesy of Claiborne Farm