Recent Updates

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

Tour of Duty privately sold to White Birch

September 11th, 2019

Season 1 update: Tour of Duty was privately sold to White Birch for $700,000 at the Keeneland September sale on September 9, 2019. Phipps stable will retain 20%. 

Watch this video of Tour of Duty as a foal at Claiborne Farm then, preparing to enter the sales, thanks to TVG

Tour of Duty will be at Keeneland September Sale

September 9th, 2019

Season 1 update: The Phipps Stable's yearling colt Tour of Duty will be at the Keeneland September sales today (Monday, Spetember 9), Hip #58. 

"Tour of Duty, a War Front colt out of the winning Medaglia d'Oro mare Sabbatical, was the first foal delivered in the first season of the Museum's foal Patrol project. Tour of Duty, who is set to sell on the first day of Keeneland September, had his name chosen via a Foal Patrol contest, as the Phipps stable agreed to select his name from viewer submissions." - Nicole Russo, "Foal Patrol star set for Keeneland September"

DRF article

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Photo courtesy of Claiborne Farm

Update on Tour of Duty

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

Tour Of Duty - We're Watching You!

July 2nd, 2018

Earlier today a Foal Patrol Fan noticed on the live feed that Tour of Duty was “cast” in his stall, and she reached out to us.

Thank you for letting us know!  

We immediately called the farm and within minutes, the farm manager went into the stall and pulled Tour of Duty from the wall.

Fortunately, Tour of Duty was not stressed out and seemed fairly nonchalant about the entire situation.

A horse is said to be “cast” when it gets stuck on its back or side and can’t get its feet under it to stand up again.

This is a screenshot of what the fan saw.

Tour Of Duty, Such A Boy!

July 2nd, 2018

It's hard to believe Tour Of Duty is almost seven months old!  Soon, he will be weaned from his mother and will start training for his future.  It's going to be so much fun following him...our first Foal Patrol baby!