Tale of the Cat - Exotic Bloom, By Montbrook

Three Chimneys Farm


Pioneerof the Nile

Bred To

Born 8:30 pm on 2/2/2018

Foaling Date

Three Chimneys Farm


Stopchargingmaria18 -- Weaned Well!

July 19th, 2018

Stopchargingmaria18 has been almost a text book foal!  From birth, she's taken everything in stride -- with confidence. 

Foal Patrol fans may recall back in January, Chris Baker told us "Maria's" strong personality, no doubt helped her gain notoriety and winnings as a highly respected racehorse and those characteristics would probably carry over into motherhood.  Chris was right!  It seems "Maria" has done all the right things with her foal...of course with the help of the amazing team at Three Chimneys.

Stopchargingmaria18 seems ready to take on the world and we're excited to see where she goes!

She's Growing Up!

July 10th, 2018

You've probably noticed Stopchargingmaria18 is on her own in the stall now.  Chris Baker tells us she's been weaned from her mother and she's doing really well!  Once "SCM18" gets settled into her new routine, Chris promises to send us a video update.  Please stay tuned!

Stopchargingmaria 45-Day Ultra Sound

May 9th, 2018

Ultrasounds are used to monitor the early growth of the developing fetus as mares go through their 11-12 gestation period.  As the fetus enlarges, it becomes almost impossible to see the entire image.

This is a video of a 45-day Ultrasound scan of 2019 Stopchargingmaria (in foal to Tapit) taken this morning. The kidney shaped image to the left is the developing fetus, the strand to the right is umbilical structures. In the video, the pulsing orange image is the beating heart of the developing fetus.