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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.

Gun Runner wins the Whitney Stakes in 2017

Gun Runner
May 27th, 2020

Three Chimneys Farm shared some of the major racing footage of Gun Runner. Below is the G1 Whitney Stakes, an American thoroughbred horse race held in Saratoga Springs, NY. The race is named for the Whitney Family, whose members were and remain prominent participants and supporters of the sport of thoroughbred racing. Gun Runner won this race on August 5, 2017. 

Foal Patrol scavenger hunt round five answers

May 27th, 2020

Last week, the Museum shared the fifth round of the Foal Patrol virtual scavenger hunt. Below are the answers. Throughout the coming weeks we will continue to post questions, the answers to which can be found on the Foal Patrol website, education blog and individual mare pages from seasons 1, 2, and 3. Stay tuned!

1. What is the average weight of a foal at birth? A foal can weigh between 100-150 pounds at birth.

2. Name the first mare that delivered in Season 1. Sabbatical

3. Horses have a range of vision that covers how many degrees? What areas are their blind spots? A horse has a range of vision covering 330 degrees. They have blind spots in front of their nose as well as over their back and behind the tail.

4. Which mare from Season 2 is chestnut colored? Starr Bear

Memento d'Oro and filly traveled to Kentucky

Alpine Sky
May 27th, 2020

Yesterday morning Memento d'Oro and her filly traveled to Kentucky. She will be rebred to Speightstown. They went to Sally Thomas who takes care of the Old Tavern Farm mares in Lexington, an integral part of the OTF team. Alpine Sky is also with Sally Thomas and doing very well.

The camera will remain in place, on the paddock for now. There may be occasional views of other horses as well as the other animals at the farm (Porkchop). Thanks for following!

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Photo courtesy of Old Tavern Farm

Magical World20 conformation evaluation and Magical World pregnancy update

Magical World
May 22nd, 2020

Chris Baker shares this update on Magical World and her colt. The video gives an overview on Magical World and her pregnancy (further details on her most recent ultrasound below), a view of the colt's development with a walking conformation evaluation and discussion of his calm temperament. 

Below is a video of ultrasound scan of Magical World’s 35 day old embryo from this morning. The form within the dark sphere is the embryo within it’s vesicle in mare’s uterus. The pulsing you see, first in black and white and then in the highlighted box in color, is the embryo’s heartbeat. A clear, strong heartbeat showing a very healthy, normally developing embryo at the present time. We will continue to provide update images as we go along. 

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