Recent Updates

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

Bird Town Cover Up!

Bird Town
May 15th, 2018

We've seen this so many times on the Foal Patrol live feed, we had to share it with Foal Patrol fans who might have missed it...Bird Town loves to cover up her filly with hay in the stall.  Maybe she's hiding her?  Maybe she's just having fun?  Maybe she knows she's entertaining us?  Some horse experts say mares will instinctively hide their foals in an effort to keep them from predators.  So cute....

Bird Town, what are you waiting for...?

Bird Town
May 1st, 2018

As a three year old, Bird town won the Kentucky Oaks and set the record!  Is she waiting to deliver in honor of that glorious day this year on Friday, May 4?

Getting Closer...

Bird Town
April 30th, 2018

The folks at Gainesway tell us Bird Town is showing a few new signs of getting close to delivery.  Make sure to enter your prediction for Bird Town's due date on the Foal Patrol contest page -- you could win a $250 gift certificate at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame gift shop!

Bird Town - 48 Hours & Counting...

Bird Town
April 24th, 2018

Bird Town's due date is just 48 hours away.  Here are a couple video updates from Gainesway Farm Manager, Neil Howard:

Bird Town - An Original

Bird Town
April 3rd, 2018

This is a painting of Bird Town cantering back to the Winner’s Circle after winning the Kentucky Oaks in 2003.  The artist, Richard Stone Reeves was an American equine painter whom Blood-Horse magazine described as perhaps the greatest modern-day horse painter.   This was the only time he ever painted a horse cantering back to the Winner’s Circle.  John Hendrickson commissioned the piece as a gift to his wife Marylou Whitney.  The National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame has several of Reeves’ works in its collection.