Carlton & United Breweries’ Clydies Retire

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Like Budweiser Beer in the U.S., Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) in Australia also has a famous team of Clydesdale horses. However, after 65 years this team of drafts are being retired. Three of the six horse team are older and their trainer for the past 34 years, Glen Pate, is retiring. Given the flux of [...]

Foal Patrol Announcement

January 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For those who haven’t heard of FOAL PATROL, it is a collective of live web cams following several expecting Thoroughbred mares, read more. OK, explanation complete, lets return to today’ exciting announcement – THE FIRST FOAL HAS ARRIVED! #18 on his feet. Sabbatical x War Front. Born 8 days early, a colt to Sabbatical [...]

This is Your Chance to Witness the Birth of Racing Royalty

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , , |

Springtime in Kentucky means one thing – foals! This year the public has unprecedented access to foaling with FOAL PATROL! The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame developed this unique interactive web program that allows fans an up-close, day-by-day look at the foaling process at Thoroughbred horse farms. FOAL PATROL is a collective of live web [...]

Budweiser’s 2017 Baby Boon Recap

October 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Warm Springs Ranch, Missouri is home to the Budweiser Clydesdales. The farm houses more than 70 horses including 15 foals born this year. Jake The first foal, Jake, was born March 21 and the final foal, Rave, born September 28. Each foal can weigh up to 150 lbs. and will stay with their mothers [...]

Twins Beating the Odds

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

The odds of twin foals surviving is 1 in 10,000. It is certainly uncommon but HOW rare? For perspective, the following things are as likely as your mare having twins. Finding a four-leaf clover on the first try Being killed by lightening that hit someone else first Dying from internal bleeding resulting from a liver biopsy [...]

Pharoah’s First Foal

January 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The first foal born to 2015 Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah was born January 3 at Brookdale Farm. Born at 12:30 a.m., the bay colt is also the first foal for mare Kakadu. “It’s very exciting,” said Fred Seitz Jr. of Brookdale Farm. “For the first foal, he’s very nice, very attractive type. Personality wise, I [...]

A Holiday Miracle in the Stable

December 16th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

The holidays are imbued with wonder and surprise. Last year Jenni and Guy Benson, warm blood owners/breeders of Saratoga Studs in South Africa received a particularly special surprise. Jenni’s prize mare, Treliver D’Aquitaine, Daisy, was pregnant with her first foal.  She was a week past her due date and anxiety levels were soaring. Finally, Daisy went [...]

The Most “Bear-able” Friendship!

December 8th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

May 2013 a small bay foal was born at the Dartmoor National Park and rejected by his mother. A concerned farmer found him and phone The Mare and Foal Sanctuary for help. Only a few hours old, he was hungry and trying unsuccessfully to suckle from other mares in the herd. Sanctuary workers rushed to the [...]