Foal Patrol, a initiative of the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame, was launched in 2017 to provide a behind-the-scenes look at thoroughbred mares in foal. The program was conceptualized by John Hendrickson, the Museum’s president and his late wife, renowned philanthropist and Thoroughbred owner, Marylou Whitney. This year, Foal Patrol has partnered with the Paulick Report to bring you closer to featured mares and foals and to ask farm staff questions about their care and management during the season.
The live web cameras follow five mares from the end of their pregnancy through the birth of their foals and then let us watch the foals as they grow. Prior seasons attracted more than 35 million combined views! This year’s line up includes;
Traveling Tiger, who gave birth to a filly sired by In foal to WinStar Farm stallion Audible at 9:30 p.m. on January 13th. Born 9:30 p.m. Traveling Tiger is a 6-year-old bay daughter of Candy Ride out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Atlantic Voyage. You can watch the filly’s birth on the gallery page along with her progress since then.
Traveling Tiger’s video cam streams live from 6:00-8:00 a.m. in her stall; 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in their paddock and then back in her stall from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. As the filly gets bigger, the stall is starting to look smaller!
Traveling Tiger is fed 4 quarts of sweet feed twice a day with .5 oz. probiotic and 1 oz. fish oil along with alfalfa hay as needed.
Spanish Bunny is a 15 year old mare who gave birth to a colt sired by Coolmore stallion Uncle Mo, on February 17th. Of her six previous Spanish Bunny has four starters including a Grade 1 winner and a multiple stakes placed runner.
Spanish Bunny’s daily live cam followers her from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. in her stall; 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in her paddock; and back in her stall from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Spanish Bunny is fed pelleted feed and alfalfa hay.
Elate is an 8-year-old dark bay daughter of Medaglia d’Oro out of the Distorted Humor mare Cheery who is in foal to Speightstown. Elate had an impressive career, posting 7-7-2 from 19 starts and earning more than $2.6 million. Elate was bred and campaigned by Claiborne Farm, where she still lives.
Elate’s foal’s expected due date is March 13th but she foaled before her due date last year, and her bag has already developed with milk production, so stay tuned!
Elate eats 5 quarts of grain twice a day, gets 1/2 to 3/4 of a flake of hay in her stall, and is turned out on pasture from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily.
Repeta is an unraced, 11-year old mare in foal to Three Chimneys Farm freshman sire Volatile. She was purchased by Mulholland Springs for $70,000 at the 2020 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Of her six foals to date, Repeta has produced four starters, including three winners. Her foal by Volatile has an estimated due date of late March or early April 2022.
Repeta is fed 2 pounds of Three Chimneys’ prenatal cubed feed twice a day. Her live cam runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily in her paddock and 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily in her stall.
Floripa is an 8-year old gray mare by Tapit n foal to Spendthrift Farm stallion Vekoma, Floripa (KY) is an 8-year-old gray or roan daughter of Tapit out of the Dixieland Band mare Southern Sonata. Unplaced in seven career starts, Floripa was purchased for $57,000 by Old Tavern Farm at the 2019 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Floripa has delivered two foals to date, including one winner. Her foal by Vekoma has an expected due date of May 5, 2022.
Floripa is fed 5 quarts of fortified grain twice a day. You can watch Floripa in her paddock every day from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For a chance to have one of your questions asked in an upcoming Foal Patrol episode with the Paulick Report, email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to let us know if your question is for a specific Season 5 mare.