occurs, take the time to clean and disinfect the stall.
Direct observation of the mare at frequent intervals may delay foaling
Coleman suggested that the mare be moved to the foaling
area between four to six weeks before the estimated foaling
date, so she can be come comfortable.
The average and median foaling
dates for the last ten winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup are over a month later than for Derby winners, which illustrates the greater flexibility jumps breeders have producing horses who won't grace a racecourse until later in their lives.
Starting with the Queen Mary, seven of the last 20 (35 per cent) were won by January foals despite them accounting for just 13 per cent of the runners, while Damson (2004) and Shining Hour (1999), who were foaled in April, are the only winners during this period who had foaling
dates later than March 27.
Thus the fact that Maid For Running had recovered so well from her foaling
persuaded Redvers to cover her so quickly.
Among the other early foaling
mares is the regally bred Paquita, who delivered a filly by Tiger Hill in early January.
THE US Jockey Club has announced that it conducted numerous inspections of farms in nine states across the US last month to check on broodmares with early foaling
He gained no advantage from his early foaling
date, and was not going to be competitive with his official crop for several years.
KINGWOOD STUD closed out the foaling
season in good time when Royale Rose produced the stud's final foal of 2003, a chestnut colt by
The event was also a first for Sue Caldwell, who has had plenty of experience in foaling
barns, but was attending her first birth as Newsells Park's new foaling
On The House died after foaling
a Lion Cavern colt in 1998.
Sue Caldwell's book, Foaling
Simplified (pounds 12), is of considerable topical interest.
Double Sunrise was only placed but has done her bit for the family, foaling
2000 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Kona Gold, who goes for a repeat on Saturday.
Then the foaling
mares are producing either still-births or foals born with a `redbag'.