Foaling Season Has Arrived!

February 27, 2020

Even with the late night alarms and phone calls—and the occasional difficult delivery—it’s one of the most enjoyable times of the year, as it’s foaling season at Brittany Farms.
That miracle of new birth will be on full display at the farm over the next several months, as the 40-plus mares owned by the farm in whole or in partnership will be delivering their new colts or fillies.
Thus far two foals have been born, the most recent, pictured with this story, an American Ideal colt that is the first foal from the unraced Captaintreacherous mare, Lady Captain (see pedigree). He carries more than a modest pedigree, as he is a brother-in-blood to one of the greatest pacing fillies of all time, American Jewel. You can read all about her on the website’s Hall Of Fame!
Foaled a few days earlier was a Father Patrick filly from Honor Thy Daughter (see pedigree). This filly happens to be a full sister to Special Honor 3,1:53.4, a Grand Circuit stakes winner of almost $300,000. You may recall that Father Patrick (bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms) became the sire of the sport’s first $1-million yearling at last fall’s Lexington Selected Sale.
These foals, and all those yet to come, will be kept with their dams on 140 acres at Brittany’s “old” location on Pisgah Pike near Versailles, Ky. When the foals become yearlings in 2021, they’ll be transferred to the new farm southeast of town, where all of Brittany’s yearlings are now raised.
Judging from the racing success of yearlings raised on this property—2019 stars Bettor’s Wish, Manchego, and Six Pack, to name just a few—it’s land that is absolutely perfect for the job!
Brittany invites you to check back from time to time to see the updates to the farm’s listing of new foals, as they will be added to the website’s “Foals” page after they are born.
There you’ll see “the stars of tomorrow!”

American Ideal-Lady Captain colt