Springtime Means Foaling Season

March 25, 2024

Here in Kentucky spring is in the air, and that can mean only one thing: it’s foaling season!
Anyone driving around the outskirts of Lexington, in “Bluegrass Horse Country” as it’s called, is sure to see it — babies frolicking in beautifully fenced pastures with their mothers always close at hand.
A listing of all the foals that are being born at Brittany Farms can be found by clicking here. They are added as they are born, with catalog-style pedigrees available for each soon after they’re registered with the USTA.
Thus far 10 newborns from mares owned by the farm and its partners have arrived, with more coming on what seems like a daily basis.
On the trotting side, there’s Herecomesthesun, a colt from the second crop of Hambletonian winner Captain Corey, whose maternal line traces back to Hambletonian Oaks winner Passionate Glide and the brilliant producer Miss Marita.
There’s a trio by one of the the hottest trotting sires in the game — Walner — including He’s Moni, the half-brother to the fast $380,000 winner Looks Like Moni 3,1:51.4.
For the pacers, there’s a duo by Perfect Sting, whose highly anticipated first crop debuts at the yearling sales this fall. Both are fillies, one from a full sister to millionairess Blue Diamond Eyes and the other the first foal from a half-sister to Meadowlands Pace winner and top Canadian sire He’s Watching.
Plus, there’s a Captaintreacherous full brother to 2023 Kentucky Sire Stakes 2YO Filly Pace winner and $191,000 earner Gifted One p,2,1:52.4 and a Tall Dark Stranger from a full sister to 2 and 3YO stakes winner Queen Of Success.
Even from just the early arrivals you get the drift. These youngsters carry the best pedigrees you’ll find anywhere, which is just what you’d expect from a farm that has placed 17 horses in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame.

Broodmare watching over her recent foal (Joseph Kyle Photo)

Brittany-bred Perfect Sting — his first crop sells this fall (Michael Lisa/Lisa Photo)