Foaling two-by-two

Foaling two-by-two

This is the year for babies to come two at a time. We’ve had two babies in one night before, but we’re not a huge foaling operation so it doesn’t happen all that often for us. This year, we’ve now had that happen THREE times! That might not sound like a lot until you realize that represents six babies out of the nine born so far in 2018. Hot Attraction started the action on February 27.  She was three weeks past her due date, so we had even had the vet check her several times just to make sure all was good with the baby.  She was good, baby was good and sooooo considerate that she delivered before dinner!  Yes, I said “before dinner” at 7:00 PM. This colt by Carpe Diem has an unusual blaze – sort of a broken blaze / blaze in two parts.  It reminds me of a successful horse I’m used to seeing in the last few years, but I’m drawing a blank on the name.  Can anyone help me??? With Chris having everything under control with Mama and baby, Chuck and I went back to the house.  I reheated our dinner and we ate while catching up on the other happenings of the day.  The phone rang and Chris said he thought Suzy Malibu was showing some signs of wanting to deliver. Soooooo back to the barn we went.  Suzy Malibu was a maiden mare (meaning this was the first time for her to have a baby) so we had no historic reference on what she was going to show us before delivering.  At...
Goldencents’ first 2yos making news

Goldencents’ first 2yos making news

Thursday morning was the big day for the OBS works to start.  And the morning started out with a great article in the Blood-Horse Daily,  “Goldencents Progeny Surprise with Precociousness”.  Click here  and go to page 13 of the PDF to read.   Hips No.  1 – 286 sell Tuesday, March 13 starting at  10:30 a.m. Breezing Thursday is the first baby, Hip # 89, a colt out of Tiz the Mambo.  Lots of turf sire power in this pedigree!  (Click on Hip # link to view catalog page)… Hip 89  Click here to view video of his quarter mile work in 22.0 seconds.  Purchased by James McIngvale for $40,000. Hip # 216, colt out of Caribbean Lady. Out of a half-sis to G2 stakes winner HALORY LEIGH (Click on Hip # link to view catalog page)… Hip 216  Click here to view video   of his work in 10.2 seconds.  Purchased by Klaravich Stable for $290,000. Hip # 259, filly out of Dance Darling. Claiborne sires first two dams, from a terrific Canadian family.  Hip 259  Click here to view video   of her work in 10.0 seconds. RNA  (Reserve Not Attained. Means that bidding did not meet her reserve / minimum price set by her consignor.) Hips No.  287 – 573 sell Wednesday, March 14  starting at 10:30 a.m. Hip # 306, filly out of Fallseed. Half-sister to two 2017 stakes horses.  Hip 306  Click here to view video   of her work in 10.3 seconds.  RNA  (Reserve Not Attained. Means that bidding did not meet her reserve / minimum price set by her consignor.) Hip # 339, colt out of Golden Vow. Champions and sires all over the pedigree. Hip 339  [UPDATE…this...
#Goldenwatch

#Goldenwatch

In some ways, it seems like yesterday he left the track. At times, it seemed this week has taken forever to get here. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday the very first foals by our favorite son, two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile Dirt winner GOLDENCENTS will have their “Under Tack Shows” in Ocala, FL. Then they’ll step in the sales ring a week from today and tomorrow. And, thus, their racetrack careers begin! Goldencents has been blessed with a great and kind personality and great people around him.  CLICK HERE to read and enjoy Julie June Stewart’s account of his racetrack farewell. The result is a huge following of people cheering for him to succeed as a stallion, as he did on the racetrack.  Sooooo we are going to endeavor to make it easy for Goldencents’ fans to follow his babies on the racetrack this year – starting with his first eight foals to be offered at the March Sale of Two-year-olds in Training at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company in Ocala, FL. Team Rosecrest / Wilshire Farm is going to use the Rosecrest Farm Blog and the Wilshire Farm Facebook page to keep you up-to-date using the hashtag #Goldenwatch.  We’ll start off with note of when his 2-Year-olds in Training are selling, and would ADORE any updates and/or photos that you hear and pass along to us.  The very best way is via a post to the Wilshire Farm Facebook page. Spendthrift Farm makes it easy to follow their stallions offspring’s entries, but we’re going to make it even easier by also posting the entries and results for Goldencents’ babies this...