It’s March and the Madness has started.

It’s March and the Madness has started.

The starting 5 are on the ground and the 7 players yet to arrive will be produced by the mares watching at left. Mares will, as we all know, produce the added players when they are darn well ready! We’ve had five babies so far and the mares have been very considerate with their foaling times, unusual but very nice that they all delivered before midnight. At Point Guard = Flame Mingo ’22 Goldencents filly out of Flame Mingo Flame Mingo was the first to foal on March 12th only 7 days past her due date.  She started nesting just after dinner. She ate all of her dinner which made us think she wasn’t really thinking about having her baby too soon.  But her water broke at 9:40 p.m. and within 10 minutes she had a cute Goldencents filly.  The filly has a beautiful wide blaze as you can see and was up within the hour.  It was a really cold night so she was glad when we turned the big heater on so she could get nice and toasty.  We’ve nicknamed her Flamingo.  Power Forward Position = Caradini ’22 Candy Ride filly out of Caradini The next night Caradini decided it was time to have her baby.  She was only two days past her due date which was typical for her.  After coming in about 4:00 p.m. she unlike Flame Mingo, did not eat her dinner.  She nibbled on a little hay and was quite agitated. Her water broke at 8:54 p.m. and 13 minutes later delivered a filly by Candy Ride.  We may have to nickname her...

The New Year

Friends Forever It’s 2022, and even the horses can’t believe it.  The farm rings in the new year with a big Birthday Party.  The mares, like many women, don’t like for me to remind them about being a year older but the weanlings becoming yearlings embrace the day.  And though, the day was very soggy it didn’t seem to dampen their spirits.  Tinner’s Storm is our old man on the farm turning 22.  The mares are not telling their age but I can tell you they are healthy and enjoying life.  Those of you that have been here last year have seen a few new mares on the farm and have watched the babies grow into yearlings.  Here’s an update on each group.  We have 16 pregnant mares.  I know there are some of you that like to try and schedule a visit when you have a good chance of seeing a new foal so here’s the projected foaling dates.         Mare                             In-Foal To                     Projected Date Rags to Brags              American Pharoah                2/4/2022Flame Mingo              Goldencents                            3/5/2022Dance America          Goldencents                            3/8/2022Caradini                      Candy Ride                             3/11/2022Shane’s Girlfriend     Authentic                               3/13/2022Sweet Halory             Vekoma                                   3/19/2022Hit The Limit             Goldencents                            3/20/2022Sweet August Lady   Goldencents                            3/25/2022Mo Buckets                 Goldencents                            4/1/2022Elusive Bae                 Hard Spun                               4/7/2022Pistol Packin Rose     Higher Power                          4/19/2022Perdy                           Violence                                  4/21/2022Mysteriously              Goldencents                            4/23/2022First Shift                    Global Campaign                    4/24/2022Madaket Sunset         Goldencents                            4/27/2022 Bellezza Rosso            War of Will                             5/2/2022 Check your calendars and if you book by February 10, 2022 you’ll get the bonus of one night free when you book two or more nights.  (With the exception of several restricted dates) We have seven barren mares that will be bred for the 2023 foaling season.    Getting a...
Born To Run

Born To Run

I have lots to catch you up on …so I’ll start with the B&B. We have been very busy with many of our regular guests who come every year, but had to take last year off, as 2020 was a year that wasn’t. We’ve also been meeting many new guests that seem to enjoy finding a place to rest, relax, and commune with all the horses on the farm. As guests spend time on the farm, it’s fun to hear their stories about which horse they have identified as their favorite. Sweet Halory ’21 The last two weeks the guests have had the rare experience of having Chuck doing all farm tours. Recently he had a couple, Tamera and Lyle from Illinois, who also knew a good friend of Chuck’s from years ago. He’s realizing how enjoyable it can be to introduce our guests to Rosecrest Farm, the horses and the resident cats and kittens but also hearing the stories that our guests bring. Ok… you might be wondering why Chuck is doing the farm tours and my sister, Linda, is in the kitchen every morning preparing breakfast. Well I fell and broke my kneecap, so for the time being I am not able to bend my knee. Hopefully I’ll be able to start rehabilitation soon, many adjectives come to mind to describe how I feel about this situation but I’m trying to stay positive and looking for the silver lining. So let me get back to the most interesting topic…horses. I’ve already shared our first six foals with you so let me share the rest. Sweet Halory ’21...
Our First Six Foals of 2021

Our First Six Foals of 2021

The Derby’s been over for a week and life is still crazy. Unlike last year the Kentucky Derby was run on the first Saturday in May with spectators and they sang “My Old Kentucky Home” YEA!!!! We were cheering for Hot Rod Charlie since we have close ties to some of his connections…and he was being ponied by “Coach” Lava Man. Hot Rod Charlie didn’t win but he ran a good race and was on the board. He seems to be getting better with every race. I wish I had gotten several blogs written since January, but I didn’t and I will attempt to catch up in this blog and one or two more. In summary we delivered 12 babies. 9 fillies and 3 colts. As you can see it was the year for fillies, and as always I believe all of them will be great racehorses. Malibu Gem ’21 by Practical Joke So, back to February 9th, Malibu Gem delivered a beautiful long legged filly by Practical Joke. And, as usual Gem was a few days past her due date and giving us very few signs that foaling was getting close except for being more irritable than usual. As you can see from this photo they both were content to rest before getting up. But once up, she was quick to nurse. The next day we had a severe ice storm that took out our electricity at the foaling barn for about twelve hours. Kentucky Utilities did a great job that day getting electricity on for so many, one of their employees even offered to hold a light...

Goldencents Son’s Storm Breeders’ Cup 2020

Some of our return guests enjoying the weanlings Where has this year gone? It seems, COVID-19 has had an effect on everyone this year…some businesses have closed, others are struggling to stay open and everywhere you look people are wearing masks, and it’s not even Halloween. I will not dwell on the negative but instead concentrate on the positive. We have guests once again returning to the B&B, return guests have come back and to use their words “Rosecrest Farm is a place they know they can walk around and almost feel normal again”.  Some are staying with us for the first time. It seems many people have been suffering from “COVID-19 seclusion” and are in need of a change of scenery. And guess what…they found it at Rosecrest Farm. The morning starts with a cup of our special bourbon blend coffee that they take to the front porch and watch the beautiful shades of sunrise. Then, after breakfast they are just in time to see the weanlings being turned out of the barn and explode into the pasture, you’d think they heard the call to post and are off like a flash. Once that show is over, there are still plenty of mints for retirees and a few pregnant mamas. Pistol Packin in foal to Sky Mesa Pistol Packin Rose is really fun to watch these days…she’s in foal for the first time and recently has started looking at her belly and wondering what is going on. I could go on and on about our girls but I won’t bore you.  It’s been a beautiful fall with the...