We’ve started the year with two fabulous GOLDENCENTS foals. I know some of you are thinking I’m a little biased… and you would be soooo correct :-). But if you think I’m a little excited about our babies, it’s nothing compared to their actual owners WC Racing (Glen and Josh).
So the first mare to foal was Diamond Stilettos on February 5 at 1:27 AM. This is her first foal and we all wondered what kind of Mama she was going to be. Diamond Stilettos retired off the track in California in the summer of 2015. After she was bred to Goldencents last spring and progressed normally, I noticed at about 7 months, she started looking at her belly a lot. Her look was sort of, “What is going ON with my body? It’s changing and I’m feeling some strange things!” The last month she had really bloomed and actually waddled in and out of the barn each day.
Well, for her first time foaling she was great… pretty much laid down, rolled a couple of times and voila… a feisty Goldencents filly! Mama kissed her nose and, like most moms, thought this was the most precious foal of all time. Diamond Stilettos was immediately attentive, and the filly was loving and easy to handle. Wellllllll, maybe I should say she is a “handful, but in a good way”. Because of freezing rain she was two days old when she got out of the barn.
Chuck was surprised when she needed very little encouragement to walk out to the paddock. In fact, she went ahead of her Mom at a trot, making Diamond Stilettos follow right behind. With her Mom’s name and being by Goldencents, we’ve nicknamed her “Pave” (brilliant diamond set in gold). She is very flashy with a nice blaze and two white socks on her back legs for markings. They go with her feisty attitude.
And I couldn’t resist including this video of Pave kicking up her heels (literally) and showing her feisty….
Just click on THIS LINK
Our second mare to foal was Empire Diva. Glen put it best: “Empire Diva has a flair for drama. Last year she produced a colt with a heart shaped blaze one week before Valentine’s Day… this year a big handsome colt by Goldencents ON Valentine’s Day.” This year’s Goldencents colt doesn’t have a heart shaped blaze, but he does have a blaze more like his sire’s. And did I mention he is a big boy?
Well, he is! This guy was an easy delivery for Diva, even though he weighed in at 130 pounds. He actually looks like he’s already three weeks old, and he loves attention. When you go up to his stall he’s almost always standing and comes over when Mom comes over for a little love, then goes back to eating hay.
My apologies to Empire Diva 17. As most of you know, the first born child has LOTS more pictures taken than the younger siblings. And I can sure testify to that cuz I’m the baby of MY family!!!