Well, once again it’s Sunday and the beginning of another week (at least that’s what the calendar says).  Chuck and I don’t seem to see a big difference between, say, Tuesday or Saturday unless the Wildcats are playing.  Everyday on the farm brings something unexpected.

…So what happened this week?

Don't Tell Lou and her Tapizar foal.

Don’t Tell Lou and her Tapizar colt.

Don’t Tell Lou delivered a chestnut colt with two white stockings on both hind legs by Tapizar.  She, unlike the past 17 mares, was right on time according to her due date.  Her projected due date was 3/23/15 and she delivered on 3/24/15.

She is a first time mama and has decided it’s her baby and everyone, and I mean everyone, should just stay out of her stall, or better yet even away from her stall.  If you are not around horses much, you might be wondering how she communicates that to us.

Well, it’s all about body language.  She puts herself between you and her foal and pins her ears back so far that you can’t even see them.  Sooooo, we try not to bother her and foal anymore than necessary.


The farrier was here trimming all the mares on the farm this week.  With the weather turning nice and April being the busiest month of the year at the B & B, the girls were very glad to be getting their hooves nicely trimmed and buffed… no polish though — much too muddy!

This week our 2-year-old filly, Miss Noble Rose, shipped back to Kentucky from Webb Carroll’s Training Center in South Carolina … where she has been learning how to be a great racehorse (we HOPE !).

Miss Noble Rose returning to the barn at Keeneland.

Miss Noble Rose returning to the barn at Keeneland after her morning gallop.

She’s by Noble Causeway, out of Miss Dixie Rose and she went straight to trainer Phil Sims at Keeneland.  I got to go see her this morning!!!  It is so much fun to see our homebred training at Keeneland on a spring morning…..another one of those special moments.    She most likely will not be ready for Keeneland’s spring meet which starts this Friday but maybe early this summer at Churchill Downs.

Miss Noble Rose on the track at Keeneland.

Miss Noble Rose on the track at Keeneland.

If you have stayed with us at Rosecrest Farm you have probably set up your  virtual stable  (If not you can go to www.equibase.com and do so).  This allows you to keep informed of her workouts and know when she’s entered in her first race.  But I’m sure that will be another story.  🙂

And the UK Wildcats…. Wow, what a nail biter Saturday night against Notre Dame.  They won sooooo easily Thursday against West Virginia that I’d hoped for an easier win, but they showed once again that they do whatever it takes to keep the wins going.

So on to Indianapolis and the Final Four again.  I hope this is another really good story.