It’s been a week since I’ve shared what’s going on at Rosecrest Farm….even though to me it seems like just yesterday I last wrote.
Foaling and Breeding Seasons remind me of the Winter Season. It starts getting cold and you eagerly anticipate the first snow of the winter. It comes and puts a beautiful white frosting on the trees and fences. Everything is gorgeous and then it continues, and continues, and keeps on coming.
THEN you remember that even though you enjoy it, it also brings longer days for you getting your normal routine accomplished, plus you also have the additional work of snow removal and other things like walking the feed into pastures because you cannot drive into them.
Well, this past week has been really busy….a GOOD busy. We had five new babies, three runs to the breeding sheds, guests at the B&B and we top it off with some of my Lil’s employees not being able to get to work because of the snow. Chuck and I have not been bored.
OK, I’m done whining. Instead, let me introduce you to four of the new babies. Dinah Lee delivered a big, beautiful filly by Discreetly Mine on March 4. When I say “big”, she weighed in at 138 pounds! At two days old, she looked like some of the older foals. She must take after her granddad, Dynaformer (sire of Dinah Lee).
Dinah Lee is a full sister to the G3 stakes winner Fortuitous and her grandmother is a half-sister to champion Wolfhound and Weekend Surprise (dam of AP Indy, Summer Squall and Honor Grades — to name just a few).
The next night, Miss Dixie Rose didn’t make us wait up too late….her water broke at 10:40 PM and eight minutes later, she gave us a nice colt by Colonel John, weighing in at 106 pounds. She’s a Rosecrest Farm mare, which might explain the not-so-great picture. Our babies don’t get studio lighting (just kidding).
Several nights later, Bellezza Rosso delivered her first foal….a sweet filly with a beautiful blaze and three white socks by Into Mischief pictured at left. (People who have been to Rosecrest Farm will know that Into Mischief has a special place in our hearts since he is the sire of our GOLDENCENTS.)
Bellezza Rosso is by Tapit, won $180,000 on the racetrack and is from the good old family that includes champion mare Tempted, Smart and great Christiana Stable horses like Broom Dance and End Sweep. The filly has discovered that, for now, she is the perfect height to be able to walk under her mother and scratch her back on her mama’s belly!
The next evening when Orientatious decided it was time to have her foal, she wasted no time! Her water broke at 7:20 PM and at 7:25 pm, she delivered a long legged colt by Violence. Orientatious was born here in Bourbon County as she was bred by our friends Jim and Pam Robinson at Brandywine Farm, did her racing in CA (click here to read more about that) and now is back in Bourbon County to deliver this foal.
I’m still not caught up, but enough for one afternoon!
Oh how precious! Love the babies!
Oh how I wish I was there…so beautiful!!
How I wish I was there…so beautiful!!
Sounds like a ton of work, completely offset by the joy of the arrival of one beautiful foal after another. What a thrill it would be to see them. Love the picture of the snow covered paddock and trees.
Thank you for taking the time to write and show the mamas and their babies! We are down to three weeks before we arrive ans I just can’t wait……
Congratulations on the babies, the very beautiful babies!!