Where does the time go? How can it be that September was my last post? Well, enough questions. As with any other time on the farm, we’ve been busy.
October & November
October the B&B was busy with guests coming in to attend the fall race meet at Keeneland and see the beautiful changing of the leaves. November started off in a frenzy with the Legends Festival in Paris, KY with the unveiling of the beautiful bronze of Secretariat, by Jocelyn Russell at Secretariat Park on Main Street. We were inspired to do something special during that weekend and offered a limited number of tours to visit with our legend, Tinner’s Storm and as an added bonus Patricia McQueen was a guest speaker sharing her wealth of knowledge of all things Secretariat, including visiting the resting place of Lady Winborne, here on the farm, where she reflected on the influence this daughter of Secretariat. Tinner was happy with all the treats and love the guests had for him and his buddy Dunbar.
We also had an exclusive closed bid auction for a Tinner’s Storm halter to raise money for the peppermint fund for all our retired horses here at the farm. Congratulations and thank you to Martin Lopez of Oklahoma for your winning bid! When you visit Secretariat Park you will see the pillar and bronze plaque that he also donated in memory of his professor, mentor and friend.
Dunbar now has a new home and is learning how to be an eventer. We wish him and Sidney the very best together! He looked right at home when he got off the trailer to begin his next chapter in life.
Gidget Rose Lee & Skylarose
In December Gidget Rose Lee and Skylarose left the farm for training. All is going well and we can hardly wait to see them on the race track! It’s a little deja vu, since their mamas (Sweet Halory and Pistol Packin Rose) were also trained at the same facility. (Note: Gidget’s dad, Goldencents started there as well.) Travis Durr does an amazing job!
Before we knew it, Christmas was upon us and the B&B turned into Santa’s temporary bake shop with cookies covering every square inch of the dining room table. It is truly a sight to behold and the wonderful sweet smells that come from the kitchen brings pure joy to your senses, well at least to Teresa’s senses and Chuck was delighted to taste test every batch.
January is in the books and we hope everyone has had a fantastic start to 2024! Most of the just turned two year olds were shipped to warm and sunny Florida to begin the process of learning how to be a race horse. I had to make sure Teresa didn’t hitch a ride with them.
It’s February which as most of you know means we are now patiently waiting the arrival of the first babies of 2024. We have 12 due and can’t wait to see this year’s crop of foals (every year and every baby is different and happy to show their unique personalities). In case you are wondering about due dates……….here is a list so that you can plan a stay at the B&B to see the new babies and watch them playing in the fields.
2024 Due Dates for Mares at Rosecrest
|Projected Due Date
|Free Ninety Nine
|Get Back Anne
|Hit The Limit
Book Now + Order Lil’s Coffee
Book your reservation now for a visit with the babies and a cup of Lil’s Bourbon Blend Coffee. If you can’t get here in person you can order a couple of bags of coffee from our web site until you can get it here in person.
Take care and we hope to see you soon!!