Thoroughbreds in North America all celebrate their birthdays on Jan. 1, so as soon as the New Year rolls around, so does “foaling season” – that magical time that lasts from the beginning of January through the late spring when racehorse babies are born.
In this weekly piece, we’ll bring you the best of new arrivals to the Thoroughbred world. So sit back, relax, and take in the Cute Foals of the Week for 2017!
California Chrome’s three-quarter brother is growing up into one handsome little guy!
— Tom Ryan (@TomRyanKY) February 16, 2017
This white foal is uniquely beautiful!
— America'sBestRacing (@ABRLive) February 17, 2017
Speaking of stunning babies, check out this daughter of Eishin Flash and Blanc Manger:
— G (@LongBallToNoOne) February 12, 2017
“Phantom of the Opera” is the perfect nickname for this son of Bodemeister and Glamour and Style!
— PriscilaB (@LifeofGue) February 13, 2017
Check out this sweet picture of champion La Verdad meeting her first foal, a daughter by Medaglia d’Oro:
She's here! La Verdad's Medaglia d'Oro filly has arrived! Mom and baby are doing well! Thank you to the team at Edition Farm! pic.twitter.com/AOUfUjFvTf
— Sheila Rosenblum (@SheilaRosenblum) February 14, 2017
Here’s a little more adorableness from La Verdad and her new daughter:
Very lucky to have met & photographed La Verdad's beautiful Medaglia d'Oro filly at just 10 minutes oldpic.twitter.com/ChruGieSBe
— Christie DeBernardis (@CDeBernardisTDN) February 14, 2017
This little lady has an absolutely adorable face:
— Alicia McQuilkin (@mcqhoofbeat) February 15, 2017
This son of Wicked Strong and No More Blues knows how to strike a pose!
— Jacob Tamme (@JacobTamme) February 15, 2017
Looks like Gaby Q is an excellent running coach to her new daughter by Big Brown!
— Sunrise Stallions (@SunriseStallion) February 12, 2017
Katori looks delighted to meet her new son by Super Saver!
— Rose Hill Farm (@TAOcampo) February 13, 2017
You’re going to fall in love with this son of Palace Malice and Christie Village:
— Three Chimneys Farm (@Three_Chimneys) February 13, 2017
This daughter of Liam’s Map is having the best day ever!
Liam's Map filly enjoying the snow! pic.twitter.com/9N9fjJw8jX
— Britt Wadsworth (@BrittWadsworth) February 13, 2017
Looks like the perfect friendship to us!
American Pharoah's first born out of Kakadu and Frankie having a follow up visit and contemplating life at Brookdale. Babies bonding.... pic.twitter.com/d8ENYVPCFi
— Anna Seitz (@AnnaSeitzFT) February 13, 2017
This son of Summer Front colt and Pretty B is both regally-bred and absolutely adorable:
Last nights Summer Front colt o/o Pretty B (1/2 to G1W's Lear's Princess & Pretty City Dancer) pic.twitter.com/k4ezV37uMx
— Airdrie Stud (@AirdrieStud) February 13, 2017
Whee! Looks like this son of Distorted Humor and Three Hearts already loves to run:
— Team Valor (@TeamValor) February 13, 2017
This daughter of The Factor and I’m Engaged looks like one spunky little lady:
— Courtney Schneider (@courtney_erin19) February 13, 2017
Check out the legs on this son of Curlin and You Can’t Catch Me!
— John H Mulholland (@Ruffian1981) February 14, 2017
Check out these fuzzy ears:
— Stonehaven Steadings (@StonehavenSS) February 14, 2017
We’re feeling the love!
— Get Away Farm (@Get_AwayFarm) February 14, 2017
Talk about a sweet Valentine’s Day: Stopshoppingdebbie has a brand-new daughter by American Pharoah!
What a great Valentine from Stopshoppingdebbie, this beautiful American Pharoah filly! pic.twitter.com/o3wLNrqOHa
— Town & Country Farms (@TownCountryFarm) February 15, 2017
This daughter of Liam’s Map knows how to strut her stuff!
— Lane's End (@LanesEndFarms) February 15, 2017
This son of Kitten’s Joy and Asperites has a stunning face!
Quite the Valentine's gift last night when ASPERITES had a beautiful chestnut colt by KITTEN'S JOY. pic.twitter.com/Qgei10hwd4
— Ramsey Farm (@Ramsey_Farm) February 15, 2017
Get ready to fall in love with this little daughter of Ghostzapper and Heavenly Pride:
— Woodford Tbreds (@WoodfordTbreds) February 15, 2017
This sweet filly is still trying to figure out how those long legs work!
— Alicia McQuilkin (@mcqhoofbeat) February 15, 2017
We would be proud of this beautiful little guy, too!
A More Than Reasy colt out of a Galileo mare named Circumstances - he is standing and nursing and we could not be mor proud- pic.twitter.com/T9yivgHrHG
— GMB Racing (@gmbracing) February 16, 2017
This son of Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags is a stunner!
— Good Win Farm (@GoodWinFarm92) February 16, 2017
Looks like heaven to us!
— Brandywine Farm (@BrandywineTBs) February 16, 2017
This photo is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Just love these foals. I need to go see one pic.twitter.com/8CsI53baE4
— KitKatPhotography (@Kitkat8298) February 16, 2017
Check out the legs on this daughter of Clubhouse Ride and Sun Belt!
— Harris D. Auerbach (@AuerHeat) February 15, 2017
Looks like this little daughter of Danza is loving her life in the bluegrass!
— Spendthrift Farm (@spendthriftfarm) February 16, 2017
This Is Nice looks like she’s going to be a wonderful mother to her new daughter by Seville!
— rosella saville (@realmrssaville) February 16, 2017
This daughter of Tapit and Baffled is one sensational-looking filly!
Congratulations to Bridlewood Farm on their new addition!! Tapit/Baffled filly full to Constitution!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/hFmAssJku7
— Gforce (@rgullatt) February 16, 2017
This thought makes us jump for joy, too!
— Lane's End (@LanesEndFarms) February 16, 2017
Foal GIFs are the best GIFs!
— MarylandTB (@MarylandTB) February 17, 2017
Looks like Mizzen Star is a wonderful mother to her new daughter by Take Charge Indy:
— Noel Kucich P (@noelkp2010) February 16, 2017
This son of Flatter and South Andros is one flashy little guy!
— Sierra Farm (@sierrafarmky) February 17, 2017
This daughter of Street Sense and Devious Intent already looks like an athlete!
— Stonestreet(@StonestreetFarm) February 17, 2017
Snack time! This daughter of Uncle Mo and Walkwithapurpose knows how to relax:
— Sagamore Racing (@SagamoreRacing) February 17, 2017
Fuzzy fillies in blankets make the world a better place!
— NYRA (@TheNYRA) February 17, 2017
Looks like this little lady is loving life!
— Alicia McQuilkin (@mcqhoofbeat) February 17, 2017
Place Far Right looks thrilled to meet her new daughter by Mizzen Mast!
Fancy Mizzen Mast Filly out of the Half sister to Grade 1 Place Far Right. #LooksLikeHerMom#GWF#10 pic.twitter.com/zyW96vkd62
— Good Win Farm (@GoodWinFarm92) February 18, 2017
This son of Golden Horn and Bella Lulu knows how to strike a pose!
Our Golden treasure at a day old - Bella Lulu's colt by Golden Horn pic.twitter.com/Ym8bSoRYc4
— Blue Diamond Stud (@BlueDiamondStd) February 18, 2017
Looks like love at first sight to us!
— David Redvers (@dredvers) February 15, 2017
Bonus Cute Animal of the Week: Every week we feature another adorable animal in addition to our cute foals. This week, we have the brand-new baby giraffe born at the Maryland Zoo!
— Maryland Zoo (@marylandzoo) February 16, 2017
Want to catch up with past editions of the Cute Foals of the Week? Check out the archive below!