Thoroughbreds in North America all celebrate their birthdays on January 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! What batter way to kick off the Cute Foals of the Week for 2017 than by introducing the very first foal by Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner American Phaorah?
— Justin Zayat (@JustinZayat) January 3, 2017
Not only is he royally-bred, but he’s adorable, too!
— BloodHorse (@BloodHorse) January 3, 2017
And it looks like he’s as friendly as his father:
Frankie with American Pharoah's first foal at Brookdale Farm tonight. Special moment.... pic.twitter.com/fEhyt10M3Q
— Anna Seitz (@AnnaSeitzFT) January 4, 2017
Looks like Got Lucky is going to be a wonderful mother to her brand-new son by War Front:
1st 2017 foal born on farm last night! Strong looking War Front colt out of G1 winner Got Lucky! pic.twitter.com/dH1Z6BjJ7b
— Hill 'n' Dale Farms (@HillnDaleFarm) January 6, 2017
Congratulations to WinStar Farm, who welcomed their first arrival of 2017 by Carpe Diem!
— WinStar Farm (@WinStarFarm) January 1, 2017
Three white socks, fuzzy ears, and killer side-eye? We’re in love with this son of Medaglia d’Oro and Agave Kiss!
— Town & Country Farms (@TownCountryFarm) January 4, 2017
How cute is this daughter of Carpe Diem and One Bad Kitty?
— WinStar Farm (@WinStarFarm) January 4, 2017
We love seeing these foals grow up! Check out the changes in Zensational Kiss:
Oh how they grow! From suspicious filly to 2yo of 2017, just found this one's name- "Zensational Kiss." pic.twitter.com/SJCrISkayM
— Brandywine Farm (@BrandywineTBs) January 5, 2017
He’s got the eye of the tiger! Shoe Loves Shoe has grown from a bashful foal to a tough racehorse over the last three years.
— Sagamore Racing (@SagamoreRacing) January 5, 2017
This little foal, now named Made You Look, has grown up and just won the Dania Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park on January 7!
— Denali Stud (@DenaliStud) January 5, 2017
Bonus Cute Animal of the Week: Every week we feature another adorable animal in addition to our cute foals. This week, we have a hay net full of kittens and the horses who love them!
— Stephen Panus (@Man_o_PR) January 7, 2017