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 2020! Want to see cute foals in person? Be sure to visit Horse Country!
— Stonestreet (@StonestreetFarm) January 8, 2020
Filly by Sharp Azteca born 1/5/20 - first foal of the year for Crown Chase Farm pic.twitter.com/OJkTG6flQb
— Crown Chase Farm (@calabriafarms) January 7, 2020
— Claiborne Farm (@claibornefarm) January 9, 2020
Dramatically gave birth to the first Justify foal born at Ashford Stud last night. “He’s all quality and very correct, an excellent first foal for the mare, we are delighted with him,” said Dermot Ryan. From the family of Galileo, Dramatically is o/o SW & 3xG1p Wonder Of Wonders. pic.twitter.com/hmRP3FbxG9
— Coolmore America (@coolmoreamerica) January 9, 2020
— TDN (@theTDN) January 10, 2020
⚡️ #babybolts are here! Bolt d’Oro’s first foal is a filly out of Moment of Speight (Ire), bred by Forever Spring Farm & River Oaks Farm ⚡️read more here: https://t.co/cU0eQUCnFQ pic.twitter.com/0qzF5ukxIW
— Spendthrift Farm (@spendthriftfarm) January 10, 2020
The best kind of Friday - #FlashbackFriday & #FoalFriday!
Can you guess who this little guy grew up to become, shown here just seconds after being foaled?
Hint: He recently broke his maiden for @spendthriftfarm and @MyRacehorse. pic.twitter.com/YYi8bOgyrP
— Woodford Thoroughbreds (@WoodfordTB) January 10, 2020
More exciting Justify foal news! Multiple Gr.1W 2YO Moonshine Memories foaled last night at Ashford, a gorgeous Justify filly! Moonshine was one of of the best of her generation & was trained by @simon_callaghan for @bridlewoodocala, Mrs. J Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith. pic.twitter.com/orFJCQeKDW
— Coolmore America (@coolmoreamerica) January 10, 2020
It's official, 2018 Quality Road x Tiger Cat Lilly is named "Prowler." Thanks to all who submitted names! He's getting VA-certified right now and will go to @SweezeyK when he's ready to be a racehorse. pic.twitter.com/KepCGZfFIB
— Timber Town Stable (@Timber_Town) January 11, 2020
— Olive Gallagher (@Frankfortpark) January 11, 2020
Delighted to welcome our first foal of the year - a cracking colt by @coolmorestud Camelot out of G3 Sweet Gentle Kiss.
Sweet Gentle Kiss now visits Decorated Knight @IrishNatStud pic.twitter.com/M6joLsPsWG
— Blue Diamond Stud (@BlueDiamondStd) January 12, 2020
— BloodHorse (@BloodHorse) January 13, 2020
Cuteness overload here: The first filly of the Bluegrass -- known for now as Foolish Ways 20 -- was born Jan. 5 at 118 pounds and 10 hands tall at Taylor Made Farm in Jessamine County. https://t.co/kLYVOshKOV
— LEX 18 News (@LEX18News) January 13, 2020
4 DAYS OLD.
That’s how old this little filly was when I met her last week. She’s the sweetest, softest thoroughbred I’ve ever met and she’s the first filly born in the Bluegrass this year!
Can’t get enough? We have a story on #SUNRISE on @LEX18News this morning! pic.twitter.com/WwVziFfTpc
— Claire Kopsky (@ClaireMKopsky) January 13, 2020
— helmut von finck (@helmutvonfinck) January 13, 2020
Tough to say who's most proud of #NYsire Destin's first foal - his breeder, Amber Cobb, her daughter, or his dam, first time mom Jurere! Full story on the #NYbred colt, foaled at @SaratogaGlen on Saturday: https://t.co/MLZfGkqX84 pic.twitter.com/jWYcoepFmU
— NYTB (@nytbreeders) January 13, 2020
Bonus Cute Animal of the Week:
Every week we feature another adorable animal in addition to our cute foals. This week, we have Bernardina, a rare baby pygmy hippo just born at the Buin Zoo in Chile!
Can’t get enough cute foals? Check out some past issues here!