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 2021!
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Can’t get enough cute foals? Check out some past issues here!
Our first foal of the season arrived this morning. A gorgeous Tapwrit filly out of Goshen Hawk, shes our first MD bred! Thank you to @SabrinnaMoore at GreenMount Farm! Karma is on our side...foaled in the same stall as Knicks Go! @Gainesway both are doing well! pic.twitter.com/CwXzJpAPT7
— Usquebaughstables (@Usquebaughstab1) February 7, 2021
— Hidden Brook Farm (@HiddenBrookKy) February 5, 2021
IT'S A BOY !!!
What could be better than a new colt ?
A new colt by the #1 Sire of 2YO'S in NY !
Proven, MGSW, Millionaire son of
War Front, WAR DANCER. Standing in New York @ihdvStallions.@NYBREDS1 @wardancerstud @IrishHillFarm @sugarplumfarmsaratoga @nytbreeders pic.twitter.com/V3aGf1duK2
— War Dancer (@WarDancerStud) February 5, 2021
— Mark Toothaker (@marktoothaker) February 4, 2021
Hostess & her big & strong Siyouni colt pic.twitter.com/QSYyK46CjU
— Michelle Morris (@MorrisMorris5) February 2, 2021
— e5 Racing (@e5Racing) February 4, 2021
— Ramsey Farm (@Ramsey_Farm) February 3, 2021
Meet the newest member of the Windylea family: a colt by Kittens Joy o/o On My Toes (More Than Ready)!
On My Toes is 1/2 to Whispering Angel, dam of G2 winner Wells Bayou pic.twitter.com/iGGEYFVJNk
— Windylea Farms, LLC (@FarmWindylea) February 3, 2021
— Charlock Stud (@CharlockStud) February 5, 2021
— Grantley Acres (@GrantleyAcres) February 5, 2021
This cracking filly is by @Derrinstown stallion Tamayuz out of Lady Eclair, dam of Stakes winner & Gr.2 2nd, Al Malhouf. She’s a sister to Gr.2 winner Crimson Quest & the dam of Gr.1 winner Al Shemali & Tungsten Strike. Another top mare for Without Parole’s exciting first book. pic.twitter.com/lgt9hiHEbm
— Newsells Park Stud (@newsellspark) February 5, 2021
Handsome Colt by @darbydanfarm stallion Flameaway. O/o SW Fiery Dancer. Born at 1am this morning. Earning his NY tough skin @nytbreeders #WaldorfFarmFoal Congrats to the breeders pic.twitter.com/IGSSHIz6Vq
— Cancer Assassin (@KennyToye) February 5, 2021
— Olive Gallagher (@Frankfortpark) February 5, 2021
— Lane's End (@LanesEndFarms) February 5, 2021
Our girl ANONYMITY the most mispronounced name on the @santaanitapark @DelMarRacing racetrack & the most honest who almost pulled off the @BreedersCup sprint win ‘18 foaled a Quality Rd colt @LanesEndFarms last night @Gainesway warning video below may your workday. pic.twitter.com/QjQUHYzS3q
— LNJ Foxwoods (@LNJFoxwoods) February 3, 2021
⭐️ Happy #foalfriday ⭐️
A glimpse of our Camelot colt enjoying the sunshine during his first two weeks at @ManisterHouse ☀️#foalfriday #FridayFeeling #FoalPhotos2021 #RPFoalGallery #SpringhasSprung #NewBorns @rp_bloodstock @coolmorestud pic.twitter.com/kFHZn2Rt5s
— Quantum Leap Racing (@QuantumLeap2017) February 5, 2021
Today's #FoalFriday star is the GALILEO colt out of G1 winning 2YO Chelsea Rose, bred by @BarronstownStud.
A full-brother to new #CoolmoreNHSire KEW GARDENS!
✔️@NewmarketRace 2YO track record breaker
✔️Dual G1 winning 3YO
Check him outhttps://t.co/40AYlW2CHv pic.twitter.com/JW373oJAWm
— Coolmore (@coolmorestud) February 5, 2021
— Adrian Gonzalez (@CheckmateRacing) February 6, 2021
— Carmel Stud (@CarmelStud_) February 6, 2021
Redhawk and her #Masar colt enjoying a relaxing Sunday in the paddock before the snow arrives this week ❄️ #2021FoalPhotos #RPfoalgallery #sundayvibes @DarleyStallions @ThoroughbrdTale @rpbloodstock pic.twitter.com/IyTg6VkA5O
— Clara Stud (@ClaraStud) February 7, 2021
Bonus Cute Animal of the Week:
Every week we feature another adorable animal in addition to our cute foals. This week, we have a group of penguins proudly showing how to work a scale:
Never get bored of penguins getting weighed
St Louis Zoo pic.twitter.com/qwNkWCXvLu
— Alan McGinlay (@AlanMcGinlay) February 5, 2021