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FOAL PATROL

FOLLOW 7 THOROUGHBRED MARES VIA STALL CAM AS THEY FOAL IN EARLY 2019.
It’s a girl! Memento d’Oro says hello to her newborn filly at Old Tavern Farm in 2018. Thousands watched the birth on a live stall cam at www.foalpatrol.com.

It was cold. Late March can be like that in upstate New York. Light snow from the last storm blew around outside the barn. Inside, Greg and Trina were taking turns every other hour watching Memento d’Oro. She was a calm mare, but tonight she had begun pacing, shifting her weight, and looking uncomfortable.

Lately Trina, the broodmare manager at Old Tavern Farm, had noticed milk waxing on her udders, a sign that foaling was getting close. But farm manager Greg knew from experience that every mare was different. They continued to wait. Delivery of a foal at night is common in the wild, where the cover of darkness protects from predators, assuming the baby stands quickly and is able to run with the herd.

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