Foaling and Newborn Questions & Comments

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  • Or sit down.
  • She's trying to fall asleep :joy:
  • bleubettybleubetty Member
    edited March 10
    well --- she's down again, but it appears she's just sleeping --- she sure is big, I wonder how big this foal will be, I bet it's going be a hefty one!
    edit: she's up again!
  • bleubettybleubetty Member
    edited March 10
    Well --- New Money Honey has done a lot of pacing and pawing, but she's not giving up that foal yet --- she's walked a country mile in the last hour
  • Update on New Money Honey....
    "After recent activity and signs of labor from New Money Honey, a veterinarian examined her this morning. Although she didn’t present serious issues, the manager at Indian Creek Farm has some concerns about her status. Therefore, with farm team support, she has been transported to a clinic in Kentucky for high-risk foaling management. The farm manager is still optimistic for a positive outcome but wants to be cautious. This decision was made so that if she needs more acute care or assistance with delivery, she will be in the right hands when foaling occurs. At this point, she will stay at the clinic for further monitoring and we will share updates as time allows. As part of this industry, it is top priority to do what is best for the horses to ensure their wellbeing comes first. We appreciate your understanding as New Money Honey and her foal receive the right care."
  • Also update on the next mare, Vaulcluse!
    "Vaulcluse, the Foal Patrol mare at Gainesway Farm has made it to the foaling barn. She is due on March 16, 2020 but, she doesn't look like she's ready to foal any time soon, although that can change pretty quickly.

    Her current schedule involves going out to ther paddock around 7 a.m. and is back to her stall by 1 p.m."

    Oh, I hope she doesn't drag this out for weeks like Ashado and NMH....
  • sarinnesarinne Member
    It was a super long night and morning for her (and me too). I am glad they moved her somewhere that she can get more comprehensive care -- she was really struggling.
  • Yeah I was surprised there was no foal this morning when I got up... poor girl. Hopefully the foal is born soon and both are healthy!
  • Better to be safe than sorry, I'm not surprised they took her in to foal at a vet clinic I can totally understand the manager at the farm not wanting to take any risks, as a. War Front X G1 MDO mare, that foal is worth a lot of money and I wouldnt be taking chances either
  • Ashado Update:
    "Gainsborough Farm moved Ashado and her filly to their new barn. This is the barn where they will remain for the long term. Camera relocation will happen over the next day or so to maintain live coverage. Thanks for your patience."

    Camera for them is currently offline.
  • Magical World Update:
    "Update from Three Chimneys Farm:

    'Magical World and her colt are both doing great. Mare is putting weight back on after her challenging delivery and her colt is strengthening and developing nicely. His right hind medial support shoe has really helped. Horses and crew alike are enjoying some spring like temperatures while they last. All is good here.'"
  • Here are the mares (and stallion) cam links so people don't have to dig through old posts to find them.

    Gun Runner (stallion) Three Chimney's Farm: https://www.foalpatrol.com/horses/gun-runner
    Magical World (Distorted Humor - Pleasant Home, By Seeking the Gold) owned/boarded by Three Chimney's Farm. In foal to Gun Runner and due 02/14. https://www.foalpatrol.com/horses/magical-world
    New Money Honey (Medaglia d'Oro - Weekend Whim, By Distorted Humor) owned by e5 Racing Thoroughbreds and boarded at Indian Creek Farm. In foal to War Front and due 02/21. https://www.foalpatrol.com/horses/new-money-honey
    Ashado (Saint Ballado - Goulash, By Mari's Book) owned and boarded at Godolphin (Gainsborough Farm). In foal to Frosted and due 02/23. https://www.foalpatrol.com/horses/ashado
    Vaulcluse (A.P. Indy - Betty's Pet, By Dehere) owned by Antony Beck and boarded at Gainesway Farm. In foal to War Front and due 03/16. https://www.foalpatrol.com/horses/vaulcluse
    Alpine Sky (Indian Charile - Alpine Garden, By Lemon Drop Kid) owned/boarded at Old Tavern Farm. In foal to More Than Ready and due 04/21. https://www.foalpatrol.com/horses/alpine-sky
    Emotional Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Silent Emotion, By Ghazi) owned by Lael Stables and boarded at Denali Stud. In foal to Dialed In and due 04/25. https://www.foalpatrol.com/horses/emotional-kitten

    just bumping this to make it easier to find Magical World had a colt on 2/24 and Ashado had a filly on 3/6. New Money Honey is overdue and currently at a vet clinic as she was showing signs of labor but not making much progress. Vaulcluse (due 3/16) is now in a foaling stall.
  • QueenZFan22QueenZFan22 Member
    edited March 11
    New Money Honey's stall has been cleaned out (no straw/hay) but the cam is still active.
  • I was up all night watching and praying for New Money Honey as it was obvious things were not progressing as they should. At one point poor NMH almost fell to the straw from her pains. You could see a Bubble but ONLY when she had seriously strong contractions and the second she stopped the Bubble went back in and you saw nothing. I am still praying she has a safe delivery and healthy Filly but was so very glad when she headed off to the Clinic to deliver.
  • Since I am over here, then I get the pleasure of watching these births during the day. Let me be clear about this the mare is in good hands. The mare was in pretty much in the 1st stage of labour for most of the night but not progressing much further. She was also very clearly stopping and starting when disturbed

    I also the chat with some people claiming they saw a bubble but I did not see one at any time only the reflected light on her anus. Had a bubble been present the foal would have been delivered by the attending vet and they would have been a lot more ansy. The contractions were most likelyrelated to her trying to get the foal laid correctly and being a maiden was not handling the discomfort too well, there may also be some dystocia fears but the vet didnt seem to bothered at that point, nor was the mare in any distress

    Nor did her waters break, which would normally indicate progression to the second stage of labour. She was pretty thoroughly examined in the morning by the vet and was put out in the pasture which would never have happened if there was a major problem. Probably hoping that would speed things up and she might relax enough to move on to stage two. When that didnt happen the mare was sent off site for better management and facillities in case they have too intervene Yes it is worrying when this happens but it does bring home the point that these things can and do happen In foaling.

    I wish all the best for both mare and foal and look forward to hearing from the farm whatwver the outcome
  • Since I am over here, then I get the pleasure of watching these births during the day. Let me be clear about this the mare is in good hands. The mare was in pretty much in the 1st stage of labour for most of the night but not progressing much further. She was also very clearly stopping and starting when disturbed

    I also the chat with some people claiming they saw a bubble but I did not see one at any time only the reflected light on her anus. Had a bubble been present the foal would have been delivered by the attending vet and they would have been a lot more ansy. The contractions were most likelyrelated to her trying to get the foal laid correctly and being a maiden was not handling the discomfort too well, there may also be some dystocia fears but the vet didnt seem to bothered at that point, nor was the mare in any distress

    Nor did her waters break, which would normally indicate progression to the second stage of labour. She was pretty thoroughly examined in the morning by the vet and was put out in the pasture which would never have happened if there was a major problem. Probably hoping that would speed things up and she might relax enough to move on to stage two. When that didnt happen the mare was sent off site for better management and facillities in case they have too intervene Yes it is worrying when this happens but it does bring home the point that these things can and do happen In foaling.

    I wish all the best for both mare and foal and look forward to hearing from the farm whatwver the outcome
  • I do know she is in the very best of care but was happy when they took her out as the chat was getting quite out of hand with two people who felt the need to speculate things. Quite irritating when they are not there nor know the mare yet felt they knew it all. My friend in the chat was the one who stated maybe they just took her out to the paddock and she got jumped on by the two who claimed to know all that she was off to the clinic and things were not good.
  • Hoping for some good news in the next day or so regarding New Money Honey and her foal. It was obvious in the wee hours of the morning that she was having considerable discomfort, hence all the pacing and pawing.
    While I was viewing the live fed, the staff made at least three visits to the stall to check on her ---
    I'm glad they made the decision to transfer her to a clinic as they will be able to better handle any complications with the foaling process.
  • Totally agree with you both, speculation is the worst thing, but I was trying to give a perspective on what was actually happening and maybe ease some nerves.

    Personally i never participate in those chats because of the reasons @AllZensonTrack you state and I saw the chat you referenced.

    The mare is in the right place now to have a succesful foaling and hopefully we will hear some glad tidings soon
  • sarinnesarinne Member
    Agreed @racingfan -- there were some really misleading comments made, and they upset people. Instant experts. I think the chat is actually almost harmful, and sometimes I wish they'd silence it with the exception of official Foal Patrol updates.
  • edited March 11
    On a happier post, was enjoying who knows what mares and foals this afternoon at Denali. We seldom see Emotional Kitten as her paddock is far to the end of the row of paddocks, BUT this morning we got a special treat of seeing two mares and their foals romping about in the near paddock. Two mares with one bay foal and one chestnut foal. The Bay foal was as independent as the Chestnut was super glued to it's Dams side. The ground was a bit wet from the early morning dew and little Bay foal was imitating a triple crown winner, running full tilt even though his kind and very patient Dam attempted several times to whoa the kid down. Finally Mama Mare said the heck with it let the foal learn a lesson. And learn it did as it ran on to a slick patch and did a beautiful sliding splat to the ground. Unharmed the foal got up and looked about and did the ole "You didn't see me just splat to the ground, It never happened" look LOL. I so enjoy the paddock camera at Denali Stud even when it is never the Mare we are supposed to be viewing as we get a wonderful dose of babies in spring learning to be a racehorse to be some day. It was soon all over as the Stable hands came to take the mares and foals back to the stalls.
  • NEW MONEY HONEY HAD HER FILLY!

    An update from New Money Honey's owners, e5 Racing Thoroughbreds:

    "We are happy to announce the birth of New Money Honey '20 (War Front - New Money Honey by Medaglia d'Oro). As a participant in The National Museum of Racing And Hall of Fame, Foal Patrol, we all expected to share the birth live. At approximately 7 am yesterday (March 10), the Farm Manager at Indian Creek, called the reproductive specialist to check on the mare. Everything appeared normal, and New Money Honey was turned out in the paddock. A few hours later, the team at Indian Creek decided to bring New Money Honey to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital for further evaluation. Upon examination, at Rood and Riddle, it was elected to proceed with a cesarean section.

    As of this afternoon (March 11) both mare and filly are doing well. The mare has a good appetite and is recovering well from the C-section. The foal is bright and has a good suckle reflex which is encouraging. Milk consumption has increased as the foal strengthens. The mare and foal are slowly being introduced to each other and are in the stall together. The next 72 hours are critical and the mare and foal will remain at the clinic. Prognosis is cautiously optimistic at this point. We want to thank all of her fans for their thoughts and kind messages at this time."


    The owners, farm staff and veterinarian team are all focused on caring for these horses and appreciate your respect of their privacy. If you have any questions, please contact the Museum directly at nmrpgasst@racingmuseum.net

    We will share further updates as they are made available. Thank you for following Foal Patrol.
    https://www.foalpatrol.com/sites/default/files/media/New Money Honey and foal.jpeg
  • Good to see both mother and daughter looking so well, pretty filly
  • KMMKMM Member
    very feminine.
  • For those of you interested in the background for c-sections in mares, this is quite a good introductory article
    https://www.dvm360.com/view/what-you-need-know-about-cesarean-sections
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