March

What's New Irishtocat?

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What's New Irishtocat?

I'm happy to introduce the newest member of the Bliss family, born March 23 (the same day as her "aunt" Strikealinethruit), all legs and angles the latest filly out of Irishtocat:   The little filly has quite the long legs and will take a few weeks to lose the gangly look of a newborn.  She certainly seems likely to be a good sized horse when fully grown if her legs are any indication.  Mama Irishtocat and her new baby are doing well, and they will be traveling to Kentucky in a few weeks for Irishtocat's date with next year's baby daddy. On the trip to the farm earlier today, we also got to see the ever-friendly and carrot loving, Strikealinethruit -- as you can tell from the photo Strike is quite pregnant and there's no question that baby has ruined her racehorse figure.  Strike is due in about 3 weeks and we hope to have photos of her new baby shortly thereafter.  Deb and Kathy always enjoy getting to give their girl carrots and peppermints, so it was a great day all around!     As you can see, there's still snow on the ground in the Saratoga area, but that won't stop Strikealinethruit from ...

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Animal Magnetism

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Animal Magnetism

Happy March! It's foaling season -- and I was fortunate to be there when one of the mares on the farm had a beautiful baby this week. Here's a photo when the big colt is just minutes old: None of our mares have had their foals yet, but this certainly captures what's great about foaling season -- hopefully this big guy will be on track at Saratoga in a few years!  I'll have pictures of the Bliss babies as soon as they are safely foaled. With Spring right around the corner and with daylight savings time now in place, we find much to look forward to on the horse front.  We have three horses who are all healthy and working toward active racing this spring and summer, two of our mares have yet to foal, and we have a few horses on the ground that we will follow through sales and training for other owners.  Lots to draw our attention for sure.  Here's the latest on the horses: Crawfish Shorts - The gelding's second race was one in which we all had high hopes for a strong performance only to see him drop out of contention on the backstretch and ...

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