It’s a colt for Defining Hope!

As they say, like mother like daughter. Defining Hope delivered her first foal, a Cupid colt on Monday, February 11 at about 5:50 pm at Margaux Farm in Midway, Kentucky.  As luck would have it, she delivered within 90 minutes of her dam, On The Point, who foaled in Indiana. It was like a scene from Father of the Bride II where Steve Martin’s wife, played by Diane Keaton, goes into labor at the same time as her daughter, played by Kimberly Williams.

But, both Mom and baby are doing well. They tell me that Hope is a fantastic and patient first time mother.  You can tell she loves her little one. She is great with the staff and lets them enter the stall and handle her baby without any fussing. Of course,  in true Diva like manner, you must acknowledge Hope as well.  However, she is willing to share the limelight with her little man (  or not so little at 127 lbs).

Defining Hope is relishing her second career with all of the wonder it holds for her and her new foal. Hope took one look at me and immediately wanted her usual peppermints with a sort of panic. Ok, where did that patient mother tude go? Oh, you want to be pampered? #youdeserveit! The little man, on the other hand, will just have to wait another day for his peppermints!

Enjoy the photos below!

A tender first moment between Mother and son

We’re up and nursing!

5 days old!

Hey Mom, are they talking about me?

It’s a filly for On The Point!

I bet On The Point was never so glad to have her foal. She was 2 weeks past due! With the arctic cold spell, it was most assuredly Mother Nature’s protective way to shield her foal from the bitter cold temps. The Blueskiesnrainbows filly was born about 4:30 pm in the afternoon on Monday, February 11th at Dr. Roger Beam’s Midwest Equine & Veterinary Hospital. She is a big, strong, beautiful chestnut filly. Mom and baby are doing well.I visited them this last weekend. See photos below.

Strike a Pose!- Could this be a DIVA in the making?!

 

Wintering in Tampa

Gabe ( Uphold) is wintering in Tampa this year. I had the chance to see him at the end of the year just before the New Year’s holiday. He looked happy, well adjusted, and  definitely more muscled. He seemed to have taken a liking to Tampa’s track and weather, all of it,except the black birds! Hey Bud, it’s either pigeons at Churchill or blackbirds at Tampa. Take your pick!

He’s made his first start on turf and continues to learn a lot every time he hits the track. I’m so proud of how he is progressing. Now that Gabe has a half sister born 2-11-19, and a nephew ( Defining Hope’s colt) born the same day, he really needs to kick into gear and show these youngsters how it’s done!