Coleman Branch 2018 Foals

Little bit behind on this (been too busy looking through everyone else’s posts!), but here are the kids so far:

[color=red]Search Warrant
NCh. Mr. Prospective x Meter Maid (Citation)
8.1h Filly
Dark Bay w/some markings

Dad is producing relatively well so far.  Mom’s first foal hits the track this season (whenever he grows a little more…still a shrimp at 14.1h). 

NCh. French Ruby x Folk Music
8.3h Filly
Dapple grey w/some markings

French Ruby is out of a mare of mine who ended her career as a broodmare with a Gold rating, so I couldn’t pass up a chance at sending a few mares his way.  Folk Music’s first foal is 2 this year, but likely won’t race until 2019 thanks to her SC-heavy bloodlines.  “Cabrette” is French for little goat, but it is also the name of a type of bagpipes used in the playing of French folk music.

[color=blue]Anchors Aweigh
Deep Impact x Ch. Trick Me Once (Foolhardy)
8.2h Grey Colt
Grey w/some markings

Very excited to see this boy run in two years.  His name is the fight song of the US Naval Academy.  Trick Me Once, leased from MCR, was stakes placed on both turf and dirt, and brings a little more Foolhardy into our barn following Pay the Boatman’s success on the track.

[color=red]2 fillies | [color=blue]1 colt | 35 due

Nice babies.  :slight_smile:

Love those names!  Congrats.

Congrats on the healthy French Ruby baby! Love the name.

Two more girls arrived this past week.  I think we’re done 'til the end of the month, unless anyone shows up early.

[color=red]Goodbye My Lady
Frankel x Ch. Easy Going Lady (Easy Goer)
10.0h Filly
Liver chestnut w/a little white

ICh. Belanso x Leash
8.2h Filly
Flea-bitten grey w/lots of white

[color=red]4 fillies | [color=blue]1 colt | 33 due

I think I jinxed myself by saying foaling was done for a bit.  This little lady got here waaay early:

[color=red]Came Back Haunted
Ghostzapper x Lullabye
7.0h Filly
Dark bay w/lots of white

Hopefully she’ll make it to 15 hands or so, since she’s bred to be 16ish. 

[color=red]5 fillies | [color=blue]1 colt | 32 due

Love the name Came Back Haunted! Congrats on the healthy foals.

These girls are determined to make their entrance on their own time!

NCh. French Ruby x Fairy War (Sadler’s Wells)
8.2h Filly
Dark bay w/a little white

[color=red]6 fillies | [color=blue]1 colt | 31 due

Congrats on the healthy French Ruby filly.

I’m going to have a barn full of tiny racehorses in two years’ time.  Today’s early arrivals, with zero creativity given to names:

[color=red]Hidden Paths
NCh. Hidden Destiny x Ch. Highway (Cross Roads)
7.1h Filly
Black w/a tiny amount of white

Frankel x Catching Moonbeams
7.3h Filly
Black w/some white

[color=red]8 fillies | [color=blue]1 colt | 29 due

And the weeks-early arrivals continue:

[color=blue]Let It Ride
Candy Ride x Strike Out West (Red Sunset)
7.3h Colt
Dark grey w/lots of white

[color=red]Face The Music
WCh. Express Yourself x Silent Turn (Ch. Turn n’Burn)
7.1h Filly
Bay w/star

[color=red]9 fillies | [color=blue]1 colt | 27 due

Quite a few since my last update, most early, and still waiting on one or two from 1/29 and 1/30. 

NCh. Lasting Spirit x For The Glory (NCh. Those Will Do)
9.2h Grey Filly

ICh. Doodles x ICh. Date With Destiny
8.3h Brown Colt

Mom’s first foal doesn’t race for a while yet, but we’re looking forward to seeing both babies on the track. 

ICh. Demand the Best x Moonlight Sonnet (Twin Oaks)
9.1h Bay Colt

Mom’s half sister is Gold-ranked, so here’s hoping Sonnet will turn out the same.

[color=red]Bonnie Jean
ICh. What’s Your Point x Bonnie Kaikamahine (Crimson Lad)
9.3h Grey Filly

Bonnie Jean is part of the title of a song from one of my favorite musicals, Brigadoon (I’ll Go Home With Bonnie Jean) and is also the name of the mother of one of my best friends.  Bonnie K’s first foal races in 2019.

[color=red]Find The Limit
ICh. Can’t Touch This x GCh. Prime Number
8.2h Black Filly

All the names I first thought of were taken, but this one still fits.  I took a lot of Calculus.  :/  Should be a dirt horse, that’s fine by me since I’ve gotten overloaded on the turfers. 


King’s Guard and Rosary are my favorites of the new names.  Congrats on all the babies!

The foaling barn is a busy one this year.  At least one mare is overdue and she’s lost a foal before, so there’s some concern, but we’re happy to announce these three new additions:

Point Given x Naval Romance (Romeo)
9.2h Liver Chestnut Filly

Annapolis is the home of the US Naval Academy.  Naval Romance’s first foal should race this year. 

[color=blue]Tin Cup Chalice
GCh. Ace of Hearts x Margaritaville (NCh. Seattle Sorcerer)
10.0h Grey Colt

Tin Cup Chalice is the name of a(nother) Jimmy Buffet song. 

[color=bue]Walpurgis Night
NCh. Silver Wizard x Slew The Night (NCh. Diplomat)
8.3h Bay Colt

I couldn’t think of anything else to name him.  Slew The Night is consigned to the upcoming Coleman Branch auction. 

[color=red]14 fillies | [color=blue]8 colts | 16 due (possibly + 1-2 from ended leases)