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PHOTO ESSAY: Hopes And Dreams For Minnesota’s Future

PHOTO ESSAY: Hopes And Dreams For Minnesota’s Future

There is nothing with more unlimited promise than a Thoroughbred foal.  The wonder and excitement at discovering his wobbly legs and then instinctive use of them to fulfill his destiny is breathtaking and awe-inspiring.  Breeding to foaling is an 11-month Odyssey fraught with risk and little guarantee of reward.  Valuable stallions, mares and their offspring are entrusted to the care of dedicated and tireless individuals that work year round to ensure the future of Thoroughbred racing.  While Kentucky remains the Mecca for the breed, no less care and consideration goes into the breeding and development of young horses in other locales.  The following is a photo essay of just two of the several breeding and foaling facilities in the state of Minnesota and what the coming of Spring brings to the state.  Thanks to Dove Hill and Wood-Mere Farms for their cooperation which made it possible to bring the sights of foaling and breeding season to you here.

Lisa Duoos of Dove Hill Farm and one of the mares she will soon foal out, Tabby Lane

Lisa Duoos of Dove Hill Farm and one of the mares she will soon foal out, Tabby Lane

Dove Hill Farm

Dove Hill Farm

Dove Hill Farm

Dove Hill Farm

mare Tabby Lane and her Eastwood Dacat colt at Dove Hill Farm

mare Tabby Lane and her Eastwood Dacat colt at Dove Hill Farm

Lisa Duoos and one of her new foals with a  proud mama at Dove Hill Farm

Lisa Duoos and one of her new foals with a proud mama at Dove Hill Farm

Michelle, Dean, and Teresa Benson of Wood-Mere Farm (and Shelby!)

Michelle, Dean, and Teresa Benson of Wood-Mere Farm (and Shelby!)

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Dove Hill Farm

foal at Dove Hill Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

soon to be mama at Dove Hill Farm

soon to be mama at Dove Hill Farm

 

Law Enforcement standing at Dove Hill Farm

Law Enforcement, stallion standing at Dove Hill Farm

yearlings at Dove Hill Farm

yearlings at Dove Hill Farm

foal at Dove Hill Farm

foal at Dove Hill Farm

mare and new foal excited to me outside for a bit at Wood-Mere Farm

mare and new foal excited to be outside for a bit at Wood-Mere Farm

new foal at Dove Hill Farm

new foal at Dove Hill Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Dove Hill Farm

foal at Dove Hill Farm

Wood-Mere Farm

Wood-Mere Farm

Wood-Mere Farm

Wood-Mere Farm

Dove Hill Farm

Dove Hill Farm

group of curious yearlings at Dove Hill Farm

group of curious yearlings at Dove Hill Farm

Eastwood Dacat, stallion  standing at Dove Hill Farm

Eastwood Dacat, stallion standing at Dove Hill Farm

Lisa grazes Eastwood Dacat a bit at Dove Hill Farm

Lisa grazes Eastwood Dacat a bit at Dove Hill Farm

Lisa Duoos takes one in for the evening at Dove Hill Farm

Lisa Duoos takes one in for the evening at Dove Hill Farm

mare and foal at Wood-Mere farm

mare and foal at Wood-Mere farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

foal at Wood-Mere Farm

One Response to “PHOTO ESSAY: Hopes And Dreams For Minnesota’s Future”

  1. Sophia Grevelis says:

    Fantastic pictures. The little ones look like toddler children. Beautiful!

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