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Title: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: rebelrun on January 01, 2017, 06:10:03 PM
Well, unfortunately, we had one kiddo show up a day early.

Hunter's Moon
ICh. To Die For x GCh. Moon Eclipse (created)
8.3h Dark Bay

Both parents were champions on dirt, which the barn is short on to date.  Moon Eclipse's first foal will run this year.  This girl won't start until 2023.


Three babies arrived this morning:

Desert Rose
American Pharoah x Ch. Rose Will Do (NCh. Those Will Do)
8.2h Dark Grey

Little lady is the first foal on the ground for Pharoah and third for her mom.  Mom's first kid starts this year.


Hack Line
Curlin x Ch. Go For Broke (Ch. Moonopoly)
8.0h Grey Colt

Hopefully another dirt specialist.  Go For Broke's first foal to survive.  His name is from the curling terminology list.


Stealth Bomber
NCh. AndLikeThatHesGone x Silent Turn (Ch. Turn n'Burn)
8.0h Black Colt

This boy should be a jumper.  Mom's first foal (by WCh. Express Yourself) is SW/MSP, which hopefully is an indicator of what she can throw. 


2 colts | 2 fillies | 63 foals due
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shanthi on January 01, 2017, 06:53:53 PM
Lovely foals - sorry the filly was impatient!
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shelbie on January 01, 2017, 09:15:45 PM
Congrats on all the healthy kids!
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: imagine on January 02, 2017, 07:56:31 AM
Nice foals. Congrats.
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: rebelrun on January 03, 2017, 02:22:41 AM
The fillies are on a roll. 

Moon Letters
Dunaden x Moonlight Sonnet (Twin Oaks)
8.2h Dark Bay Filly

Mom's first foal (a colt by Demand the Best) is a winner.  Her name is a reference to the runes used by the dwarves in The Hobbit (on Thorin's map). 

2 colts | 3 fillies | 62 foals due
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: rebelrun on January 05, 2017, 04:20:23 PM
Latest arrival:

Sleeping Beauty
ICh. Gilded Saint x So She Sleeps (GCh. Must Be Magic)
9.3h Dark Grey Filly

Our largest foal of the year (so far).  This is So She Sleeps's first foal.  Planning to start her over the jumps when she's 3.


Yesterday, we lost a colt (Blame x Sorcha - Irish River).  Sorcha has visited Frosted, but will likely return to Blame for next year if he's still on the roster.

2 colts | 4 fillies | 1 stillborn | 60 due
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shanthi on January 05, 2017, 06:15:30 PM
Sorry for your loss. :(
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: rebelrun on January 08, 2017, 02:41:33 PM
They're showing up in ones and then groups by day, seems like.

RockyRoadToDublin
NCh. Irish Gold x Ch. Tothemoonandback (created)
10.0h Mahogany Bay Colt

He's Tothemoonandback's second foal.  Couldn't resist his name, since I'll be traveling that road myself come March - only I doubt it'll be so rocky these days.  Rocky arrived yesterday.

Today's babies:

Lagertha
NCh. Glorious Victory x Ch. Highland Maiden (ICh. Highland Pride)
9.3h Grey Filly

Loving all these greys.  The name Shield Maiden was already taken, but Lagertha is both one of my favorite characters from the show Vikings and a warrior of legend.  Mom was MSP and I'm a big fan of Highland Pride anywhere in my barn. 


One More Day
WCh. Drum Major x GCh. Naiad (Ch. Irish River)
8.1h Grey Filly

Again, my initial choice for a name was taken (Sea Shanty), so she got named after an actual Sea Shanty.  Hoping mom and dad's success on the track was passed on to her.


Incantation
NCh. Crafty Magic x Ch. Sunless Seattle (GCh. Backseat Driver)
10.0h Black Colt

This one was kind of a random breeding, but he'll hopefully do well on turf.  Both of mom's foals to race are winners.  She is up for lease for $5,000. 


4 colts |  6 fillies | 1 stillborn | 56 due

Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shanthi on January 08, 2017, 03:54:19 PM
Love the name RockyRoadtoDublin (and the song). We're Dublin(ish) bound this year as well.
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: willagrey on January 11, 2017, 04:00:06 AM
Love the name Moon Letters! Immediately recognized the reference #LOTRnerd haha

Congrats on all the new foals!
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shelbie on January 11, 2017, 03:08:23 PM
Also loving the name Moon Letters. Congrats on all the foals!
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: rebelrun on January 20, 2017, 10:43:19 PM
Two more arrivals since the last update (with one mare now 17 days overdue):

Editorial
NCh. Sunday Paper x Ch. Indy's Kitty (A.P. Indy)
9.0h Flea-bitten Grey Colt

First foal from mom, who was MSW/MSP over jumps. 


Worth The Fight
ICh. Gunningdownromance x Ch. Highland Glory (ICh. Highland Pride)
8.0h Bay Colt

Fifth foal from SW/MSP mom, whose babies are mostly untested.  Accidentally linebred to What It's Worth because I wasn't paying attention when I bred mom to dad.  Oops. 

6 colts | 6 fillies | 1 stillborn | 54 due
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shanthi on January 21, 2017, 09:56:50 AM
Lovely GDR colt.
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: rebelrun on January 29, 2017, 02:39:07 PM
Two truly homebred babies arrived over this last week.  Figured I'd post them now, before the major influx of February foals. 

Asphodel
NCh. Pay the Boatman x Valyntine (ICh. Alley Cat)
9.2h Bay Filly

Fourth foal from mom, but first with us.


Acheron
NCh. Pay the Boatman x Ch. Diamonora (created)
9.1h Dark Bay Colt

Third foal from mom, second with us.  Her '17 filly hasn't raced, so she's still an unknown quantity.

7 colts | 7 fillies | 1 stillborn | 52 due (1 now 26 days overdue)
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shanthi on January 29, 2017, 02:44:40 PM
Love the names.
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: rebelrun on February 01, 2017, 06:48:17 PM
So much for the even numbers.  Lately, it's raining colts.  And one-word names.

Loughcrew
NCh. Carrowmore x Ch. Refinement (Rahy)
9.1h Chestnut Colt

This kid took a little longer to brew (he was the overdue mentioned in the last post), and was one of four boys who arrived on 1/30.  We already have a MSW daughter of Carrowmore, so couldn't resist another try.  This was Refinement's first foal.


Harbinger
ICh. Starling x Afterlife (False Promises)
8.2h Black Colt

From a freshman stallion, he is 1/2 on his damside to NCh. Pay the Boatman, GCh. Nighthawk, and Ch. Eridanos.  Mom (Finally, thanks to her 3yo figuring out where the wire is) has 5 winners from 5 to race.  She'd be even more of a favorite if she'd start throwing a few more fillies (she's 1 for 8 so far).


Ambassador
NCh. Von Lichtenstein x Ch. Attache (NCh. Diplomat)
8.2h Grey Colt

SP dam's first foal. 


Solely Responsible
Blame x Exclusive Song (Affirmed)
8.2h Dark Bay Colt

Mom is largely unproven as a dam, so he'll be a puzzle in a couple years.


Starting off the February kids:

Bonner Bridge
ICh. Unabridged x NCh. Five Rivers (ICh. Alley Cat)
8.2h Grey Colt

Named for a bridge that connects parts of the North Carolina Outer Banks.  Here's hoping his pretty breeding pays off. 


12 colts | 7 fillies | 1 stillborn | 47 due

Thanks for all the comments, everyone, and congrats on your own babies!
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Hilda with Clicker on February 02, 2017, 06:10:09 AM
Nice colts! I have only one filly so far.
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shelbie on February 02, 2017, 06:45:59 PM
Love Ambassador!
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shanthi on February 04, 2017, 05:50:54 PM
Me too. :) Congrats on a nice bunch of colts.
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: rebelrun on February 04, 2017, 06:28:47 PM
The last 3 days saw the arrival of 6 babies and the loss of one.

A colt (GCh. Venture His Due x Fairy War) was still born.  Mom is revisiting the same sire.


Southbound
GCh. Superdocious x Ch. Jet Setting Jane
8.2h Dark Grey Colt

Fourth foal from MSP dam.  Neither her 4yo nor her 2yo (obviously) have raced, but I'm hoping for good things.


Pendeloque
NCh. Run Jenny Run x Ch. Briolette of India (WCh. Crystal Rainbow)
8.1h Dark Grey Filly

Mom's first foal.  Her name is another way of saying mom's name.  Both refer to a particular gemstone cut (pear-shaped).  Suspect she'll take to turf.


Paper Plane
NCh. Sunday Paper x Ch. Gotta Fly (WCh. Gotta Go)
8.2h Dark Bay Filly

It was between her current name and Paper Airplane.  First foal from mom, who had a nice long career, winning up to age 6. 


Indiana Jones
American Pharoah x Ch. Steal Away (create)
9.2h Dark Grey Colt

If I need to change his name, I will.  My thought process went something like this: pharaoh, Egypt, thief, grave robber, archaeology...INDY!


First Crusade
NCh. Holy Warrior x NCh. Unprecedented (ICh. Unabridged)
8.1h Black Colt

I was planning this breeding before either mom or dad retired.  They raced concurrently, and both excelled on turf.  Fingers crossed that their families passed on some ability.  Can't wait for this one to race. 


Erinyes
NCh. Pay the Boatman x My Favorite (GCh. Must Be Magic)
9.1h Blood Bay Filly

Lovely filly from a homebred stallion. 


15 colts | 10 fillies | 2 stillborn | 40 due (at least 1 overdue)
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Wolfhound on February 04, 2017, 08:14:28 PM
sorry about the lost foal, so disappointing when you have waited a whole year for it to arrive.
The others look great though!
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shanthi on February 05, 2017, 11:29:38 AM
Sorry about your lost foal.

Love the alliteration in Paper Plane.
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Hilda with Clicker on February 05, 2017, 01:25:38 PM
Lovely foals!
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: rebelrun on February 09, 2017, 12:34:43 AM
Five arrivals since the last update:

Esgaroth
Dunaden x Blackest Night (create)
9.0h Brown Colt

A complete unknown here! 


Parking Ticket
NCh. Pay the Boatman x Meter Maid (Citation)
8.3h Bay Filly

Mom has 3 winners from 3 to race, including 1 MSW.  She (mom) is up for sale for $15k. 


The People's Song
NCh. French Ruby x Folk Music
9.0h Grey Colt

So far very pleased with my French Ruby babies and mom's aren't at all shabby.  Named what he is because the song's actual name wouldn't fit.  Theater folks should get it. :)


Val D'Or
ICh. Calle de Oro x ICh. Bay of Biscay (ICh. Prince of Wonder)
9.1h Black Colt

Another one where we're hoping pretty breeding pays off.


Blind Faith
NCh. Hidden Destiny x In Thy Name (create)
8.3h Black Colt

1/2 to NCh. Holy Warrior, GCh. When You Were Mine, Ch. In Your Honor, and SW Rosary.  Looking forward to his racing days.


19 colts | 11 fillies | 2 stillborn | 34 due
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Wolfhound on February 09, 2017, 07:48:09 AM
love the name Parking Ticket!
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shanthi on February 09, 2017, 09:47:40 AM
Love the name Blind Faith. :)
Title: Re: Coleman Branch 2021 Foals
Post by: Shelbie on February 11, 2017, 04:58:13 AM
Congrats on the healthy French Ruby colt!