Do you remember back in 2017 when April the Giraffe became an Internet sensation? Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY, live streamed the days leading up to her giving birth, and people from all over tuned in to watch the majestic animal. Here in Saratoga Springs, the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame has put their own twist on this fun experience by presenting Foal Patrol, online live streams of several in-foal mares.
Get an Inside Look at the Lives of In-Foal Mares
Foal Patrol is a one-of-a-kind-interactive web project featuring a collection of live cameras and real-time streams of in-foal mares at different farms around the country. The first two seasons of Foal Patrol followed the daily activities of these horses, and from December 2017 through September 2019, had over three million views.
These live camera feeds are available according to each horse’s daily schedule, and as the expected foaling date approaches, there will be extended hours. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know these thoroughbreds and experience their lives.
Mark Your Calendar for Season 3
The National Museum of Racing will debut Foal Patrol Season 3 online on December 27, 2019, at www.foalpatrol.com. Season 3 will include a new farm, new stallion, a Hall of Fame mare, and more.
In a recent announcement, the museum revealed that Alpine Sky, a 7-year-old dark bay owned by Old Tavern Farm in Saratoga Springs will be one of Season 3’s featured horses. Alpine Sky broke her maiden on October 1, 2016, at Laurel Park, and has won at Delaware, Gulfstream, and Aqueduct. She is in foal to More Than Ready, with an expected foaling date of April 21, 2020.
Other participating horses and news will be released by the National Museum of Racing in the weeks leading up to the start of Season 3. Mark your calendar for December 27, and if you’re in Saratoga, enjoy a family-friendly, celebratory open house at the museum on that day as well.