VERSAILLES, Ky. — Arravale, a multiple Grade 1-winning mare owned by Merriebelle Stable, delivered the eighth and final foal in the inaugural season of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project at 10:47 p.m. on May 28 at Chanteclair Farm in Kentucky.
The foal, a colt by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, was a few days past the expected due date of May 24. Arravale, the 2006 Sovereign Award winner for Canadian Horse of the Year, and the foal are both in excellent health. The live feed of Arravale and her foal can be viewed at www.foalpatrol.com.
“This is the eighth foal we’ve had the pleasure of seeing born as part of the Foal Patrol project. It’s been fun and educational. We’ve really enjoyed working with all these farms and their amazing staffs,” said Cathy Marino, the Museum’s director. “Foal Patrol has given racing fans and people who simply love horses the opportunity to see an aspect of the sport and farm life that was rarely available prior to this. We really look forward to seeing these young horses grow up and maybe even become stars on the racetrack. We encourage everyone to continue following along at www.foalpatrol.com to stay up to date with the mares and see these young thoroughbreds develop.”
Foal Patrol has been highly successful and engaging throughout numerous demographics both within and beyond the sport. Since its inception, the Foal Patrol website has reached more than 800,000 people and has been viewed in a total of 37 countries. On average, viewers spent 28 minutes on each site visit. The Foal Patrol project has also been featured in numerous national and regional newspapers, television and radio broadcasts and various social media outlets.
This week, with the suspense of Arravale’s delivery, more than 10,000 Foal Patrol fans visited Arravale’s page and each spent an average of 32 minutes watching her.
About Foal Patrol: The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame launched Foal Patrol on Dec. 19, 2017 at www.foalpatrol.com. The project is a one-of-a-kind collection of live web cameras where people can view real-time streams of several in-foal mares during their pregnancy through the actual foaling and beyond. The website is optimized for viewing across all media platforms, including tablets and smart phones.
For more information about the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, please visit www.racingmuseum.org or call 518-584-0400
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