With the 2019 foals starting to arrive, we took the chance to follow up with our 2017 foal gallery winner Blinx (Nostradamus X Bergerac Rose).
Maeve, the daughter of Eoin and Caitrin Kelly captured this special moment when they were visiting Charlottle Littlefield at her Somerset Lodge property located in Nar Nar Goon.
“Maeve has a had a special connection with this young horse. I trained her mum Bergerac Rose, my first winner as a trainer, the same week that Maeve was born. We didn’t intend for Maeve to be in the original foal picture but she came along with her Mum when we were taking the photos and when Blinx saw Maeve eating an ice-cream, she was naturally curious and wanted to share. The resulting photo was too cute not to enter!” the Nar Nar Goon based trainer said.
Now a two-year-old, the filly who is known around the stables as Blinx has been broken in by Littlefield and her team at Hayfields Racing. Blinx is currently enjoying a break on their 100-acre Somerset Lodge property, where her three-year-old friend Maeve Kelly visited her last week.
“We are very pleased with how well Blinx has taken to the breaking in process. As my husband Julian Hay and I bred her from a mare we had raced, she really is a part of our family. The plan now is to bring her back into work in a few weeks and hopefully we will have her up and running for an early three-year-old race.” Littlefield quipped.
Bergerac Rose had a year off from breeding last season and the Hayfield Racing team are awaiting the imminent arrival of her next foal by Woodside Park sire, Rich Enuff.
For this year’s foal gallery, you can now begin to enter your submissions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to share them on your own social media accounts and tag our social media accounts. Entries will be taken up until 24 November 2019.
This year we will be looking for photos for the following categories:
- A Super VOBIS Nomination to the value of $1980, for the “Most Liked” photo across the TBV Social media pages (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) courtesy of Racing Victoria.
- A dining package on the 2020 Victorian Owners and Breeders Race day, worth $1,170 awarded to the best photo of a foal by a Victorian sire, which stood in Victoria in the 2018 season, courtesy of Melbourne Racing Club.
- Two TAB betting vouchers worth $100 each awarded to the two most unique photos, courtesy of TAB.
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