Season 5 of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s popular live webcam series Foal Patrol is now available online at www.foalpatrol.com.
Season 5 will feature a new education site to connect Foal Patrol fans of all ages to online resources, videos, and podcasts that begin with breeding and reproduction and span the life of the thoroughbred.
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Foal Patrol is a one-of-a-kind collection of live cameras following the daily activities of in-foal mares produced by the National Museum of Racing. Millions of people throughout the world have viewed the popular webcam program since its inaugural season in 2018.
The Foal Patrol Season 5 participants are: Elate (in foal to Speightstown at Claiborne Farm, Paris, Ky.), Spanish Bunny (in foal to Uncle Mo at Gainesway Farm, Lexington, Ky.), Traveling Tiger (in foal to Audible at Safari North at Pauls Mill Farm, Versailles, Ky.), Repeta (in foal to Volatile at Three Chimneys Farm, Versailles, Ky.), and Floripa (in foal to Vekoma at Old Tavern Farm, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.). Live footage will expand as the mares approach their expected foaling dates.
Season 5 will feature a new education site at www.foalpatrol.com/education to connect Foal Patrol fans of all ages to online resources, videos, and podcasts that begin with breeding and reproduction and span the life of the thoroughbred, including Just for Kids; our Insights videos for youth considering industry careers; online resources about the health and care of the horse; and the platform of Your Stories for viewers’ photo submissions and stories of how Foal Patrol has inspired them.
New content will be added to the site weekly from January through June.
A variety of thoroughbred industry partners have committed to supporting Foal Patrol’s educational efforts with regular content and support throughout Season 5.
“One of the many wonderful things about the sport of racing is that it has a great history of its industry partners working together to make projects such as Foal Patrol as successful as possible,” said Cate Masterson, director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. “We’ve received nothing but positive responses from within the racing community about Foal Patrol and we are so grateful for everyone’s contributions to the program.”
Featured content partners for Foal Patrol this season include the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and the Retired Racehorse Project, organizations whose content will focus on the lives of thoroughbreds once their racing career is concluded. While Foal Patrol centers on the care of in-foal mares, foals, and early foal development, the platform also connects people to information and resources that span the life of the thoroughbred — from foaling to retirement.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol series to showcase off-track thoroughbreds finding success in the next phase of their lives,” said Alex Kokka, the communications and marketing manager for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
“Thanks to our network of 82 TAA-accredited organizations across North America, more than 13,700 thoroughbreds have been affected by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, and we can’t wait to share their stories on Foal Patrol.”
“We’re looking forward to bringing Foal Patrol fans a closer look at second career opportunities for horses after racing,” said Kirsten Green, interim executive director of the Retired Racehorse Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that takes a market-based approach to thoroughbred aftercare. “#SecondCareerSaturday will explore the next steps in a retired racehorse’s life and the many paths they can take once retired from the track.”
Paulick Report is the primary media partner for Foal Patrol season 5. Other industry partners for content or promotion include Amplify Horse Racing, Equibase, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Harness Horse Youth Foundation, Horse Country, Jockey Club Technology Services, Keeneland Kids Club, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Equine Industry Pipeline, Mill Ridge Farm, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, University of Kentucky Department of Animal and Food Sciences, and University of Louisville Equine Industry Program.
For more information about the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, including upcoming events, please visit www.racingmuseum.org or call (518) 584-0400.
Press release by Brien Bouyea