To witness the birth of a live foal is, to me, the most wonderful thing I have ever seen. I have assisted in the foaling of many mares in my time, each of these experiences unique in its own way. Like magic – for so many reasons I can’t explain. If you have never seen a mare foal in real life and would like to see this miracle please take a look at the YouTube insert attached. Klawervlei very kindly sent us a movie of their stakes winner of 4 races Miss Galilei (daughter of the world’s current best sire Galileo) giving birth to healthy big strong colt by Gr1 winning sprinter King’s Apostle, son of 2010 European champion sire King’s Best.
Contemplate the mating that produced this foal. The mare Miss Galilei is a stakes winning daughter of Danehill mare Our Dizzy Raine. There is a whole lot going on in this pedigree – it’s loaded. King’s Best is out of the mare Allegretta (who is grandam of Galileo) making this colt inbred to King’s best and his three parts sister Urban Sea – the pair share Mr Prospector as grandsire. King’s Apostle is line bred to the great mare Special 5 x 5 and this foal’s dam adds another line making Special appear 6x6x5, explosive stuff — and there is lots more – The colt is linebred to Northern Dancer which gets balance from the fact that the maternal grandsire is sire phenomenon Danehill who is inbred to Northern Dancer and his half-sister Spring Adieu. But this is not the purpose of this newsletter – we want to take you to something even more wondrous.