Saturday Links from Tipperary

Foal face off! Photo by William Micklem. Foal face off! Photo by William Micklem.

William Micklem sent in these lovely photos of foals born in the past month at Hartwell Stud in Co. Kildare, Ireland, where Jackaroo and Cruising Encore, a clone of the legendary Cruising, both stand. “The black colt on the left is just three weeks old and the bay filly on the right just one week,” William said. “Little do these two exceptional traditional Irish foals realize that they belong to two of the best event horse families in the world.”

The colt is by Cruising Encore. Cruising needs no introduction, having sired top four-star horses like Mr. Medicott, Mr. Cruise Control and Harbour Pilot, as well as the Grand Prix jumping superstar Flexible. The filly is by Jackaroo, a full brother of Mandiba and High Kingdom. Even better, her dam is a three-fourths sister to Mr. Cruise Control. We’re excited to follow along with these two youngsters!

U.S. Weekend Action:

Kent School Spring H.T. [Website][Live Scores]

Fair Hill H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times][Live Scores]

Otter Creek Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status][Live Scores]

Spokane Sport Horse Farm Spring H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

CCC Spring Gulch H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

Saturday Links:

Mia Tindall, age 2, has already started riding

Preakness notes on each horse entered

Lily looks like a different horse than the one people saw with a paintball spattered coat

Neglected by last home, horse reunites with original owners

Sargent helps corral run away horse on Chisago County highway

Meet 14 Billionaires in the world of horse racing

Saturday Video: More foal cuteness