The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will debut Foal Patrol Season 2 online Dec. 28 at www.foalpatrol.com, and celebrate the new season with a family-friendly Foal Patrol Kids! open house at the Museum that day from 10 a.m. to noon. The open house will feature numerous educational initiatives, including the opportunity to meet a mare and foal on the premises, as well as the miniature horse Upset.
The first season of Foal Patrol, a one-of-a-kind collection of live cameras following the daily activities of in-foal mares, had more than 1.6 million views from December 2017 through September 2018. To date, the Museum has announced the participation of the following mares for Season 2: Viva Sheila (Lady Sheila Stable/Edition Farm), Frivolous (Shawnee Farm), Silver Colors (Gainesway Farm), With Honors (LNJ Foxwoods/Claiborne Farm), Love and Pride (Three Chimneys Farm), and Comme Chez Soi (Old Tavern Farm). More horses will be announced throughout the month.
The Foal Patrol Kids! event will include the launch of the Foal Patrol Education Site, an interactive new component of foalpatrol.com where people can learn about various aspects of thoroughbred breeding and care. There will be snacks, giveaways, and a variety of fun and educational activities featuring the educational concepts of Foal Patrol.
Special activities include:
• Guided exploration of the Foal Patrol website on iPads to learn all about the new Foal Patrol educational site, including content from our partner, Godolphin Kids
• Meet a real mare and foal in the Museum parking lot (weather permitting)
• Coloring and craft project in the Sculpture Gallery
• Explore interactive stations on horse care, foal naming, and more!
• Meet the real miniature horse, Upset, and attend a book reading
• Locate and learn about the farms that will be participating in Foal Patrol Season 2 at the geography and map station
• View a loop of videos on the career paths of horses from our partner, Godolphin, in the Hall of Fame Gallery
• HorsePlay! Gallery: Groom a life-sized horse, explore the many different shoes a thoroughbred may wear, dress in jockey attire, and investigate objects related to the many careers associated with horse racing
• Learn about the parts of a horse next to our real thoroughbred skeleton in the Anatomy Gallery
• Enjoy healthy snacks fit for a horse
For more information about the Museum, including special events and program offerings, please call (518) 584-0400 or visit our website at www.racingmuseum.org.