The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association provides an inside look into foaling season along with educational activities for PA schools

HARRISBURG – Foaling season is in full swing, and the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association (PHRA) is partnering with Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pa. and Whysper Wynd Farm in Chester Springs, Pa. to provide a live look at nine expectant mares as they get ready to birth the next generation of champion racehorses. Now through the end of April, PHRA will operate its live-stream foal cams free of charge to view on their website  

In addition to the foal cams, PHRA is making virtual field trips to Delaware Valley University and Whysper Wynd Farm available for elementary school teachers across the Commonwealth who are interested in educating their students on foaling. The initiative, Bring a Horse to Class, invites school groups to participate in a video call with farm professionals who walk students through the basics of foaling, caring for new foals, and the jobs needed on farms during this special season. To accompany the virtual field trip, PHRA provides supplemental educational materials including informational videos, crafts, activity books, and more. Interested educators can register for more information online.

Foal cams will be streamed from Whysper Wynd Farm starting January 24 and Delaware Valley University starting February 18.  The streams will feature a live, uninterrupted look at the expectant mares as they prepare for the arrival of their foals. Viewers will also experience day-to-day interactions between the mares and their caregivers and, when the time is right, there is the opportunity to witness the birth of the next generation of racehorses. In addition to the live stream, the PHRA provides breeding basics, videos, interactive polls, and gender reveals. Live foaling season updates will be shared on the PHRA’s Facebook and Instagram

About the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association 

The PHRA was created in 2018 with the goal of promoting horse racing in Pennsylvania and attracting new fans. Horse racing and breeding in Pennsylvania contributes $1.6 billion to the state’s economy, employs more than 23,000 people, and is responsible for the preservation of tens of thousands of acres of open space. The PHRA is composed of key stakeholders in the horse-racing and breeding industry, including The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association, the Pennsylvania Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, and the Standardbred Breeders Association of Pennsylvania. For more information, visit

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Meet the Farms

Whysper Wynds Farm

Whysper Wynd Farm is a private breeding operation in Chester County, PA. We are a small, boutique operation focused on breeding quality Thoroughbreds. While our primary focus is breeding, we are also heavily involved in retraining and aftercare / retirement

Delaware Valley University

The on-campus Sydney J. Markovitz Equine Breeding Center is home to stallions and a broodmare herd, including competitive Standardbred racehorses. The horses and foals are handled daily by students and staff. Working closely with the full time faculty and stable manager, Equine Science and Management students have the opportunity to play an integral role in the daily management of the facility. In alignment with the DelVal commitment to experiential learning, students also actively assist with foaling and breeding procedures.

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