The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association (PHRA) has a fun way for adults and kids alike to enjoy being on a farm virtually and, hopefully, get the chance to see a frisky filly or charming colt being born! The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association turned on the foal cams at two Pennsylvania farms: Kennett Square-based Walnut Green farm and Wellsville-based Diamond Creek Farm, where a total of 52 expectant mares will be giving birth now until the end of May. The foal cams are live 24/7 until the end of April. Click here to check out the foal cams.
“As we continue to find new ways to keep ourselves entertained and learning virtually, we are thrilled to give horse racing enthusiasts and new fans the opportunity to get a glimpse into the life of these magnificent creatures, and the beauty of a foal being born, which is truly an awesome sight,” said Pete Peterson, president of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association. “We hope that families will tune in and learn about this exciting time we call foaling season.”
Viewers tuning into the foal cams will see the mares in their stalls and out in the pasture as they anticipate the arrivals of their bundles of joy, day-to-day interactions between the mares and their caregivers, and — if lucky enough — the opportunity to witness the births of the next generation of Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds!
In addition to the foal cams, the PHRA website includes videos, interactive polls, and gender reveals from the farms.
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 PennHorseRacing.com.
Original source credited to: Macaroni Kid