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Mares and foals at Tweenhills

24 Apr 2019

Ascot launch 'Follow The Foals' at Tweenhills

Ascot and Official Partner QIPCO, have announced a three-year digital content series following eight foals born at Tweenhills.

The objective of the Follow The Foals series is to showcase the journey from birth to becoming a racehorse and the people behind the scenes that make it happen.

Tweenhills covers approximately 750 acres of the finest English pasture with its paddocks and surrounding farms afforded natural shelter by ancient hedgerows and magnificent oak trees. Tweenhills is, of course, home to the stallions owned by Qatar Racing (a subsidiary of QIPCO) as well as the majority of the operation’s band of broodmares and young stock.

The eight foals are:

Frankel x Simple Verse colt

Dark Angel x La Rioja filly

Havana Gold x Stroll Patrol filly

Churchill x Wind Fire filly

Dubawi x Wekeela colt

Deep Impact x Lightening Pearl filly

Galileo x Just The Judge filly

Frankel x Heartless colt

The series will feature exclusive access and interviews with the team at Tweenhills and content will be released across Ascot’s digital channels with a quarterly update on the foals’ progress.

Tweenhills' owner and manager David Redvers said:

"All eight foals were born at Tweenhills and we are excited to share their journeys. It will be interesting to watch and learn how each foal progresses by following their stories from the moment they are born.

"There is no guaranteed formula in horse racing. I cannot say for sure that all these foals will race in the claret Qatar Racing silks in the future; some may go to the sales and some may not make the racecourse at all. They are living creatures, not machines, and that is what makes this sport so unique.

"The strength and quality of Qatar Racing bloodstock continues to grow. Sheikh Fahad is passionate about all his horses but there is always something that little more special when you have a winning homebred. A horse that you have nurtured and followed from the very beginning. Fingers crossed we are looking at some future winners and perhaps even a Royal Ascot winner!"

Juliet Slot, Chief Commercial Officer at Ascot Racecourse, said:

“This is a really exciting project and we can’t wait to follow the foals’ progress. We are delighted to be able to work with our partners, QIPCO in such an innovative way and we hope this will give a real insight into how a racehorse begins its life, something that has not been done before.”

Watch the first video below or by clicking on this link :

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Mares and foals at Tweenhills