It doesn't seem possible that it's foaling time again; we so enjoyed last year's foaling season. The year has gone by in a flash, and now Value Plus' first BC-Bred crop are yearlings. Such a great year it has been, as we bred and raised two of his foals in this first crop. Nicknamed Kyle and Phil, these colts have more than the usual dose of personality, and have grown into strong young horses with the intelligence and sensible nature you look for in a good racehorse.
As Kyle and Phil grow and move closer to early training later this year, we've been blessed again with new foals that show us how fortunate we were to acquire Value Plus several years ago. From limited opportunities, he sires 8% stakes horses to starters, and has 23 stakes horses to date. 2018 was a banner year for Value Plus, as his son, Long On Value, became a G1SW here in Canada. As we greet each new Value Plus foal, we can't help but wonder what talents their sire has given them. Value Plus' book was even more distinguished in 2018, including BC Broodmare of the Year, Excited Miss. His entire book was full of quality and it shows from the seven new foals we've seen so far in 2019.
Value Plus x Quillo’s Intention (MSPW); BC bred colt, first day out in the beautiful sunshine! This was the first Value Plus foal born at the farm this year. He has a really nice shoulder on him, and a flashy star and striped face. Quality in the dam should add to this colt's potential.
Congratulations to John and Arlene Lindsay, on their colt by Value Plus out of stakes placed All Round Cowgirl! Looks like he is happy to get out to stretch those long legs! Value Plus sires foals with a lot of leg, along with strong shoulders and hips. This is a good, big colt that should grow nicely into his frame. He does remind us a bit of our Phil, by Value Plus!
Congratulations to Karen Nordal on her colt by Value Plus out of BC Broodmare of the Year Excited Miss! We were glad to have Excited Miss as dam of a Value Plus colt, and this guy is a nice one; he has so much chrome! Value Plus often stamps his foals with blazes and stockings. This colt has some great bone and an intelligent eye.
Congratulations to Billy and Shirley Matier on their big, beautiful colt by Value Plus out of Holiday Maker! This one is going to be a big boy - just like his grandsire, Unbridled's Song! Look at those markings!
Born just in time for #FoalFriday!
Sweet girl by Value Plus x My Sweet Bettina (by Seeking the Best - millionaire GSW by Seeking the Gold). Congrats to owner/trainer David Milburn! She has the trademark Value Plus blaze, and that intelligent head that her sire stamps his foals with.
We have a special place in our heart for Flyer! His full brother, Kyle, is from Value Plus' first BC-Bred crop, foaled in 2018. Flyer looks like he'll turn grey; just like his big brother. Our Alphabet Soup mare, Flight Path, is his dam. She's pretty proud of Flyer!
This boy is a sweet little man, but judging by his strong presence, he won't be little for long! The dam, Gift Wrap, gave us a grand Maclean's Music colt last year! We couldn't be happier with the cross of Value Plus on this Sky Mesa mare, who brings several top lines into this mating, including Damascus, Native Dancer and Ribot.
2018 was an awesome year for Value Plus, as he sired his first British Columbia bred crop, along with G1SW & millionaire, Long On Value! 2019 is looking bright with all of these and more exceptional second crop foals!
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He's here! Welcome Value Plus' (Unbridled's Song) first British Columbia bred foal, a colt from our granddaughter of Dehere, Finality Philly! Stay tuned! More pics to come! :)