Floral Hall foaled a healthy filly on February 6, 2023. She's been nicknamed "Fiano".
Floral Hall was covered on March 5, 2022, by Frosted and checked in and confirmed in foal on November 13, 2022 (at the Keeneland auction after purchase). Our anticipation is that this foal will be Maryland-bred.
Limited Exposure - Like WVS Racing Programs, there is no chance for Future Expenses. If the Foal offering loses money, WVS absorbs those costs
Finite Time - The Foal Offering will be liquidated at the time of his/her weaning from the mare, so you know when an offering ends. Because you are not buying the mare, you have a finite time period of commitment (e.g. 6 to 18 months)
Reduced Risk - WVS will only open a Foal Offering once a mare has checked in foal to the chosen stallion
Perpetual Breeders Bonuses - Even after the foal is sold, a Club member can continue to earn breeding bonuses for the racing life of the horse.
Registration Fees (Jockey Club and State Fees) - $600
One of the things that we liked best about Floral Hall looking at her in the Keeneland November catalog was that the first foal she's currently carrying will be sired by the romping G1 Met Mile winner Frosted. Due in February (so nice and early), this foal will be bred on the successful Frosted/Fappiano cross, which has resulted in two of Frosted's graded stakes winners so far (Travel Column is out of a mare by Cryptoclearance's son Victory Gallop, Frosted Over is out of a mare by Cryptoclearance's grandson Candy Ride) -- and TrueNicks rates this matchup an "A++", though they call it Tapit/Empire Maker. More importantly for our purposes, however, is the fact that another of Frosted's stakes winners, the versatile Cave Hill, is actually a half-brother to Floral Hall. Not only that, but Floral Hall is also a half-sister to G2 winner Skylighter, by Sky Mesa (a son of Pulpit as is Frosted's sire Tapit), and to the dam of G3-placed stakes winner Meru, who is also by Sky Mesa, while under the next dam is a multiple G3-placed runner by Pulpit himself. So this female family has demonstrated repeatedly that it loves the Pulpit sire-line, and has already worked with Frosted specifically. In addition to this foal being a 3/4-sibling to stakes winner Cave Hill, it will be the product of a thoughtful match on physical, as well. Both Frosted and Floral Hall are very attractive horses of medium size with plenty of length to them, and we expect that Frosted will add some bone and substance to this foal from the more feminine Floral Hall.