From January to June, Winbak Farm is expected to welcome close to 400 foals. Early Friday morning, January 18, Winbak Farm welcomed its first foal of 2013. Born at 5:00 a.m., the colt is by Art Colony and out of the Falcon Seelster mare, Pass With Caution p,2, 1:56.4z; 3, 1:54.1; 1:52.4f ($242,040). Pass With Caution won 26 times before she retired from the track, and is a half-sister to Shake Away p,3, Q1:52; 1:51f ($376,810).
This is the sixth living foal for Pass With Caution, who has a 100% production rate – all of her foals have made it to the races and won. Her offspring includes Passit p,2, 1:53f; 1:52.4h ($153,051), Pass The Deuce p,3, 1:53s -'12 ($68,256) and NYSS Contender Caution Signs p,2, Q1:57.2 -'12 ($21,065). She also has a two-year-old by Totally Western.
The colt is one of the estimated 29 Art Colony foals that will be born in 2013. The ill-fated stallion passed away in Ontario midway through the 2012 breeding season due to heart failure. The foal will be able to be made eligible to the Ontario Sires Stakes program where Winbak Farm has high hopes of him succeeding.