Tens of thousands of people watched live via the New Bolton Center Foal Cam as mare My Special Girl gave birth to her colt at 9:22 pm on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Dr. Jonathan Palmer, Chief of New Bolton Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Service, and his team assisted with the challenging, 22-minute birth, which you can view on this page.
More than 170,000 people in 120 countries tuned in to watch the live broadcast from the Foal Cam, from February 26 to April 2, 2014.
The colt and his dam lived in a large field at New Bolton’s Hofmann Center on our beautiful 700-acre campus until the end of July when they moved to a private farm.
About the Pregnancy
My Special Girl's pregnancy was made possible by the advanced reproductive technique intracytoplasmic sperm injection, known as ICSI, which involves injecting a single sperm into a mature egg. The embryo was transfered to My Special Girl in April 2013 at New Bolton Center's Hofmann Center for Reproduction. The colt was born on his 355th day of gestation.
About the Birth
Our mare, My Special Girl, gave birth to her colt at 9:22 p.m. on Saturday March 29 after 22 minutes of active labor. He weighed 104 pounds and measured 39.5 inches from crown to tail.