First foal out of Midnight Disguise arrives

Friday, February 12th, 2021
Constitution - Midnight Disguise filly at Gallagher's Stud as photographed by Barbara Livingston.

Constitution – Midnight Disguise filly at Gallagher’s Stud. Barbara Livingston photo.

By Susie Raisher

Midnight Disguise, 2018’s New York-bred Champion Three-Year-Old Filly, delivered her first foal just after midnight on January 11 at Gallagher’s Stud. The filly is by Constitution, best known in the New York-bred community and beyond as the sire of the reigning state-bred Horse of the Year Tiz the Law.

The newest addition is a multi-generational homebred for the proprietors of Stepwise Farm, Dr. William B. Wilmot and Dr. Joan M. Taylor. They acquired Naughty Natisha at the 1998 Keeneland November Sale – less than ten years later, she was honored as New York’s Broodmare of the Year. She produced Thin Disguise for the couple in 2006 and although she only won once, her exploits in the breeding shed have been outstanding. Her daughters Midnight Disguise and Holiday Disguise combined for three year-end trophies in 2018. The half-sisters earned more than $1.1 million and have nine stakes victories between them. Both were trained by Linda Rice. Midnight Disguise was campaigned by Wilmot, Taylor, and their son, Devin T. Wilmot, winning the Busanda, Busher, and Bouwerie during her championship year. The trio co-bred the big mare’s foal.

Midnight Disguise and her Constitution filly at Gallagher's Stud. Barbara Livingston photo.

Midnight Disguise and her Constitution filly at Gallagher’s Stud. Barbara Livingston photo.

Holiday Disguise, owned by Lady Sheila Stable and stabled at Edition Farm, is also expecting her first foal this year. She was bred to Uncle Mo. Thin Disguise is back in New York and stabled alongside Midnight Disguise at Gallagher’s Stud. She is due to foal a Ghostzapper in early April. Midnight Disguise is booked to Candy Ride.

Four-time Eclipse Award winning photographer Barbara Livingston, the chief photographer for the Daily Racing Form, is based in the Saratoga Springs area and visited with mare and foal February 11. She can be reached here for your photo needs. New York Thoroughbred Breeders encourages you to submit your foals at

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