Edition Farm welcomes first New York foal of 2022

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Edition Farm’s ‘New Year’s Day filly,’ a daughter of Central Banker and Tanmawwy, born at 5 a.m. Saturday. Kathy Landman Photo.

By Tom Law

Vivien Malloy and members of her team at Edition Farm in Hyde Park, along with friends and family in town for the holidays, weren’t far removed from ringing in the New Year early Saturday morning when they received a surprise start to 2022.

“Here’s how much of a surprise it was, we didn’t even have our foal-watch person yet. He was going to start this week,” Malloy said Monday morning, announcing what she believes to be the first foal born in New York this year.

The foal, a filly by Central Banker out of the Candy Ride mare Tanmawwy, came before 5 a.m. Saturday and by complete shock to Malloy and farm manager Teri Brown.

“She had no signs at all, just a slight, slight swelling of her udder, but no waxing, nothing, nothing, nothing,” Malloy said. “We were very surprised.

“My farm manager’s family was leaving; her sister and brother-in-law were going back to Michigan. They had been visiting for the holidays and were getting on road early. She got up to goodbye and said, ‘I’m up, might as well feed while I’m here and up.’ She went up to the barn to feed and the baby was coming.”

NYTB Executive Director Najja Thompson (left) and Edition Farm owner Vivien Malloy celebrate the New Year with Tanmawwy and her Central Banker filly born at 5 a.m. Jan. 1. Kathy Landman Photo.

The New Year’s filly is the second for the unraced Tanmawwy, who is owned by the group Tanmawwy Partners that includes Mike McMahon’s Spruce Lane, Edition Farm and others. She produced a daughter of Mohaymen last year and that filly, foaled Jan. 26 and bred by Spruce Lane, Edition, Schuster, Copper Beach, PBG, America’s Pastime & Nizlek, sold for $17,500 to Empire Equines at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale in October.

Malloy said the newborn filly weighed 100 pounds and came into the world “full of spunk.”

“When the vet comes they check everything,” Malloy said. “When they tried take that baby’s temperature, she started bucking. She was like a bronco, squealing like a little pick. I’ve never heard of that in my life from a horse. I said, ‘oh, we’re going to have to teach her about getting her temperature taken.’ She was full of it, full of spunk.

“And thankfully with good bone, too. To come one week, two weeks early is huge, very different than human babies. It can make a huge difference in their weight.”

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