First foal for Waiting at Irish Hill Century Farm

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Waiting’s first foal, a filly out of Norway, relaxes at Irish Hill Century Farm in Stillwater. Emily Davis Photo.

By Tom Law

Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions celebrated several firsts – naturally during the first week of the year – with the birth of a filly January 6 in Stillwater.

The newborn chestnut – a filly by Waiting out of the Brethren mare Norway – is the first foal by her sire and dam, the first born at Irish Hill Century Farm in 2023 and also believed to be the first foal born in New York this year.

Born at 5 a.m., the filly is “very good sized for a maiden mare. She is well balanced, energetic and has Waiting’s strong hind end,” according to Irish Hill & Dutchess Views’ Moe Scavullo.

Waiting, set to stand his second season for $2,500 LFSN, is the lone son of American Pharoah standing in New York. The unraced 6-year-old is out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare Wait No More, a $1,575,000 topper at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings. Wait No More is also out of champion 3-year-old filly Wait a While.

The 6-year-old Norway is out of the Pure Precision mare Romin Robin, a Grade 3-placed seven-time winner who earned $296,138 in 40 starts.

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