Racing museum launches live video feeds of foaling process

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in New York has launched a new video project aimed at attracting new fans to thoroughbred racing and offering enthusiasts a rare look behind the scenes.

Foal Patrol is a collection of live web cameras with real-time streams of in-foal mares during their pregnancies. Five live feeds began Tuesday and can be accessed daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The cameras are at three locations in Kentucky – Claiborne Farm, Three Chimneys Farm and Shawnee Farm – and two in New York – Edition Farm and Old Tavern Farm.

Three additional mares are scheduled to be added in March – at Double Diamond Farm in Florida and at Gainesway Farm and Chanteclair Farm in Kentucky.