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Special delivery for Rosetta

The filly by Covered In Snow x What A Winter. Picture: Sporting Post website

It seems everything was lined up just perfectly for the birth of a special little filly at Clifton stud in Rosetta during the snowfall last weekend.

The Sporting Post website reported that Peter and Jenny Blyth welcomed a special foal during the snow that fell over the weekend of August 28-29, the special delivery coming just before 2am on an ice-cold Sunday morning.

Sporting Post reported: “The Clifton-bred filly is made even more special by the fact that she is by sire What A Winter out of a three-time Listed winner by Crusade, a Clifton-bred mare named Covered In Snow!”

Talk about all the stars aligning!

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According to the publication, Peter said, “Our foaling procedure is the mares break water outside under floodlights and then they are brought into a sparkling clean foaling box with deep bedding to be comfortable and warm. So her mother Covered in Snow comes in with snow on her back to deliver a What A Winter filly! Absolutely ironic!”

Peter and Jenny are looking for a special name for the filly. If you have any bright ideas, send names to

The publication says the proposed names will passed on for consideration.


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