Franconia

Bay Mare; Foaled 1982 NJ

Top Command - Madam Sublime, by Maribeau

1 Start - $0

Bought from the same sale in Texas as her friend Round the Rosie, Franconia is a mare with decent breeding and modest produce records. Our $600 bid was the second and final bid on her. She is a large and pretty bay, by Top Command (sire of filly Triple Crown winner Mom’s Command), out of Madam Sublime, by Maribeau. She has Bold Ruler on her sire's side and Ribot on her dam's side. She produced two very modest winners, her highest-earning offspring earning $8,718.

Franconia lives together with Rosie at Rerun in Kentucky. Together they checked out their new pasture and took turns rolling in the dirt.

"Frankie" is adoptable and will remain in Kentucky while we look for a caring, permanent home for her.

Update -- August 2001 Rosie and Frankie are doing great and have been enjoying the cooler weather in Kentucky.  Frankie is the most popular horse at the farm - all the horses want to be her best friend!  A young gelding named Real Ghazi is very attached to Frankie and sulks when she is not with him.  The two girls do not spend as much time with each other as they once did but there is no question that they are both deeply attached.  A few months ago, when Rosie was ill and laying down, Frankie stood over her the entire time.  Luckily, it was nothing serious but her buddy was by her side the whole time.  When Rosie colicked a year ago, Frankie did not leave her side then either.

Update -- July 2006 Frankie is doing great and is the "Queen" of the pasture at New Hope Farm in Kentucky along with her pasture mates Almata and Franchised.

UPDATE: January 2007: Frankie continues to rule the roost at New Hope Farm. While two of her buddies, Almata and Franchised had some issues that are not surprising given their ages, Frankie continues to be the "Energizer Bunny" and keeps going, and going, and going!

UPDATE:  August 2012 -  New Hope Farm has been sold and has become AppleRidge Farm.  We are grateful that our old gals, Almata and Franconia, are both able to stay on the farm with the new owner and her young daughter.  They will continue to receive top notch care, their dinner "cooked" and special needs met with love and affection as they gracefully age. 

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