From Chesco: Three Foal Miracle at Penn Vet Extends Legacy of Champion Mare

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Photo of Epona via FOX 29.

The unforgettable connection between a Chadds Ford woman and the foal she raised but was separated from now has an unforgettable story and an unbelievable legacy, thanks to Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square.

“She was the horse that was so different, so human-like, so touched everybody’s heart,” Lisa Gaudio said in a FOX 29 staff report.

After 15 years apart, the drama of reconnecting Gaudio with her lost mare, an Arabian national champion named Kyrie, turned tragic when the New Bolton Center ran out of options to treat the horse’s debilitating foot disease.

But Lisa and her husband, Jimmy, kept Kyrie’s legacy alive by harvesting her ovaries and fertilizing them by in-vitro maturation.

The lucky effort produced three rare, surrogate pregnancies, as foals Epona, Big Man in Town, and Elle Vitorina were all born between mid-January and Feb. 1.

“I never thought we’d have this. Never in a million years did we think we could have this,” Gaudio said.

Read more about the three-foal miracle and Kyrie’s legacy from FOX 29 here.

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