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Tommy's Girl
Nov. 11, 2009, 11:59 AM
Could someone run the following numbers for me, please? I'm trying to find out my mare's history. Her number is either L0405 or T0405.

She's around 20 years old, solid bay with no markings.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Nov. 11, 2009, 12:35 PM
T would make her 19, L would make her 27. Try shining a flashlight on the tattoo or a red led light on the tattoo to help you read it better

Tommy's Girl
Nov. 11, 2009, 01:00 PM
It would be T then - 19 sounds right.


Nov. 11, 2009, 01:32 PM
You're missing a number. It's a letter followed by 5 numbers if she's a TB.

Not sure when they switched from 4 letters to 5, but if she's 19 I think she would have 5 numbers. If she's older than 24, you'll have to go through the Jockey Club to find out her info.

Nov. 11, 2009, 01:45 PM
No partial matches for T0405 for a plain bay mare

Also checked L0405 and T0405 for standardbreds, L is a gelding, T has no match.

Check again, there has to be an additional digit you are missing...

Tommy's Girl
Nov. 11, 2009, 03:50 PM
Thanks so much - I will try to see more!

Tommy's Girl
Nov. 11, 2009, 05:38 PM
I really can only see 0405. In daylight what I thought was a vertical line (hence my assumption of T or L) could just as easily be a vein. There is no number at the end of this sequence. Are other breeds tattoo'd on the lip? Could you see if O405 comes up with any hits for a mare? (I know that would make her 24 - she could be that old - )

Many thanks, again. I really appreciate it!

Nov. 11, 2009, 07:41 PM
Nothing with O405... there are 6 plain bay mares that start with Q405, one that starts with R0405, and one with W0405

Tommy's Girl
Nov. 11, 2009, 08:13 PM

That is so kind of you. I will look again tomorrow, and see, but I think that the Q stands the most chance - of course, there would be 6 plain bay mares!

I really appreciate it!

Nov. 11, 2009, 09:43 PM
See if you can get some photos of her tattoo. Blot her lip to reduce the shine, and play around with the lighting to see if you can get some decent shots. Sometimes you can adjust the contrast and coloring in the photo applications to reveal more detail. Or if you know of anyone with a black light. There are WAY too many plain bay mares with the simple description of "No white markings. Median cowlick above eye level." It will be impossible to narrow it down unless you can figure out for sure what the tattoo reads. If she has something like a double-cowlick or whorl on her face or neck definitely let us know. That would help narrow things down a little bit! :)