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Jun. 4, 2011, 12:47 PM
So we have a very talented OTTB at our barn about whom we know nothing about. I'd submitted a research request to the JC, but it came back without any results. The tattoo isn't very clear, so I was hoping to elicit some of your help, get a better idea of what it is and hopefully get more leads from the JC. Let me know what you think!!!

The TB is between 5 and 7--not sure what the first letter is, but we know the second two numbers are 3 and 2.



Thanks so much for your help!

Jun. 4, 2011, 01:21 PM
Maybe you can try to guess the first letter by looking it up by year of birth. If you know that the horse is between 5 and 7, it can only be those three letters.

When I was trying to look up my geldings tattoo, I just couldnt get the darn thing right. The JC had me take a bunch of detailed pictures of the horse to send them. I also submitted what I thought I knew on the tattoo. They couldnt find him, so I got no info, but they say that this way is generally successful. (If you already did this, sorry for the repeating it!)

I've heard that putting a black light up to the tattoo helps. Also enhancing the image has worked for some people. Good luck!

Jun. 4, 2011, 10:05 PM
What is the color and gender of the horse, and what white markings? If you can post photos of any markings, even better. I can usually ID almost anything with that information and the tattoo photo that you already posted.


Jun. 4, 2011, 10:26 PM
For a horse who is 5-7 years old, the first letter would be an H, I, or J. The middle four numbers look to be 3270. If I HAD to take a gander at it, I'd say the first letter looks like a J to me..

Jun. 4, 2011, 11:46 PM
Here is a side profile of the horse. He is a dappled gray and you can see all of his markings on this photo. I don't believe there are any markings on the leg you can't see in this photo.

http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l561/Lesmiz_07/Copyof12634_186464279374_151502579374_2707820_4756 86_n.jpg

Thank you so much everyone for your help!

The horse came to us with the name of Nemo, but I'm not sure if that was a barn name or part of his JC name. We believed him to be 6 right now, but if it is indeed a "J" than he would only be 5 I guess. They did say that he had raced and may have even won something, but we know nothing for sure.

Jun. 4, 2011, 11:48 PM
Oh he is a gelding :)

Jun. 5, 2011, 01:12 AM
g o r g e o u s ! ! !

Jun. 5, 2011, 01:22 AM
I just did a search on the JC website with the tattoo numbers that you suggested. We played around with the last number and came up with this information:

Horse Name Full Curtain
Tattoo J32703
Year of Birth 2006
Dam Name Miss Shower
Color Gray or Roan
Sex Gelding

Our horse is a gray gelding, the year is about right but it would be hard to tell for sure. This is assuming that the first letter is J. We tried the name number combinations with an "I" but it came back as a mare so I'm not sure what the odds are that this is my horse, but I thought it was something to go off of for those of you who might be looking this up :)

Jun. 5, 2011, 01:41 AM
This might be him, judging by the name. Very weird if it isn't! I can't see the left foreleg in that photo good enough to match that marking though.

Horse Name My Ne Moe

Tattoo H32701

Year of Birth 2004

Dam Name Miss Moekeysha

Color Gray or Roan

Sex Gelding

Large star, extending over both eyes and connected broad stripe, narrowing on bridge of nose, ending between nostrils. Left fore: full stocking, extending on knee in front and in back. Left hind: full stocking, lower on inside in back, extending on hock in front. Right hind: full stocking, lower in back, extending on hock in front. Right fore: pastern and part of ankle white, lower on inside and in back, extending above ankle in front. Cowlick slightly to right at top of eye level.

Pedigree: http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/fc_display.cgi?userfile=P17454168583487

Horse is an Illinois bred. Raced 19 times at Hawthorne, Arlington Park, Pinnacle Race Course, and Indiana Downs. 2 wins and 2 thirds, winner of $9,740. All of his races were in 2008 except his final race at Indiana Downs on 4/27/09.

His wins were 8/16/08 Race 1 and 9/8/08 Race 6 at Pinnacle Race Course

Videos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG9D2G144r4




Jun. 5, 2011, 01:42 AM
We also came up with this horse being a possibility:

Horse Name American Dance
Tattoo J32709
Year of Birth 2006
Dam Name Quiet Dance
Color Gray or Roan
Sex Horse

We watched a video on youtube of Full Curtain and it looked more like a roan than a gray. Any other leads would be great! Thanks :)

Jun. 5, 2011, 01:46 AM
That is him!! Thank so much!! You are amazing :) My Ne Moe connects perfectly and he came with the barn name of Nemo! So we can finally do some research on him!! Thanks again!