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  1. #1
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    Sep. 8, 2006
    Fredericksburg, VA

    Default Two OTTB geldings need homes

    Fox Hill Farm (which brought you Hard Spun and the late, great Eight Belles) has recently retired two geldings (Bronze Medal [] and Tumbleweed []) and is looking to find them new homes and careers.

    Bronze Medal is 4 and is an attractive, average-sized bay. He's by Dixieland Band out of a Cryptoclearance mare.

    Tumbleweed is 3 and is a large chestnut. He's by Posse out of a Kris S. mare.

    Both are currently at the barn at Fair Hill but are moving on Friday to a farm in PA where they can have more turnout time. Both have minor issues that preclude them remaining in race training but should be fine in whatever other endeavor their new owner wishes to do with them.

    I'll try to get some more detailed information and/or photos, but in the meantime, head shots of both are available here:

    Anyone who's interested can PM me, and I'll put you in touch with someone from Fox Hill who can tell you everything you need to know. Hope we can find a good home for these guys!

  2. #2
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    Jan. 29, 2008


    sent you a pm...would like to see photos and additional info.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep. 8, 2006
    Fredericksburg, VA

    Default Tumbleweed photos

    Bumping this for Tumbleweed, who is still looking for a new job and home! Tumbleweed is hanging up his racing plates due to an xyz ligament tear, but he is no longer lame and the vet thinks he'll be okay for disciplines other than racing. And as you can see from his photos, he is verrie handsome:

    Here's a brief assessment of Tumbleweed from the person who took his stablemate, Bronze Medal, this past weekend:

    Tumbleweed - I can see there is a very good horse underneath his demeanor - he is one big boy and he knows he can intimidate. He was pulling at Kathy's shirt and picking up the lead rope in the stall - but it seemed more playful. When we took him out of the stall, he was leading well and Kathy could anticipate him acting up and would talk to him and reassure him - he had a couple of times that she corrected him and told him not to do anything stupid and that she was not going to hit him. She said he seems a little shy of hitting and throws his head up a lot. But he was good about standing, etc. - insisted on eating some blades of grass - so be it - he definitely has a mind of his own - not that they all don't. He has such a presence. When we had Bronze Medal in the round pen, he started whinnying like he was missing him and wanted to know where he was.

    The xyz is a ligament that runs from the sesamoids down the back of the pastern. He's not lame at all, we caught it early and we're not the kind who would push through this nor is it worth our time to give him a year off before returning to race training. The intensity of race training would always be a problem for that injury, but the vet and trainer said it shouldn't be a problem for other disciplines. A new owner would want to be aware of it, though, so they can keep and eye and go at the proper pace for him.

    Please PM me if you're interested in Tumbleweed!

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