I just bought a lovely Tb several years off the track. I'm very interested in finding out his racing history, pedigree etc but can't seem to find him in the lookup! He's a gray gelding, cowlick right in the middle, just above the eyes.
Four horses come up with that combination, grey/roan and gelding. But....he's all grey all over. He doesn't really have a star, stripe or snip. I can't seem to find photos of the horses that are listed, either.
Sometimes with grey horses you need to wet them down to find the markings, which will be pink skin. One of the horses comes up as a small mixed star, that could easily be missed on a grey horse. What about leg markings? Any white feet?
I am not 100% sold that's an E. Are you SURE of his age and that's not a B (1998). Because B252** comes up with a gray with no white and a median cowlick above eye level (middle of the forehead, slightly up from the eyes) named Kuranda, tattoo B25224, which would also be consistent to that fourth number being a 2, which is what it looks like to me. He'd have had to travel a ways to get to you (because his last race was at Mount Pleasant Meadows, aka "where you get sent if you are too slow and cheap to cut it at places like Los Al") but that was in 2003.
I typed in exactly what I saw, E25217 and also came up with Tricks to Win. These are the markings description for that horse:
Small mixed star slightly to right. Left fore: half pastern irregularly white, lower on outside; dark spots on coronet. Left hind: three-quarters pastern irregularly white, except on outside; dark spots on coronet. Right hind: pastern irregularly white, lower on outside; dark spots on coronet. Median cowlick at top of eye level.
He raced in PA and MD which puts him in the general area.
If he's a Cryptoclearance baby? I would think so. Fappiano on top. Plus he has Ribot on the bottom and top, if that's him.
What I would call lightly raced, too (16 starts over two years.) What do you plan for him? (Besides buying lots of stuff to get stains off gray horses--I sometimes think I really want a pretty gray and then remember "Grass stains, manure stains...")