Mar De Amor is on the Olympic applicant list with Buck. Presumably this is the same Mar De Amor belonging to Leigh Mesher & ridden this past year by Tamra Smith? Anyone know what the plan is (considering Buck hasn't yet competed him & has a broken collarbone) or why Buck ended up with the ride? Was the horse sold?
The horse didn't sell. It has a history with Buck (Buck had a clear Bromont ride in the 3* in 2010). It had a mediocre result at Bromont, and didn't complete Boecklo or Galway with Tamie. His (Dinero) owner Leigh Mesher decided it best that the horse go to Buck to see how far it could truly go. It may or may not be aimed at KY depending on how it goes this spring.