The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb. 14, 2012
    Location
    Fern Creek, KY
    Posts
    3,010

    Smile OTTB with no record?

    I just purchased a 5 y/o dark bay OTTB mare from a trainer in PA. Her JC name is Happy Minstrel. I believe that she raced as early as last year. She has about 27 starts and has won around $70k in her lifetime. I do have owner/trainer names and would be happy to share via PM. I totally trust these people, and doing business with them has been awesome.

    I can't, however, find ANY record of her in any of the search databases. Not that it's any big deal, since she's a lovely mare with or without, but it strikes me as a bit strange so I thought that I'd turn to you racing experts to see if that happens a lot or if anybody recognizes the mare? I've posted in the FB group as well, with no responses.

    I'm a bloodline junkie, and I'd LOVE to find any kind of race/win pictures, plus it's kind of frustrating to not find a history of her at all! Mare hits KY tomorrow and I can update with pics if that'd be more helpful.

    TIA!
    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    I prefer them outside playing as opposed to standing in the barn aisle playing "I can crap more than you"
    New Year, New Blog... follow Willow and I here.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 13, 2007
    Location
    Down on the Farm
    Posts
    3,055

    Default

    Do you have the exact spelling of her name that's on her papers?



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec. 27, 2006
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    1,696

    Default

    Is this her:

    Happy Minstral - I just tried an a instead of an e

    http://www.equineline.com/Free-5X-Pe...rse_name=Happy Minstral&dam_name=Minstrel Zone&foaling_year=2008&nicking_stats_indicator=Y


    Christa



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar. 12, 2006
    Location
    Ocala
    Posts
    1,233

    Default

    http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Res...261&registry=T

    Click on results to see all her races. Nice mare.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb. 14, 2012
    Location
    Fern Creek, KY
    Posts
    3,010

    Default

    COTH is AWESOME. Her owner spelled it for me, so I assumed that it was correct. I guess you know what they say about assuming!

    Thank you all so much! Y'all are amazing!
    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    I prefer them outside playing as opposed to standing in the barn aisle playing "I can crap more than you"
    New Year, New Blog... follow Willow and I here.



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb. 13, 2007
    Location
    Down on the Farm
    Posts
    3,055

    Default

    Funny, owner/trainer used to gallop horses for me!



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov. 18, 2010
    Location
    california
    Posts
    4,126

    Default

    Congratulations on your new girl !



  8. #8
    Join Date
    May. 15, 2007
    Location
    NY State
    Posts
    363

    Default

    Nice mare. I like her breeding. Good luck with her!



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb. 25, 2011
    Location
    So California
    Posts
    2,672

    Default

    I can see the confusion since her dam, Minstrel Zone, has the spelling you were given for your horse.

    You didn't mention whether the sellers told you the name of her dam, and you may know this already, but you can search by the name of the dam on the equibase site. If you leave out year of birth it will list all foals.
    Last edited by PeteyPie; Mar. 16, 2013 at 05:48 AM. Reason: left out a word



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb. 14, 2012
    Location
    Fern Creek, KY
    Posts
    3,010

    Default

    Thanks everybody. She's my first OTTB of my very own! I've started lots for people, but finally decided to take the plunge myself. She'll be here today at noon!

    Acertainsmile- Small world! He is a super nice guy! Loved dealing with them.

    Peteypie- They couldn't remember the name of her dam when I was looking at her, but I just figured I could search her on Equineline later...oops. That's a nifty trick though, thank you!

    Does anybody know how I would go about getting a win/race pic or two?
    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    I prefer them outside playing as opposed to standing in the barn aisle playing "I can crap more than you"
    New Year, New Blog... follow Willow and I here.



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb. 3, 2005
    Location
    Southern Ontario
    Posts
    908

    Default

    Her race record can be found here http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Res...261&registry=T

    just click on 'results'.

    You can get win pictures by contacting the photograper at the track where she picked up her wins, with the date and race number.



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul. 19, 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,375

    Default

    A good bet for looking up a TB when you aren't 100% on how the name is spelled is to use brisnet.com as they will give you close matches (might not help here as there ARE Happy Minstrels in the database, but it can help a lot when you've got one of the funnier names.)



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb. 14, 2012
    Location
    Fern Creek, KY
    Posts
    3,010

    Default

    Thank you very much, everybody! I really appreciate the advice.

    That's a tip I'll have to remember danceronice! Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    I prefer them outside playing as opposed to standing in the barn aisle playing "I can crap more than you"
    New Year, New Blog... follow Willow and I here.



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct. 14, 2010
    Location
    Horse Heaven
    Posts
    1,878

    Default

    What? A lovely OTTB and no photos?

    Merely a suggestion from the peanut gallery. What are you plans? Have you ridden her yet? Best wishes.



  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb. 14, 2012
    Location
    Fern Creek, KY
    Posts
    3,010

    Default

    LOL Justa. She gets in today, so I will come back and post pictures. Hubby is coming along to play photog.

    I'm hoping for a nice lower level event partner and to play around on the trails.I have one mare that I'm trying to get my USDF medals with and would REALLY love something a bit more low key to play around with.

    I haven't sat on her yet, but I DID dig up her last race video! I'm kind of excited about it.

    Happy!
    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    I prefer them outside playing as opposed to standing in the barn aisle playing "I can crap more than you"
    New Year, New Blog... follow Willow and I here.



Similar Threads

  1. Race record help
    By Brooke in forum Racing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Feb. 13, 2011, 12:02 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: Nov. 9, 2009, 06:09 PM
  3. RDA going for a record.........
    By Equibrit in forum Off Course
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Aug. 8, 2009, 05:02 PM
  4. Replies: 8
    Last Post: Jul. 15, 2009, 10:52 PM
  5. Is this a new record?
    By LisaB in forum Eventing
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: Apr. 17, 2009, 09:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness