All the CANTER volunteers figured he must have been very well-handled in his early years. He had really great manners, and was extremely sociable and people-oriented. Apparently, he still is - after having some time off to relax and grow (unlike his mama, he is definitely NOT a petite little thing, and sprouted up to well over 16 hands), he's just started his under-saddle training and his adopter said he is "an angel" to ride.
Originally Posted by K~2
And this is why I love a thread like this! That's great to hear that he's found a loving home. I was there when he was born. His mother was one of the daintiest, most petite mares in the barn.
I don't know, lol. The Sober Jig I knew WAS a grey mare, and she'd be 30 this year so I wouldn't be surprised if she was swaybacked. I knew her about 15 years ago, she was a sweetie then. She was at Delehanty Stock FArm in upstate NY.
She was by Jig Time out of Sober Flame, and is the dam of the unfortunately named 2000 filly Autistic Girl.
I wish I had a picture of her, then we could compare!
No, you'd remember the sway back, I galloped her back in 1987 and she definately was swaybacked then. One of the worst I've seen. She was sweet, although she was not one of my favorites as she made me infamous-I believe my record for getting run off the longest distance still holds!! Bad me for being out late the night before but the outrider was clueless!!!! Although she did finally break her maiden next time out!!! I believe she was a 3 year old then.
I have three CA OTTBs Emperical Hope (1989 dark brown gelding Empire Glory x Princess Tulle) At Dawn (2000 bay gelding Robannier x Halo At Dawn) he won quite a bit in SoCal Krismenow (2001 chestnut mare Dance Floor x Crystals of Ice) She is a full sister to Somethinaboutlaura who sold for $375,000 and is doing really well on the track.
Rescued out of the kill pen:
Luna Joe, 1998 gelding
Breeder: JoAnne Patton Family Trust (CA)
2005, when last raced: Claimed by William R. Cory for William R. Cory
Owner: Angela Maria Aquino
Trainer: Angela M. Aquino
Lame on LH stifle and semi-fused RF ankle. Came through an auction, maybe from Minn (but could have come from almost anywhere).
This mare was well broke to ride and a gem to be around. She's gone to a wonderful retirement home.
I forgot a couple...
Rotsaluck was a really good sprinter in California and wound up running for $2500 in AZ. I bought him privately before he was going you-know-where.
Two the Twist was an awesome New York-bred. I got him for the girl who used to gallop him. Unfortunately he died not long after that (he was in his mid-teens when his race trainer decided to finally retire him) but at least he had a wonderful home with a person who adored him.
These are some that I knew years ago (at Laurel Park) and wonder about:
One Tuff Oop
Mt. Airy Night
Bold and Gorgeous
One I rode as a kid:
And a few that were claimed off of my family:
My Girl Quigly
I currently have(riding horses):
I galloped One Tuff Oop and Bold and Gorgeous!!! One Tuff Oop stood at stud at Summer Wind Farm and is now in Virginia, I cant remember the farm name off hand, if you google his name you might find him! Bold and Gorgeous went on to be a broodmare in Kentucky. I havent seen her in the past two years, but was trying to keep track of her for awhile... Who are you? Have a feeling we know each other
gallant laddie- ran until he was 7.
bea slick- never raced, just trained.
won to win- from north hampton 2 yrs. ago
zig a little- also from north hampton
don guys thunder- never ran, bought him unbroke.
daring lady- my broodmare- never raced-foundered as a 2 yr.old.
some i have sold
short stop- steeple- chase
there are so many more, but my brain is oh so tried.
I narrowed my list down to some of my favorites that I have lost track of. I would love to know where they are if anyone knows of them
April Surprise - dk bay gelding Bubwiser - dk bay 2001 filly (Beefchopper x Ria Slam) Conner - 1999 grey mare (Pleasant Expense x Illusions of Blue) Clancy's Comet - grey gelding Del Mar Darling - bay mare (? x Fast Sis) Enuf Dancin - bay gelding (Supremo x ?) Hold the Gold - bay mare (Ore Grade x ?) Kid Maverick - 2000 bay gelding (Crowning Season x Hope Swells) Lyps and Spots - chestnut gelding (Prince Stanley x Funny Spots) Lucy's Delight - dk bay mare Money Plays - bay mare (Mr. Easy Money x Healthnwealth) Ms Easy Money - dk bay mare (Mr. Easy Money x ?) Manila Royal - chestnut mare with no tail Our Game Plan - bay mare (Game Plan x ?) One More No More - bay gelding (Game Plan x Vying for Money) Powder Charge - bay mare (? x Dawvee) Pleasant Expense - bay horse (Pleasant Colony x Costly Shoes) Prevasive Force - dk bay gelding (Banner Bob x ?) Royaltys Rascal - bay gelding (Key to the Mint x ?) Stehekin Chill - bay gelding Sea of Kisses - grey mare (Cisco Road x Kaleigh Jo) Very Victoria - bay gelding.
I TRIED to narrow the list down. There are so many more that touched my heart and my life.
These are the TB's that I own:
Crystal Quack - 1984 dk bay mare
Folly's Syn - Chestnut Mare
Carrie Ann - Chestnut Mare
Vying for Money - dk bay mare
Wnrwnrchckndnr - 2001 grey mare
Bacpac - 2004 bay mare