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    Please help identify horse

    Purchased horse at Billings Livestock Sale in Billings Montana last month. Sold as grade gelding but has tattoo. Super well trained , in your pocket , just adore him. Would like to know who he is. I’ve contacted jockey club But waiting to hear.

    has SIGNIFICANT dressage training. Was told he came from California. Easily trained through 3rd level .
    Please take a stab.
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        Assuming a TB here, not Standardbred--I'm not sure how to go about looking up Standardbreds--the first letter appears to be X, It then looks like 3, 2, either 5 or 6, 6, and the last number I cannot make out.

        The only one that comes up with your other limiting factors (gelding, dark bay/brown or bay), no white markings is X32662 is Card Shark, a 1994 Bay gelding out of Pass Me The Hearts and by River of Kings. He would have a cowlick to the left above eye level.


          Approximate age? Any white that can't be seen in the photos, like maybe hidden under that forelock? I very clearly see K3256 with the last number not legible, but there are no horses coming up to match that criteria (gelding/horse, bay or brown/dark bay or even tried black, no white markings). There's a big age difference between X (1994) and K (2007).


            If he has a few white hairs on his forehead, then:

            Horse Name Buckshot Bob
            Tattoo K32560
            Year of Birth 2007
            Dam Name Party Mode
            Color Bay
            Sex Gelding

            Few white hairs in forehead. Feathered median cowlick at bottom of eye level.

            Raced 33 times, all on the west coast


              If the above don't match you might want to crosspost in the racing forum.

              Also, how is his jumping? Could he have evented?


                Running quarter horse, maybe more likely than TB


                  Quarter Horse tattoos have the letter on the end. Not a QH.
                  If this is the horse I found, he did race in TB races at tracks that also have QH racing.
                  Also too long to be a Standardbred tattoo, and the vast majority of them are freezebranded instead of tattooed now.


                    Not likely to be a STB since they have been freeze branding for years. If it was he'd be an older one.
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                      No white whatsoever, he has an old bandage scar on one leg. One cowlick centered below eye level . I’ve posted on the racing form too. First weekend he punctured his hock. So no jumping attempts as of yet. Super super well trained tho. Will give jumping him a whirl when he’s sound again.

                      ive looked at Standardbreds... Havnt found a match. And they’re one or two alphas plus 4 numbers.

                      I keep trying to post more pics bit their too large 🙄


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                        Oh Vet estimates 12-15


                          Maybe find a win photo (if any) for Buckshot Bob and compare. "Few white hairs" could be "in the eyes of the beholder."


                            Just want to say congratulations on finding a great horse. Good luck for finding his history. I lucked into one similarly -- from a meat auction - that turned out to be an ex-Olympic eventer.


                              My gelding has "a few white hairs" on his JC papers and it is literally 10 or fewer, at times undiscernable. I suspect that is what his are as well.
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                                Even my vet agreed. Absolutely no white hairs anywhere on him.


                                  That looks like K32550 to me.


                                    Given the placement of the 0 at the end, I'd guess it was meant to be a 9. Anything in the database for K32559?


                                      Originally posted by Spyder View Post
                                      Just want to say congratulations on finding a great horse. Good luck for finding his history. I lucked into one similarly -- from a meat auction - that turned out to be an ex-Olympic eventer.
                                      Sorry to derail, but an ex-Olympic eventer at a meat auction????????????? Really?????????????? What the hell is wrong with people?

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                                        Originally posted by joiedevie99 View Post
                                        Given the placement of the 0 at the end, I'd guess it was meant to be a 9. Anything in the database for K32559?
                                        A mare