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  • Need Help with Reading Tattoo

    So we have a very talented OTTB at our barn about whom we know nothing about. I'd submitted a research request to the JC, but it came back without any results. The tattoo isn't very clear, so I was hoping to elicit some of your help, get a better idea of what it is and hopefully get more leads from the JC. Let me know what you think!!!

    The TB is between 5 and 7--not sure what the first letter is, but we know the second two numbers are 3 and 2.



    Thanks so much for your help!

  • #2
    Maybe you can try to guess the first letter by looking it up by year of birth. If you know that the horse is between 5 and 7, it can only be those three letters.

    When I was trying to look up my geldings tattoo, I just couldnt get the darn thing right. The JC had me take a bunch of detailed pictures of the horse to send them. I also submitted what I thought I knew on the tattoo. They couldnt find him, so I got no info, but they say that this way is generally successful. (If you already did this, sorry for the repeating it!)

    I've heard that putting a black light up to the tattoo helps. Also enhancing the image has worked for some people. Good luck!
    Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
    White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

    Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.


    • #3
      What is the color and gender of the horse, and what white markings? If you can post photos of any markings, even better. I can usually ID almost anything with that information and the tattoo photo that you already posted.



      • #4
        For a horse who is 5-7 years old, the first letter would be an H, I, or J. The middle four numbers look to be 3270. If I HAD to take a gander at it, I'd say the first letter looks like a J to me..
        Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.


        • Original Poster

          Here is a side profile of the horse. He is a dappled gray and you can see all of his markings on this photo. I don't believe there are any markings on the leg you can't see in this photo.


          Thank you so much everyone for your help!

          The horse came to us with the name of Nemo, but I'm not sure if that was a barn name or part of his JC name. We believed him to be 6 right now, but if it is indeed a "J" than he would only be 5 I guess. They did say that he had raced and may have even won something, but we know nothing for sure.


          • Original Poster

            Oh he is a gelding


            • #7
              g o r g e o u s ! ! !


              • Original Poster

                I just did a search on the JC website with the tattoo numbers that you suggested. We played around with the last number and came up with this information:

                Horse Name Full Curtain
                Tattoo J32703
                Year of Birth 2006
                Dam Name Miss Shower
                Color Gray or Roan
                Sex Gelding

                Our horse is a gray gelding, the year is about right but it would be hard to tell for sure. This is assuming that the first letter is J. We tried the name number combinations with an "I" but it came back as a mare so I'm not sure what the odds are that this is my horse, but I thought it was something to go off of for those of you who might be looking this up


                • #9
                  This might be him, judging by the name. Very weird if it isn't! I can't see the left foreleg in that photo good enough to match that marking though.

                  Horse Name My Ne Moe

                  Tattoo H32701

                  Year of Birth 2004

                  Dam Name Miss Moekeysha

                  Color Gray or Roan

                  Sex Gelding

                  Large star, extending over both eyes and connected broad stripe, narrowing on bridge of nose, ending between nostrils. Left fore: full stocking, extending on knee in front and in back. Left hind: full stocking, lower on inside in back, extending on hock in front. Right hind: full stocking, lower in back, extending on hock in front. Right fore: pastern and part of ankle white, lower on inside and in back, extending above ankle in front. Cowlick slightly to right at top of eye level.

                  Pedigree: http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/fc_di...17454168583487

                  Horse is an Illinois bred. Raced 19 times at Hawthorne, Arlington Park, Pinnacle Race Course, and Indiana Downs. 2 wins and 2 thirds, winner of $9,740. All of his races were in 2008 except his final race at Indiana Downs on 4/27/09.

                  His wins were 8/16/08 Race 1 and 9/8/08 Race 6 at Pinnacle Race Course

                  Videos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG9D2G144r4





                  • Original Poster

                    We also came up with this horse being a possibility:

                    Horse Name American Dance
                    Tattoo J32709
                    Year of Birth 2006
                    Dam Name Quiet Dance
                    Color Gray or Roan
                    Sex Horse

                    We watched a video on youtube of Full Curtain and it looked more like a roan than a gray. Any other leads would be great! Thanks


                    • Original Poster

                      That is him!! Thank so much!! You are amazing My Ne Moe connects perfectly and he came with the barn name of Nemo! So we can finally do some research on him!! Thanks again!