Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
His connections affectionately refer to this unnamed, unraced, but JC registered, completely adorable and very laid back young gelding as “Chunky.” His nickname will give you some idea of why he is unraced — eating and going slow in the middle of the pack are much higher on his agenda than speed. Because he is a big bodied and still growing young horse, they have not yet put a timed workout into Chunky, so he will not be RRP eligible under their current rules, although he is jogging and galloping on the track. Chunky is clean legged and sound — as his trainer says, he has not gone fast enough to have put any strain on his legs. He is truly a blank slate that can go in any direction for a new career, but we think he would love disciplines where he can just trot and canter along in an even pace, such as show hunters or pleasure or trails. His trainer says he is very happy when he can trot along in a group in morning training, so we think he would love to go out with a bunch of horse and human buddies on trail rides or hunter paces. Chunky is by Bank Heist, out of Dustin’s Magic by Grand Slam. His sire, Bank Heist, is by Maria’s Mon, and that is one of the most coveted sire lines for sport — in a recent issue of the Thoroughbred Makeover Magazine focusing on bloodlines for sporting/jumping disciplines, several experienced OTTB trainers said they would jump at the chance to get Maria’s Mon offspring, who are good movers and jumpers with great brains. And Chunky’s damsire, Grand Slam, is another line coveted for the same attributes.
Contact: Hannah Lewis 607-661-3212
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary is recommended.