MED SCHOOL MICHAEL, 2017 15.3h chestnut gelding
Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY
Our volunteers were smitten with the solid bodied good looks of this beautiful young gelding, even before his trainer started raving about what a sweetheart he is. The trainer, who also gallops her horses, says he is wonderful to ride, to handle, to groom, to work with in his stall and to be around. Indeed, she told us that if she were going to have any horse as her personal riding horse “as a pet,” Michael is the one she would pick. After 5 starts without a win, it is evident that racing is not his game. The trainer reports that he came back “a bit ouchy” from his last race on June 14, and she had her vet give him a thorough check up. She reported that the vet said everything was Ok, no major issues detected. We photographed and video’d him the next day, just 4 days after the race, and he looked fine and happy to us, and did not show any post-race stiffness. He showed good movement, with good engagement from behind, and for a moment while the trainer jogged him he even showed a bit of a lovely balance canter on the lead line. Michael has a fantastic sport horse pedigree. His sire is Verrazano, a son of More than Ready from the Halo line, out of a Giant’s Causeway mare. Michael’s dam is by Wild Again, a son of Icecapade, and she is out of a Lord at War mare. The contact person for Michael is the owner, who is based at Belmont, since there is a possibility that he may take him to that track to try retraining him as a track pony for his trainer brother while still looking for a great non-racing home. But if you are seriously interested in Michael (as we think you should be!!!) you can send FLF a Message and we can provide you with the direct contact info for his trainer at Finger Lakes so long as he is still at that track.
Price: 2,000 negotiable
Contact: Salvador Romero (owner) 516-233-5109
Race Record and pedigree: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10274164®istry=T
A PPE is always recommended. For information about on track vet practices available to do PPEs please see the post pinned to the top of our FB page or the How to Buy menu tab on our website.