Every now and again we see a “sleeper”, a horse who flies under the radar and is hiding in plain sight, waiting for his racing connections to read the memo and move him on. When we were hailed to the barn this morning to meet “Baby Blue”, we were excited to see that he is a desirable gray, but his color, although popular, doesn’t scratch the surface of the depth of his potential. Wowza! This unraced young, sound, big fellow is a blank slate for someone who wants to bring him along patiently while laying a solid foundation for a sporting career. His handler explained that Blue doesn’t want anything to do with the racetrack. He is described as very laid back and easy going, with no vices.He was happy to pose quietly in the road and indulged us for his photos before making a valiant effort to coax his handler to the grass (which is finally green and abundant again!). We loved his balanced uphill build and, although young, big and growing, he isn’t awkward or gangly. His sire is Marsh Side, a Kentucky bred son of the great Gone West.
At the jog, Arazi Blue showed floating, ground covering movement with a huge reach. It was a display of fabulous movement we don’t often see and we would never have expected this out of our impromptu photo shoot, but what a delightful and exciting surprise it was. It is our opinion that this impressive young horse has the potential to be a major player in the sporting world. For serious buyers, our advice is to act fast because horses of his calibre and potential don’t linger.
Contact Kathy Babcock 585-704-1357
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.