Artus Court has such distinctive coloring and markings that he will draw eyes to him in whatever discipline you choose him for. One of the volunteers noted that he has a lot of red in his coat and his trainer told an interesting story about that. He was purchased as a yearling and the papers he had with him indicated that he was registered as a chestnut colt. The owner later sent him to Florida to start him and begin his under-tack training. When the colt was sent back to the trainer he thought he had been given the wrong horse. Nope. His color had changed completely and now he indeed is a red roan with distinctive “starburst” markings on his handsome frame. Artus Court’s trainer states that he is very sound but he does have a breathing problem and does make noise with rigorous work. More in-depth information about his history relating to this can be explained by the trainer. Considering that, the trainer’s wife thinks he would make a wonderful dressage mount although anything less strenuous than racing is certainly possible for this gorgeous hunk of a horse. Artus has an inauspicious race record with a win, a second and a third out of 14 lifetime starts. His only win was notched in November of 2017 at Mahoning racetrack in Ohio. Because he is an intact male, his connections will deduct the cost of gelding from his price and gelding could be done by one of the racetrack vets prior to him shipping to you.
Artus Court is a son of Langfuhr, from the Danzig sire line — Langfuhr offspring are much sought after for their great brains, durability, nice movement and jumping ability. Everyone who has ever had one wants more of them! And his dam is by the much loved champion Silver Charm, who is from the Buckpasser sire line — another line known for durability and great brains. Artus Court also has Cormorant, His Majesty, Ribot, Double Jay, Hail to Reason, Turn-To, and Round Table in his pedigree on his dam side — these are some of the stoutest, classic American TB lines that the sport horse world loves and are increasingly hard to find.
Price $3000 negotiable
Contact Michelle Tasso 585-472-2804
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.