Audrey’s Choice, 2011, 16.1 h, gray mare

Located at a farm close to Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester, NY). Wow. We hit the trifecta this weekend by having not one, not two, but three lovely gray mares to list! What are the odds of that?
We were immediately impressed by the overall size of this mare. And yet, we noted that she still has a pretty and feminine face. She is big and solid-bodied, stands over a lot of ground, and has nice dense bone. She has a big, nicely sloping shoulder and long neck. We suspect that you feel as if you have a lot of ‘front porch in front’ of you when you sit on her back. She does have an old bow on her left foreleg but we were told that she has raced successfully (and won) on it. Her contact does not feel that this will interfere or limit her in any career less strenuous than racing.
She’s described as being generally ‘easy to handle’ and we were told that she does not have any stable vices. She was barefoot when we saw her and appeared completely comfortable without her shoes. Although there were plenty of distractions with horses moving around in the surrounding paddocks and leaves blowing all around, her handler was able to contain any exuberance. After we snapped several photos, she displayed a nicely forward walk and moved soundly at the jog with flashy, springy action.
Surprisingly, this Kentucky bred mare has never actually raced at Finger lakes. Over the past few summers, she raced at Presque Isle, and last raced there in August (08/05/19), making her fully eligible for 2020 RRP consideration. Her lifetime earnings exceed $133,000 with 53 starts, and she has racked up an impressive 10 wins, 8 seconds and 6 thirds.
Audrey’s Choice is sired by Dunkirk, son of Unbridled’s Song, and whose lineage includes notable sport horse sires such as Fappianpo (through Unbridled) as well as A.P. Indy. She is out of Honorary, a Saint Ballado mare, who traces back to Hail to Reason through the Halo line and can also claim Ribot in her pedigree.
Her owners tell us that a good home is a must for this hard-working mare who has paid her dues. But remember, grays are always very popular listings and gray mares are rarer yet. So if you are interested, don’t delay or you might be very disappointed!
Price: $1,000 negotiable to good home
Contact: Chris Progno 585-303-0527. Text preferred.

As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.

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