Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY. Hello gorgeous! This guy certainly got our attention with his chiseled Arab-like head, dazzling dapples, strong shoulder and solid boned conformation. Benny is one of his trainer’s all time favorite horses, and she admits it will be hard to part with her adored beauty, but she also knows that it is in his best interest to acknowledge that his best racing years are behind him. His trainer says he is sound and she emphasized that while he gets a bit strong at the track, on her farm when he is getting turn out he is just a “good, good guy” who mellows out. She has had him on her farm during the last four winters and she said he is just a pleasure to work with and he is good in turn out with other horses. She does report that he needs to be the first horse out in the morning as he gets very impatient. He has a strong preference for being the first horse fed in the barn as well! His trainer reports that he is a peppermint hound and his new home should be prepared with lots of mints for him! Benny showed very good movement for his jog video, with a flowing walk, and strong push from behind that suggests to us that eventing and dressage might be ideal new careers for him. Benny has had 69 starts with 30 top three finishes and over $112,000 in earnings, so he has shown his heart and durability… and he’s eligible for the war horse awards at the RRP Makeover. He has a great sport horse pedigree. His sire, Here Comes Ben, is by Street Cry out of a Danzig and Halo line mare. Benny’s dam is by Royal Academy, a son of Nijinsky, and is out of a daughter of Grey Dawn. Benny’s tail female line is the famous La Troienne mare line, the best in the US TB stud book. Big sound grey geldings tend to be very popular offerings, so don’t hesitate if you are interested in making Benny and Alex your new sport horse star!