City Dr, 2014 16h bay gelding — retained for racing

The announcer at Finger Lakes calls him City Doctor (which is correct), and the announcer at Presque Isle calls him City Drive, but we think you can call this son of Freud out of a City Zip mare one big gorgeous hunk of horse!  The assistant trainer, who works with him every day, says that he is just an awesome horse to be around, a kind, quiet unflappable gentleman.  She says that he loves kids, is fine with dogs running around, and is completely unfazed by golf carts, tractors, or heavy construction equipment.  Sounds like he will handle the horse show environment just fine! The owner asked her to list him after we had finished up our weekend rounds at the track, so she sent us some photos so we can get him posted right away…. and we will get more photos and video next Saturday when we go back to the track if some smart person hasn’t snapped him up by then. The photos had to be taken indoors, because there was a fierce snowstorm outside.  But you can see what a solid build he has, and a kind eye, and flashy markings!
City Dr incurred a minor hole in his deep digital flexor tendon last spring, and they have thoroughly, carefully, and properly rehabbed him and he is now pronounced 100% healed, ready to do anything — he is cleared to go back even to racing,  but since it is the end of the meet, and the owner does not want to pay to send him to Florida with the trainer’s other horses, he needs to find a new home and career. City Dr’s rehab included shock wave, stall rest, handwalking, and then turn out, and he will be ready to start under saddle in a month.  This is a rare opportunity to get a beautiful, kind, young gelding with a great temperament at a bargain price, and someone else did the rehab and you can reap the benefit!  City Dr has had 13 starts, with 3 wins, and to assess his movement we watched the videos of those 3 winning races, and we were impressed! We saw a beautiful mover, with a fluid, balance, flat kneed and big strided gallop and trot.  Freud offspring tend to be good movers and good jumpers, and we think this handsome guy has excellent sport horse potential, whether in the show hunter ring or in eventing or dressage. He has a lot of great sport horse sires in his pedigree in addition to Freud (who is Giant’s Causeway’s full brother). Rahy, two crosses of Blushing Groom, City Zip, Roberto, Meadowlake, Relaunch/In Reality, Graustark/Ribot.
Price:  $1500 negotiable
Contact: Michelle Tasso  585-472-2804 (text preferred, do not contact after 8 pm)

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

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