Gorgeous and solid boned, this big handsome son of Touch Gold impressed us an an outstanding prospect for sporting disciplines. His trainer says he is very sound and clean legged, but he is just not a good enough race horse to overwinter and bring back to the races next year. D J finally broke his maiden with a win in his most recent race, his 15th start, but his trainer knows that he is not likely to be successful in the next level of competition against winners. She says that D J is a good horse to handle and ride, good for the farrier and “for everything,” with no vices. He has been turned out on their farm, and is very well behaved there. Because D J had done little but walk since his race 7 days prior to his photo session, and due to the freezing cold windy weather, his handler put a lip chain on him, which made him very expressive with his tongue. But he posed politely for photos, showing off his beautiful conformation and golden good looks. For the jog, although he could not trot out in the bitter weather conditions, it was obvious that he is a very good mover. To get moe impressions of his movement, we watched the video of his winning race, and we saw a fluid balanced gallop and a lovely light ground covering trot with great reach. This guy has upper level potential written all over him! His sire Touch Gold is a son of Deputy Minister out of a Buckpasser mare — great sport lines. His dam is by super sire Tapit, who is an AP Indy grandson.
Price: $2,000 negotiable
Contact: Karen Barrow 585-415-1152 (text preferred)
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.