This pretty, clean legged, and very well mannered mare is a daughter of Desert Warrior — and every one of his offspring that we have placed over the last several years has turned out to be a fabulous, scopey jumper. So if Desert Turf is anything like her relatives, look out hunter and jumper world, here she comes! Desert Turf was sweet and kind and perfectly behaved for her photo session and jog; the person who handled her could not give us much other information, and the actual owner/trainer speaks limited English, so we are going on the very favorable impressions she made on us from our in person interview. She is clean legged and described as sound, and certainly looked it. At the trot she showed nice toe pointing movement; she was a bit stiff in her hocks, but considering that she has raced regularly without any down time for almost two years straight, that is to be expected… and can easily be changed once she is off the track. She is ready to move on from racing because this year she has shown declining interest and reduced competitiveness. We see real potential in this pretty mare, so we hope that a good person will step up and give her the retirement from racing that she so needs and deserves, and bring out her aptitude for a new career. Her pedigree sure does indicate she will have some jumping ability. Her sire Desert Warrior is by Deputy Minister out of a Secretariat mare. Her dam is by a Damascus grandson, out of a mare from the Honest Pleasure branch of the Bold Ruler line.
Price: $2,000 negotiable
Contact: Marisa 315-719-9665 (contact person for owner/trainer to assist with language barrier)
Race record and pedigree: http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=8840439®istry=T&rbt=TB
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.