It’s so exciting to see a beautiful horse in the morning and then, while researching his race record, discover that he is a warhorse with a remarkable race record. The beautiful, classy Dighton has won at every NYRA track, Parx, Calder and, more recently, Finger Lakes. His most recent win was just last month. In the course of his career he has amassed 79 starts with 11 wins, 12 seconds and 14 thirds with nearly $400,000 in earnings. With this many wins it is increasingly hard to find race conditions that he is eligible for, so his trainer is ready to let him find a new career where he will also excel. He is a big horse with a big personality and, during his photo shoot, another trainer walked up to him and wrapped his arms around his neck for a big hug. That’s a pretty good indication that Dighton has a fan club and is well respected on the backside. DIghton is a very good mover, showing off balance, lightness, reach, and good engagement from behind. We also watched some videos of his winning races, and saw a fluid gallop that looks like a dream to ride. With his movement, strong shoulder, and engine, we think Dighton will excel in sport/jumping careers. His pedigree sure does point in that direction too. His sire, BL’s Appeal, is from the In Reality sire line. His dam is from the Devil’s Bag/Halo sire line, and out of a mare from the Blushing Groom sire line. He has some track jewelry on his ankles but clearly it does not affect his soundness — Dighton has never missed a dance in years. His markings on his upper legs are notable because they look like starbursts! He has many good miles and years in his future for the discipline of your choice.
Contact Adrianne D’Alessandro 585-281-1810
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.