This handsome solid bodied guy is affectionately known as “Rudy,” and he is a much-loved favorite in this trainer’s small stable. At the age of 8, Rudy hasn’t got his heart in the game as much as he used to, although his trainer stated that he loves to train and always reaches into the bridle and is great to gallop. We admired his stout build with massive shoulder and hind end, set off by his beautiful face. He does have an old set bow that he has raced on for years with no lameness, and old osselets that don’t bother him. showed some beautiful movement for his jog video, although he was feeling a bit happy on a brisk morning. His connections relay that he is one of the nicest horses they have ever worked with, has no vices and is an all-around good boy. His trainer reports that last year when things were shut down due to COVID, she took Rudy on trail rides out of her farm, and that he was great. She says he is a very intelligent horse, and that he loved getting out and about in the countryside. She also says that at the farm he turns out well with other horses, and is kind and easy for her mother, who is not a horsewoman, to handle. Sold as a $90,000 yearling at the Fasig Tipton Saratoga sale, Rudy has earned $110,000 on the racetrack with 30 lifetime starts, 4 wins, 4 seconds and 3 third place finishes. He is by Discreet Cat, who has sired several horses who are excellent brave and scopey jumpers, succeeding in eventing and jumpers. Do not overlook Rudy just because he is older — he still has a lot left to give and can be your all around partner for fun for many years.