Dublin Express, 2014 16.sh chestnut gelding

Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester).
The trainer of this big handsome guy describes him as  “her favorite horse,” and “the sweetest kindest gentlest thoroughbred in the world.” She reports that nothing fazes him, that he will follow you around like a puppy dog, is always aiming to please, and that he gallops on the buckle. She says he has more whoa than go.  On the day we took his video however, the “go” side was on display, since she told us that he had done nothing since his last race eleven days prior. He showed a springy big stride, with loft and reach, although perhaps a bit more knee action than ideal for the hunter ring.  But he looks like he should have aptitude for dressage or eventing or jumping. He has raced 54 times with three wins and thirteen additional placings.  This year, in 17 starts, he has not managed a win, and since he is proving to be less competitive than he was before, she wants to find him a new career.  She says that because she adores him so much, if he does not find the perfect new home, she will keep him to try to make him her track pony, but she thinks he would be much happier in a situation where he gets turnout and can learn a new sporting career.  She says that he has never had any soundness issues.  We did notice some scabbed over abrasions on his hind pasterns. When we inquired about them, she said that he has sometimes hit himself in races. He is by Dublin, a son of the great Afleet Alex.  We have placed several Dublin offspring over the past few years, and we know of some of them who are adapting well to new careers in eventing, dressage, and hunter paces. His dam is from Gone West and Majestic Light lines, both lines known for good jumping sport horses.
Price:  $3500
Contact:  Alex Hillegass 484-896-9754


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

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