EARNED SUCCESS, 2015 16h bay gelding
Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY
Earned Success (we immediately nicknamed him Ernie!) is a handsome, very well -bred hunk who was a $350,000 yearling, and has achieved war horse status with 6 wins, and 14 top 3 finishes and almost $200,000 in earnings in his 22 races — well- earned success and a well -earned retirement indeed! We were captivated by his kind intelligent eye, regal demeanor, and solid bodied good looks and strong shoulder. His handler, the trainer’s daughter, described him as an athletic, quiet, very good boy — “some lucky person who will give him some R & R time is going to get a very good horse,” she exclaimed! He has been showing some stiffness from the wear and tear of racing, so they have decided it is time for Earned Success to move on to enjoy retirement to a less strenuous career. He has been checked over and we were told that other than some ankle rounding nothing is amiss with him but he could benefit from chiropractic adjustments and let down/ turn out time. He has raced 4 times this year, so he is fully eligible for the 2021 and 2022 RRP. We photographed him not long after a strong half mile workout, and for his jog video (missing a shoe) the post- race and work stiffness that his handler described was evident, but so was his kind and compliant temperament. If you are looking for a kind, gorgeous, well-bred, big hearted horse for the lower levels of any discipline (realistically, the levels that most of us actually do) and you are willing to provide the chiropractic work and turn out that Ernie and most retiring racehorses so greatly benefit from, then this guy is a bargain who should reward you as much as he has rewarded his racing connections. Earned Succes is by Mineshaft, who was one of AP Indy’s best sons. His dam, Valiant Passion, is a graded stakes placed stakes producing daughter of Lion Heart. Notable sport horse sire influences in his pedigree include Quiet American, Fappiano, Secretariat, Hoist the Flag, and Hail to Reason.
Price: $1,200 negotiable
Contact: Jamie Boldt 585-943-4298 (text only please).
Race Record and pedigree: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=9875974®istry=T
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