FUSILLI, 2016 17h chestnut gelding
Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
Wow, does this gorgeous horse check all the boxes: big, young, flashy, sound, lightly raced, athletic, outstanding sport horse pedigree — and a luscious name, evocative of your favorite pasta dish! (We have already nicknamed him “Pasta Man!”) Fusilli has had a total of only 16 races, and after his initial win earlier this year, he has shown little success at the next level of racing competition. He is fully eligible for the 2022 RRP. The assistant trainer who showed him to us says that he is sound — we observed clean legs– and also good to handle with no vices. She also reported that he is good to gallop with no antics, and stays nicely settled when he is in regular work. He is just stunning when you see him in person, and we admired his huge sloping shoulder and strong hind end with good hip angles. We met and photographed him 4 days after his most recent race, and since that race he had only walked the shed row, so he was a bit up when brought out into the rain for his jog video. But even though his handler could not let him stride out, we could see that he has a powerful push from behind that suggests that jumping and cross country galloping will be right in his wheelhouse. Due to his size and power and relatively young age, we think he is best suited for experienced riders who have higher level aspirations. To add to the upper level potential displayed by his physique and movement, his pedigree just screams “top level sport horse!” His sire is Freud, a full brother to Giant’s Causeway (a leading sport horse sire), and known in his own right as a sire of successful eventing, jumping, and dressage horses. Fusilli’s dam is by Value Plus, a son of Unbridled’s Song, and is out of a mare by Halo’s son Saint Ballado. His pedigree is replete with all the coveted sport horse sires: Unbridled’s Song, Halo, Rahy, Blushing Groom, Pleasant Tap, Roberto. Fusilli presents a rare opportunity to get a very big young gelding with a top level sport horse pedigree and potential, in a gorgeous and eye-catching package!
Contact: Mike LeCesse 585-303-9467 (text or call)
Race record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10056471®istry=T&rbt=TB
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