Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
There’s a lot of potential in this young gelding for a sporting career — with his quiet and sweet attitude, and his beautiful flowing flat kneed trot, we can see him excelling as a show hunter. Watch his video, and imagine what he is going to look like once he gets more groceries and develops his top line as he is remuscled with good flat work once off the track. The handler who showed him to us says that Hippy recently arrived at Finger Lakes from Florida, and that he hasn’t been running well, so they think he would be better suited for a new career. She says he is sound, and we observed clean legs. She also said he seems to be a quiet and sweet horse, and he showed off both of those attributes during his photo session. He has a very kind eye, he was very laid back, and he trotted quietly on a loose lead, showing off beautiful movement with good engagement from behind and impressive flowing reach from his shoulder — and this was 5 days after a race. Hippy Return is by Benny the Bull, who is from the Blushing groom sire line. His dam is by Sweet Return, who was a turf stakes winner in Britain, and there are great stamina/turf lines in his female family, which bodes well for his sport horse potential — Diesis, Sir Ivor, Majestsic Light, In Reality, Roberto.
Price: $2500 negotiable
Contact: Marisa 315-719-9665
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.