Irish Hope’s owner/trainer sent us pictures of his gelding earlier in the week, asking us to stop by his barn to get his listing. He was deemed “delicious” then and he is even more so in person! This big, blocky youngster will take up a lot of leg for even taller riders. His trainer describes him as absolutely sound with clean legs and we saw nothing to suggest otherwise. He was quiet and respectful while he stood on the road in front of his barn and, when asked about his temperament, we were told that he is a perfect gentleman who does everything right and is very easy to ride. After breaking his maiden on June 2 of this year, he has been striving to nail his non-winner of 2 races without much luck. His trainer commented that he is more of a turf horse and he doesn’t want to resort to shipping him to a poly track or turf course when he just isn’t showing much aptitude as a racehorse. But how exciting that a sweet, sound, young and flashy guy is available for your forays into the hunter ring. He showed flat kneed, toe pointing movement at the jog, and, with his turf preference, ,he could be considered as an eventing prospect as well. We hope the luck of the Irish finds this attractive gelding a new home soon!
Contact Matthew Clarke 352-875-4044
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.