Located at Finger Lakes Rac Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
While the pretty gray mare has lived up to her name only once in 27 races, we think she can be first in many other disciplines, and in your heart. She is a homebred who has been with her owner since birth, so you can get her entire history. While we were getting her listing information from her owner, we were told a touching story about her history. She was born while her dam was turned out in a pasture, at an unexpected time. When the owner went to bring the dam in from turnout, he noticed a little gray face and ears peeking up from the tall grass. The newborn foal was too wobbly on her feet to walk in from the pasture, so he picked her up in his arms and carried her into the barn. Now, to this day, she looks to cuddle up to him as her surrogate parent. Once she bonds with her new off the track person, you too can be that armful of mutual love. Her owner reports that she is sound, has never had any soundness issues, and that she is good to handle, good for the farrier, good to trailer, and turns out well with other horses as a follower type who stays out of trouble. He says that she enjoys life on the farm much more than the track, and at the farm she is a very settled and loving sweetheart. At the track, on a warm day with bees buzzing around her and wind gusts swirling, she was antsy for her photos and jog video, but still we could see very nice movement. She is a beautiful mare, with clean legs and big solid feet. Her sire is Cosmonaut, a son of Lemon Drop Kid, who has made a name for himself as a sport horse sire. Her dam is by Tomorrow’s Cat, a Storm Cat son. She has 27 starts, with one win, 3 seconds, and 6 third place finishes. 7 of her races are this year, so she is fully eligible for the 2022 RRP. We think that Iwillbfirst is an ideal prospect for a smaller adult, or for a teen working with a trainer, who wants to do lower level eventing and jumping, go on hunter paces and trail rides, or even try barrel racing, and have all around fun with a versatile horse.
Price: $2,000 negotiable
Contact: Eric Sharp 585-924-3174 (note: this is a home landline, so calls only, no texts. Likely to go to voicemail so please leave a message — he will get back to you)
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