JUDITH’S COUGAR, 2017 15.3h chestnut gelding

Located at a farm in Shortsville NY, very close to the Finger Lakes Race Track

This still growing young gelding with an uphill build and striking facial markings is described by his trainer as “super sweet, sound, and clean legged.”  That’s quite an endorsement — who wouldn’t want such a handsome flashy youngster with those attributes!  Cougar has had twelve starts, with one win in March 2020 at Aqueduct. Since breaking his maiden, he has been less competitive in the next level of competition, so his trainer realizes it is best to let him move on to a new career, where his potential for any discipline is unlimited.  Cougar is fully eligible for the 2021 RRP; his last race was on October 6. His trainer, who also gallops him and has been riding him at their farm, says that he is a sweet and kind horse to ride. His trainer reports that Cougar prefers galloping over grass rather than the hard dirt tracks he has raced on…. and that is ideal for going cross country!  Our volunteer who went to the farm to get his photos and information reports that he walked and jogged in hand and showed what she described as an “elegant walk and trot”.  In his jog video you can see beautiful movement with reach from teh shoulders and good push from behind. We watched the video of his one winning race to further appraise his movement, and we saw a lofty light stride at the trot and gallop with very good reach from the shoulders as he trotted back to the winner’s circle. 

Cougar is sired by Kantharos, who is from the Tale of the Cat sire line out of a mare from the Halo sire line. Cougar’s dam, Miss Cougartown, is by Cowtown Cat, who is a son of Distorted Humor, and she is out of a mare from the Cox’s Ridge/Turn-To sire line.  These are excellent sport horse pedigree lines.  Cowtown Cat is known for getting pretty and flashy chestnuts who are well proportioned, good moving and good jumping offspring and very amateur friendly.

Price:  $2,000 negotiable

Contact: Dylan Clarke  352-286-7559 (text or call)   or Matt Clarke  352-875-4044 (text preferred).


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