We were happy to see the lovely “Brook” because we remembered this big,sweet mare, with her beautiful face and gorgeous forelock, from when we had listed her in the spring. At that point, when Brook’s sister became a stakes winner, her trainer / owner decided to retain her to race over the summer. We were told that she is great to work around, with no stable vices and that she is also a straightforward horse to ride. We were told that she is a “very good girl” to groom and handle, and that she does not even need to be tied to groom or tack up, but she “can be happy”. We observed a super quiet and sweet girl who appeared well mannered even though it was a very bitterly cold day. Her connections also report that she has been turned out on the farm and loved it, so this should ease her transition into a new career.We liked her uphill build and her big, solid body with great depth through the heart girth. She was quiet and friendly when we snapped her photos, even trying to lick the phone of a volunteer who had stepped in for a close-up of her lovely face! This one is also fully peppermint broke! We noted an enlarged ankle, but her handler stated that she is sound on it. Her hind ankle has a scar from an old cut that she incurred while swimming in the pool at the track, but her trainer told us that has not seemed to bother her either. She jogged quietly for her handler, with animation and more hock action suggesting she might be better suited for dressage than hunters.Brook has earned over $31,000 in 23 starts with record of 2-4-2. A respectable career, but one that is out-shone by her better known half-sister, Wait A Minute, who won the NY Oaks this summer and is now a contender for the NY bred 3-year old filly of the year! This family connection can only increase her appeal as a broodmare prospect. But given her size and build,she might have appeal to sport horse breeders as well. Red Brook Road is by the excellent sire Bellamy Road, who is a son of Concerto from the Chief’s Crown branch of the Danzig line. Her stakes producing dam was bred in Brazil, by perennial Brazilian champion sire Roi Normand, from the Raise A Native line.
Price: $1,000 neg.
Contact: Jackie Stauffer 585-857-1413 text preferred
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.