Schout Bay was listed last year, but retained for racing. He is now available again 6/18.
Exciting upper level potential in this big, solid, strong, lofty moving young gelding! He has that big boned, strong shoulder, and uphill build that is sought after in the eventing and jumping worlds. He was very well behaved for his photo session, and jogged politely, showing off good suspension and reach. We saw him just three days after a race, and he showed no post race stiffness at all. He is described as sound, and his legs are clean. He has won three of 21 starts, with two of his wins coming this year. He will now have to face tougher racing conditions, so his trainer thinks it is a good time to let him find a new career. His handler says he is good to work with, but he is a strong and powerful horse, so he is not for an inexperienced rider. She says that when the rider softens their hands, Schout Bay softens and drops his neck and flows along, but when the rider has hard hands and takes an unforgiving hold, he will harden and pull back. Sounds to us like a smart horse who wants to be well ridden! He has an ideal sport horse/jumping pedigree. He is by Paddy O’Prado, who is from the El Prado/Sadler’s Wells sire line, and whose dam brings in Kris S. and Roberto. His dam is by Pulpit, a son of AP Indy, and she brings in another cross of Roberto through his son Silver Hawk, as well as Nijinsky, and Alydar.
Price: $3500 negotiable
Contact: Adrianne D’Alessandro 585-281-1810
Race record and pedigree: http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=9462643®istry=T
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.