Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
Unicorn alert!!!! Everyone tells us they want a very big, balanced, beautiful moving gelding with a great sport horse pedigree and a good brain who is light and lofty to ride…. at a reasonable price. Well here he is!!! Skywriting sold for $425,000 as a yearling, based on his exceptional looks and balance and pedigree. While he did not quite live up to that lofty price on the track, he has a respectable record of 3 wins and 6 additional top three finishes in his 34 race career. His owner/trainer says that this year his heart just does not seem to be in racing anymore, yet they recognize his exceptional potential for a new sport horse career, so it is time to let him find the perfect new outlet. His handler, who is the trainer’s wife and who has a H/J and dressage background, told us that she has been riding Skywriting, and that he has floaty gaits and a lofty rhythmic canter that has her dreaming of upper level dressage. She reports that he is very kind to ride with a soft mouth, and that he is trained to stand quietly on cross ties and at the mounting block. He does have one quirk — he is sensitive to having a bridle pulled over his ears, so they bridle him by putting in the bit and then unbuckling the headstall and placing it over his ears and then buckling it back up. He is reported to be sound but with an old set osselet that does not bother him at all. He was gelded last year, and is not studdish, but like many horses gelded late, he can occasionally be mouthy. Due to his size, his bridling quirk, and big lofty movement he is not for an inexperienced rider — but in the right experienced hands we think he can go far in the sport horse world. For his jog video he displayed beautiful light and lofty ground covering movement. He is sired by Super Saver, who is a son of Maria’s Mon from an AP Indy mare. The Maria’s Mon sire line is a coveted pedigree line for sport horses, known for great movement, jumping ability and great minds, and we know so many people who have horses from this line who tell us they want more! Skywriting’s dam line is equally good for sport disciplines, with Sky Mesa, Pulpit/AP Indy, Dehere, Deputy Minister. Skywriting is the rare offering that fits what everyone with upper level ambitions says they are looking for, so call fast — horses like this do not come around often.
Contact: Sal Iorio 585-455-4019 (text preferred)
Racing record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10049821®istry=T&rbt=TB
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