Flashy chrome alert! This is one gorgeous horse, and a very sweet polite guy well loved by his connections. His current owner/trainer got him in May, right after he incurred a slightly bowed tendon. He has given him time off, and has fully rehabbed the tendon, which we felt, and it was tight and cold. (The paint on his legs is just precautionary, he told us). But now it is the end of the race season at Finger Lakes, so he would like to find him a great new home where he can smell the gold in a new career. Smells Like Gold is barefoot, and he jogged soundly on the pavement, showing very cute movement that should catch the judge’s eye in the show ring. Smells Like Gold has been a good racehorse, with 16 in the money finishes out of 28 starts at higher level tracks. He is very well bred, and the quality in his pedigree shows in his well proportioned good looks and presence. His sire is Sligo Bay, a son of Sadler’s Wells, one of the best jump sire lines for thoroughbreds. Sligo Bay also brings in the Halo/Hail to Reason line through his dam. And Smells Like Gold’s dam is from the Gone West sire line, and she is out of an AP Indy daughter. His third dam is Breeders’ Cup winner and Eclipse champion mare Outstandingly.
Price: $3,000 negotiable
Contact: Nairo Vasquez 787-598-2769
Race Record and pedigree: http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=8914395®istry=T
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.