Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
If you are an experienced OTTB restarter looking for an upper level prospect, then this handsome lightly raced gelding should be on your radar screen. Named after the star NFL running back, Sproles the horse can gallop all day, but he doesn’t have the breakaway speed of his human namesake. In his 5 lifetime starts he has yet to hit the board. But the stamina to attack a cross country course – yep, he’s got it. His trainer told us about a time when he got loose on the track during morning training, and he galloped 4 times around – 4 miles!—before he was corralled, and he wasn’t even breathing hard after his marathon romp. Sproles has an uphill build with a strong shoulder, and his cute snip and star complement his regal presence. For his jog video he showed very good movement, with a flowing big step at the walk and a light balanced trot with suspension and reach. We photographed him just 3 days after a race, and he showed no post-race tightness. His trainer says he is very sound, and we observed clean legs. She also says that Sproles will do best with a very experienced rider who can keep him in a regular program and give him turnout, because he can be rambunctious when he hasn’t done anything for a few days. She also states that Sproles is still a bit of a young punk, the teenager impressed with himself who hasn’t yet mentally and physically matured. But if you can channel that high energy and stamina into the right direction, we see exciting upper level potential with this guy. Sproles is by Dominus, who is a son of Smart Strike out of a Lord at War mare. His dam is by One Nice Cat. He is fully eligible for the 2022 RRP.
Contact: Marisa 315-719-9665 (text or call)
Jog video: httpv//youtu.be/lg2ZYOO8uuc