Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester, NY). We could not help but admire the pretty face of the lovely ‘Rosey’. And our second gray mare of the day to photograph! She posed for us in front of the hot walker where several horses were being quite rambunctious, but for the most part, this cute girl largely ignored those naughty boys.
She is a nicely proportioned mare, solid-bodied and deep through the heart girth and flank and has a long, nicely sloping shoulder. Her overall frame has lovely proportions, compact and balanced. She does have a little track jewelry on her right front ankle. We were told that she has raced on it and that it has only recently started to bother her slightly afterwards. So her handlers have wisely decided that it perhaps is now time to move her on to a less strenuous career where they feel that her ankle should not be a significantly limiting factor.
When we asked about her general barn demeanor, her handler stated that she doesn’t have any specific vices, but that she has some quirks and that therefore she was “not a beginner’s horse”. She clarified that Rosey could be a “little fussy” at times. We observed this, as one moment she posed patiently and was super sweet, licking and begging for peppermints, but then she was slightly impatient. But once we started to video, she seemed happy and relieved to get going and remained relaxed and professional. We saw a relaxed, flat-footed walk. She had a cute movement at the jog with light and springy action. She snorted and pranced a tiny bit, to show us just a little personality on a chilly and windy day, but always remained a good girl and well-behaved. We did not observe any residual stiffness even though she had raced earlier in the week.
This cute mare has had a respectable race career earning over $40,000 in 18 starts; with 3 firsts, 1 second and 8 thirds. Wow. That’s hitting on the boards an impressive 67% of the time! Rosey certainly lives up to her name proving that she is a tenacious hard worker!
We think this mare could transition to a variety of new careers and her pedigree indicates this as well. She is by Drosselmeyer who traces bloodlines to Mr.Prospector, Danzig, Nijinsky and Seattle Slew. She is out of a mare named Tenacious who is by the coveted sports sire, Marias Mon, noted for siring horses who are good movers and jumpers that are also kind and smart. Her dam’s side also includes lines from notable sport horse producing sires Buckpasser, Mr. Prospector and In Reality. Wow.
Listings of gray mares are sometimes as rare as unicorns. So if you want to have a chance to take home this tenacious beauty, you had better act fast!
Price: $2,000 negotiable
Contact: Adreinne D’Alessandro 585-281-1810
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.