Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY
Rosie is so pretty that we just kept taking more pictures, as she happily posed in the sun while getting mints from her handler. We listed Rosie last fall, and she quickly was placed, but on the eve of her shipping, the purchaser had a setback that precluded getting a horse. By that time the race meet was almost over so the owner/trainer decided to take Rosie to his farm for the winter, let her enjoy turn out, and brought her back into training this summer. The winter off did her good and let a little bit of ankle wear and tear heal, and her handler reports that she is sound with cold and tight ankles. But after starting this racing season with a promising third place, in her two most recent races she has shown that her heart isn’t really in the racing game anymore and she would prefer to move on to a new career. Over er racing career she has been a “tenacious” good little racehorse, with 3 wins and 13 in the money finishes in 21 races. She is fully eligible for the 2021 RRP. Her handler says that Rosie is a well behaved mare, good in turn out, has no vices, but will be best with an experienced person that she can bond with, because she can occasionally get a bit fussy or impatient if she thinks the human isn’t doing things right (like not giving her enough peppermints!). She was super polite and quiet and friendly for her photo session and jogged quietly, showing balanced light movement with some spring to her step. Rosie has nicely proportioned balanced and compact conformation, with a nicely sloping shoulder and depth through the heart girth. 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.
Price: $1,500 negotiable
Contact: Adrianne D’Alessandro 585-281-1810
A pre-purchase exam is recommended. For information about on track vet practices that are available to do PPEs please see the post pinned to the top of our page or the How to Buy menu tab on our website.