To our delight, we were honored to photograph our second warhorse of the morning, the adorable tank of a mare, Victorious Song. Until we do our Equibase research we usually know little about a horse’s pedigree or race record and, every once in a while, we are stunned to find these gems with incredible race records. We “knew” that she had been an allowance horse once upon a time but we had no idea that she has made 120 lifetime starts! That’s not a typo: 120 starts with 10 wins, 19 seconds and 26 third place finishes. Phew! Yet this intrepid darling of a mare is sound, in good flesh and dappled until the cows come home. Her handler relayed her recent history to us and was not at a loss for superlatives about Vicky’s sweet, been-there-done-that personality and impressive stature. What she may lack in height she has in girth and we don’t think she would be offended to be referred to as a tank. Victorious Song was retired two years ago to go to the breeding shed. Alas, two seasons failed to get her in foal and her current connection brought her back for racing this year, quite inauspiciously. With her quiet and kind personality and wise old soul experience, we feel confident that Vicky could adapt to many disciplines, including a mount for a young rider. Her barrel takes up a lot of leg so even taller riders will look appropriate on her. Any thoroughbred that is brought back to the races at the age of 12 is sound, even 118 races later. Her new home will be carefully selected to ensure that she is going to a good second career owner who will pamper and love this stellar warhorse. Victorious Song is by Roaring Fever out of a Deposit Ticket mare.
Price $1000 neg.
Contact Marisa 315-719-9665
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.