Pay close attention when everyone at the track tells you a horse is “amazing,” “awesome,” a “class act” ! West College is greatly admired by everyone at Finger Lakes, from grooms, exercise riders, pony riders, other trainers, the gate crew, to the paddock and racing office staff, as an all around big hearted, hard trying, classy, much admired horse — the type that make thoroughbreds so coveted for their intelligence, heart, class, and athleticism. After a successful career through which he held up “as sound as a dollar,” he recently raced on a mucky sloppy track and came back with a slight low bow in his tendon — he has been on stall rest for two weeks, and the vet says with proper rehab he should be 100% for any discipline. This recent minor injury presents a rare opportunity for the discerning experienced horse person to get a big gorgeous gelding universally described as “awesome” for a true bargain price. His groom sang his praises as he showed West College to us — he said he is a super good guy, never does anything wrong, is wonderful to work with. We admired his long legged, strong shouldered elegance, and his intelligent, alert expression — he showed off what is called “the look of eagles” at the track. We asked for a walk video only — due to the recent tendon injury, we did not want West College to jog on pavement. We did watch videos of some of his many winning races, and observed big strided athletic movement, with good push from behind. He is by Closing Argument, from the Valid Appeal/In Reality sire line, and his dam is from the Gone West line — great sport horse breeding. A very good hone is essential for this very special , much loved horse.
Price: $1,000 negotiable
Contact: Joe Cabrera 315-704-8256
Race Record and pedigree: http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=9175921®istry=T
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.