Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington NY (near Rochester)
This mare is beautifully proportioned and conditioned – she looks like a show horse already, which is not surprising given that she is with some of best connections at Finger Lakes, known for taking great care of their horses and sending many on to great sport horse careers. A Dab Will Do drew us in to her beautiful head, and her balanced uphill build, solid bone, correct conformation, and well developed topline. Her trainer reports that she is a sound mare, very good to handle and ride, quiet and sensible, but she has cribbed, so they keep a collar on her. Her trainer told us that when they first observed cribbing activity it was at feeding time on the track, so they put the cribbing strap on her and never removed it, although they have never observed any cribbing tendencies at other times or while she has been on their farm over the winter. So it is possible that off the track, in a calmer environment, with turn out, A Dab Will Do will not crib and will not need to wear the collar. A Dab Will Do is ready to move on from her racing career simply because she has not fared as well this year in the tougher racing conditions she is now eligible for, so her owner and trainer realize it is a good time to let her move on to a new career, where she has unlimited potential as a sport horse, and may also be of interest to sport horse breeders given her great pedigree. A Dab Will Do has 3 wins in 24 starts, with an additional 8 second or third place finishes, and $69,000 in earnings. For her jog video, she walked and jogged very quietly on a loose lead and showed a swinging big strided walk and a nice light trot. We can see her going in any direction, but we also think she has great potential for eventing or other sport horse disciplines. Dab is sired by Paynter, a son of Awesome Again out of Tiznow’s full sister. Paynter is known for getting big hearted hard trying horse with excellent sport horse aptitude. Paynter passed away very recently, so this is a great opportunity to get one of his offspring. A Dab Will Do comes from one of the greatest female families in the US TB stud book tracing from her 4th dam Missy Baba– the direct female family of AP Indy, Raja Baba, Lemon Drop Kid, Havre De Grace, Tonalist, Court Vision and his full brother, the star show hunter and FLF poster horse King’s Vision. Anyone interested in breeding for racing or for sport horses should be excited at the opportunity to acquire a beautiful mare from this female family! And this sort of quality in the female family means quality for whatever discipline you pursue — as the many offspring from this line succeeding in all sorts of sport horse disciplines attest to.
Price: $1500 negotiable
Contact: Karen Barrow 585-415-1152 (text preferred)