Update: July 2014: In the interest of finding this great horse a new home as soon as possible, his owner has decided to drop his price to well below what he is worth. This is a beautiful horse, sound, and ready for his new career!
Update May 1, 2014: This wonderful elegant horse had the winter off at a farm near Rochester, and his owner sent him to the track where he was started back galloping and swimming, and then decided that the best thing for this horse was to send him back to the farm, start retraining him for a new career, and find him a great new home. He can be seen at the farm, where they report that he is great to handle, an intelligent gentleman, and good in turn out.
An elegant, wise old soul of a war horse who has won over $275,000 in his successful racing career. Al impressed us with his quiet, gentlemanly attitude, and his kind eye. On a stormy day when many horses were acting up, Al was a perfect gentleman, and jogged quietly, showing off very nice movement. With his solid build, he will be able to accommodate a taller rider. Although he has some old “track jewelry” in his front ankles, he is described as sound on them, and he certainly jogged soundly for his video. We see many years of riding enjoyment in this handsome mature guy’s future. He might make the perfect “husband” trail and pleasure horse! Shortly after we photographed him, Al was relocated to a farm in Webster NY, near Rochester NY and not too far from the Finger Lakes Race Track, where he will be turned out and let down from the track. You can call his owner and make an appointment to go see him there — and since he will be enjoying turn out he will be that much more ready for you to transition him to his new career.
Contact: Pat DiLella 585-935-1512
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.