ANCHOR LADY, 2018 15.2-3h chestnut filly
Here she is, the first official FLF listing of 2022 — a cute moving sweetheart filly with a great sport horse pedigree. Anchor Lady was very sweet and friendly for her meet and greet with our volunteers. Her trainer said that the quiet and agreeable temperament that she showed off for us is how she always is. He described her as a kind and easy to handle filly with no vices who is very sound, and we observed tight and clean legs. She has had seven races and has not come close to hitting the board — she shows early speed and then retreats. Her trainer attests that she has no unsoundness or wind or breathing issues – she is just not competitive as a racehorse. He thinks that she could be a great horse for a kid working with a trainer; we also think that with her size and early speed she should be appealing as a polo prospect. But we also think that with her good build, lovely movement, and outstanding sport horse pedigree, she presents a very appealing eventing, hunter, or dressage prospect at an enticing bargain price. Her sire Anchor Down is a son of the great Tapit and Anchor Down excelled as a stakes winner going long on the turf. We know of several Anchor Down offspring that have transitioned successfully to sport horse careers. Her female family is full of top level stakes horses who excelled in long distance turf races in Europe — a definite recipe for success in eventing and jumping disciplines. Her dam Kidder Done is by Thunder Gulch, who has sired many level headed good movers and great jumpers succeeding in show hunter and jumping disciplines. Her dam has produced a stakes placed runner and others who have proven to be durable and sound big hearted hard trying race horses. Her second dam is a graded stakes winner on the turf in England who ran second in the Epsom Oaks and who is sired by a full brother to the great Sadler’s Wells, one of the best TB jumping/sport horse sires of all time. We see real diamond in the rough sport horse potential in Anchor Lady; when she gets re-muscled and her top line gets developed and her naturally good light movement is further developed, she has potential to be the sport horse star that her pedigree suggests she can be. Very motivated owner to find her a great new home at a bargain price.
Contact: Ortis Henry 585-364-4711 (call or text)
Racing Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10418592®istry=T&rbt=TB