This gorgeous hunk has an outstanding sport horse pedigree that should make him very enticing for a sport horse breeding program to cross with warmblood mares. He is by the great Bernardini, and his dam is by Medaglia D’Oro. His owner/trainer describes him as a “playful clown,” not a mean bone in his body, but he does have the playful nippiness that many stud colts have. The trainer demonstrated her obvious affection for Bench Walk when, to show us that he was playful and friendly, she went into his stall and started hugging him and kissing his face and playing with his lips. Bench Walk seemed to enjoy the game. The trainer reports that he is “a pleasure to ride,” well behaved on the track. She says that he has old set osselets that do not bother him at all, and that he is racing regularly and soundly. He’s had 26 starts with 2 wins and 6 additional placings. He is a stunning horse when you see him in person, with a shiny coat and a strong sloping shoulder and powerful looking hind end. He was a bit on the muscle for his jog, but respectfully listened to his handler. He showed a flowing toe flicking walk and trot. His sire Bernardini, from AP Indy and Quiet American/Fappiano lines, is deservedly very popular as a sire of dressage and eventing horses. There are several sons of Bernardini who are competing in dressage and eventing while also breeding. Will Bench Mark be the next? Bench Walk’s dam, Rosseza, is by Medaglia D’Oro who is from the Sadler’s Wells sire line, and this too is a highly sought after sport horse sire line. Rosezza’s dam Blush is a multiple graded stakes producer — so there’s certainly the type of quality in Bench Walk’s female family to warrant a breeding career for him. Blush is by Menifee out of a Rahy mare. While Bench Walk’s trainer hopes that someone who wants to keep him intact for breeding will get Bench Walk, we of course remind everyone that lovely studs make even lovelier gelding.
Price: $6000 negotiable
Contact: Nirka Huertas 585-905-9978