BOBBY RIDE, 2020 16.1h bay gelding
Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington NY (near Rochester)
Our volunteer who does dressage was drooling over this lovely young guy’s potential for her discipline, and our show hunter volunteer was also quite taken with him. Bobby Ride was with his current trainer last year and earlier this spring and ran very well, including in a stakes race, so the owners sent him to a tougher racing circuit, where he didn’t fare as well. Bobby arrived back at Finger Lakes in late September, and the trainer had his vet give Bobby a thorough evaluation. They found a small chip in the upper joint of the right knee. The vet thought it wouldn’t cause any issues and that Bobby could keep racing. But the owners decided it was best to move him on to a new career, and the vet thinks he has no limitations. X-rays are available to review. Bobby’s handler said he is very sweet, quiet and sensible, just a very good boy who is good for everything and has no vices. On the day we saw him, Bobby had done nothing other than handwalking for over a week, yet he was cool, calm, and collected, stood quietly for his photos, and jogged politely on a loose lead. He showed beautiful movement, with loft and rhythm. He has a cute face, kind and intelligent eye, and a long legged build that will surely fill out as he grows up. Bobby is by Central Banker, a son of Speightstown. Central Banker is siring some horses who are excellent jumpers and succeeding in eventing, in jumpers and hunters. Bobby’s dam is by Shakespeare, a son of Theatrical, with Alydar and Ribot on her dam line. This is a very nice young prospect offered at a price much less than usual for a big young lovely moving gelding with a great brain and quiet temperament.
Price: $2500 negotiable
Contact: Tammi Lord 585-736-0769 (text preferred)