This big handsome guy is a son of the great Afleet Alex out of a Deputy Minister mare , and with his looks and breeding it is no surprise that he cost $210,000 as a yearling. Afleet Alex offspring tend to have great minds and sweet dispositions, and this guy struck us as no exception. He was very friendly and quiet, and seemed to enjoy showing off his green lipstick from munching on grass! Lightly raced, he has an ankle that will not hold up to the rigors of racing, so flat work might be his best direction for a new career. The trainer told us that he had seen x-rays and there are no chips, but there is what he described as a spot that “looks like a divot”, so perhaps it is some sort of a lesion on the ankle. He did not appear lame to our eyes and showed us a lofty big strided walk and a nice balanced trot with some suspension even though barefoot and on asphalt. His trainer had placed him a few months ago in what he thought would be a good situation, but it did not work out, and the horse had just recently come back into his care. He very much wants to do right by this horse and find him a good home.
Contact: Ralph D’Alessandro 585-281-1029
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.