Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
When the trainer asked us to list this horse, he told us that Daddy was “cute as a button and sweet as candy.” When we had the pleasure of meeting Daddy for ourselves, we agree completely with that description! We met Daddy as he was being led off the walking machine, and we just hung out in the road talking with his handler, as Daddy nuzzled us and stood perfectly quiet despite full track morning activity going on around him. Daddy just wanted to be hugged and petted — and given treats of course. When he jogged off for his video, we noticed his light floaty “daisy cutter” movement. His handler confirmed that exercise riders say that the horse indeed feels like he floating over the ground when they ride him. As further evidence of how unflappable and willing to try anything Daddy is, we were informed that his owner is primarily a harness racing person who decided to buy a few TBs for flat racing. And thus Daddy was at the Vernon Downs harness racing track, and the owner said well he needs some exercise so try hooking him up to a sulky. And off little Daddy went, as sensible and happy as can be, pulling the sulky and happily adapting to being driven, and utterly unfazed by lot of harness race horses working out all around him. Wow, our first listing certified to be a carriage driving horse! We can see Daddy making an adorable show hunter for a teen working with a trainer, or for a smaller adult. Since Daddy is only two, he will definitely grow some more, and we think he might top out at around 15.3h. His sire Dr. Large (who is by AP Indy), is known for getting later maturing horses — and several of his offspring are succeeding in sporting disciplines including hunters, jumpers, eventing, and dressage. Daddy’s dam is by Quiet American, a coveted sport horse sire. Daddy has had two races, and it is obvious to his trainer that his aptitude lies in a different career. He is sound and clean legged — and totally adorable!
Price: $3,000 negotiable
Contact: Eric Sharp 585-924-3174 (landline — calls only; please leave a message and he will get back to you)
Racing record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse…