This gorgeous young big colt is very sweet and laid back, and would make an equally gorgeous gelding — but with his pedigree, we also think that if you are looking for a TB stallion to pair with warmbloods for sport horses breeding, he is well worth considering. Dark Coffee had only one race, in late November of his 2yo year, and in December, after a workout down in Florida, he was diagnosed with a knee chip.He had surgery to remove the chip and was carefully and fully rehabbed, and he went back into race training this summer. He has been breezing steadily since July, with several timed workouts, so he is fully RRP eligible. But his knee got slightly sore after his latest breeze and his connections feel that given his size, he may not hold up to racing, so they want to find him a new career. We saw him two days after hie breezed, and he jogged soundly, showing off very good ground covering movement. The assistant handler, who is the contact person, says that Dark Coffee has a great disposition, is very good to handle, and is not at all studdish. We saw this for ourselves — he was very friendly and quiet for his photo session. He has been turned out with geldings, and gets along fine. She said he cribs slightly on occasion in his stall, but rarely cribs when he is turned out. Dark Coffee is by Warrior’s Reward, who is a son of Medaglia D’Oro, from the El Prado/Sadler’s Wells sire line so coveted by the sport horse/jumping world. His dam is by Strong Hope, who is a son of Grand Slam, another sire much loved in sport horse disciplines. This big gorgeous sweetheart is offered at a bargain price to an approved good home that can see his potential for many new careers. While upper level eventing and jumping may not be in his future, lower levels and dressage could be suitable.
Price: $1,000 negotiable to an approved good home
Contact: Michelle Tasso 585-472-2804 (text preferred; do not contact after 8 pm).
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.