Located on a farm very close to Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington NY
Sweet, has a great brain, levelheaded, kind, great to handle, very sound — as the owner/trainer told us all these attributes of Duck Pond Road we thought — wow, he is the horse that everyone wants, and he can go in any new direction you want! We photographed Duck Pond Road at his owner/trainer’s farm — which is just a mile down the road from Finger Lakes Race Track — on a cold and rainy day right after he had been brought from the track to the farm. Like a duck takes to water, Ducky was loving the weather, and wanted to get back out to his pasture. His owner/trainer says Ducky is great in turn out and will happily stay out all day no matter the weather, and gets along well with other horses. The owner/trainer told us he thought Ducky would make a great trail horse, or could be a kid’s horse after professional retraining. Duck Pond Road is adorable, very well put together, clean legged, and a very cute mover — we have videos both on uneven muddy ground on the farm, and on pavement at the track. The owner/trainer is downsizing, and Ducky has not won a race this year, so he would like to find him a new home and a new career. Duck Pond Road has 4 wins, 10 seconds, and 7 thirds in 48 starts, and he has never had any unsoundness issues — he has been a hickory racehorse! From when Duck Pond Road was a yearling coming two, and into the spring of his two-year-old year, he was at a farm to be started under saddle where one of our volunteers boards a horse. Our volunteer remembers him as cute, friendly, and an uncomplicated and willing horse for starting under saddle. Those initial traits are still what Ducky is today. Duck Pond Road is by Soaring Empire, who is from Empire Maker, Unbridled, and AP Indy lines. His dam Shangaloo is by Roaring Fever, and out of a mare whose offspring have been placed through past year’s FLF listings, and went on to successful careers in eventing, and as all-around trail horses. If you are looking for a rock-solid, sweet and quiet, pretty, and sound horse who can go on to do any discipline you want, Ducky is your horse!
Price: $2500 negotiable
Contact: Assaf Ronan 646-256-3248 (text preferred)
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