Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington NY (near Rochester)
Calling all fans of Frost Giant offspring for their upper-level eventing potential! Mister Larry has all that potential! And he’s out of a Big Brown mare, to throw in another popular sport horse sire in his pedigree. Larry is a big young exuberant boy, with a solid boned, balanced and uphill build, a strong shoulder and powerful looking hind end. He was described to us as “the soundest horse in the whole barn” and we observed clean legs. His handler says that Larry can be pushy, although he is not naughty or silly to ride, and that he needs an experienced person with upper-level talents and ambitions who can put Larry into a regular training program to focus his energies. Larry is quite the handsome horse, and even on a gray day we could see the dapples under his winter coat. For his jog video he showed nice movement with good hind end engagement and a lofty step.. while missing a hind shoe. We thought that if he moves that well missing a hind shoe, wow will be move well when all four feet are in good shape. While we were chatting with Larry’s handler, Larry was standing on a long loose lead and she started turning her body and he just naturally started walking around her in a circle, lunging! We got some of that on video. We think this shows that Larry is a smart and very retrainable horse. Larry last raced at the end of October, and now that his connections have decided to move him on from racing, he is feeling quite high on the track without regular training or turnout. But we think that once off the track, getting turnout and in a regular training program that can focus his energy, Larry will become an eventing star. He certainly has the pedigree for it. Frost Giant is a son of Giant’s Causeway, and everyone that we know who has had a Frost Giant has loved them for their brains, work ethics, great jumping and galloping ability — they have excelled in eventing and dressage. Larry has 3 wins in 22 starts, with two of those wins coming this year. He would now have to race in tougher eligibility conditions where his trainer does not think he will be competitive. In addition to being by Frost Giant out of a Big Brown mare, Larry’s second dam was a grade 1 stakes winner, by Real Quiet, who is by Quiet American, another great eventing sire. There is certainly a lot of sport horse quality in his pedigree.
Price: $5000 negotiable
Contact: Adrianne D’Alesandro 585-281-1810 (text preferred)
Video of Larry “lunging”: