Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
What a handsome hunk! Ratchet is solidly built with great uphill conformation, a strong shoulder, and clean legs. He is bred to run all day on the turf , so perhaps it is not surprising that in his 8 races at sprint distances he has only a lone third place finish to his credit. While he may have been miscast for racing at sprint and dirt oriented tracks, we think he has outstanding potential for sport careers. He is powerfully built, and is a forward thinking horse with a lot of go, so we recommend an experienced rider looking for an upper level partner. His handler described him as having no vices; he said that Ratchet benefits from a steady work program. We took his photos and video 4 days after a workout, and he had just been walking the shedrow in the intervening 4 days, and he came out of the barn full of life. If Ratchet goes to a home where he gets turnout and a regular program, we think he will blossom. And his pedigree just screams upper level sport horse who will go all day on cross country. and jump huge obstacles. His sire, Americain, who is by Dynaformer, was a superstar stayer in Australia, winning the world’s most famous long distance turf race, the 2 mile long Melbourne Cup. Americain is already making his mark as a steeplechase sire. Ratchet’s dam is by leading European turf sire Invincible Spirit, from the Danzig sire line. Other top sport horse sires in his pedigree include Roberto, Hail to Reason, Blushing Groom, Nijinsky, In Reality. When we took Ratchet’s jog video, he did not have back shoes, since his last race was on the synthetic surface at Presque Isle, and hind shoes are not recommended for that surface. Although up, and lacking hind shoes, and jogging on pavement, he showed some very good lofty movement with power and reach.
Price: $2,000 negotiable
Contact: Jesus 585-412-3212 (text or call)
Race record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10284327®istry=T&rbt=TB
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