Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
We listed Tequila Roar last fall for his previous owner/trainer, who was also his breeder — where he was a barn favorite. But as often happens to hard trying racehorses who keep bringing home the checks, another trainer at the track acquired Tequila for the purpose of racing him some more this year. And Tequila has been good to him, winning and placing and earning his keep. But now he is slowing down and letting his connections know it is time to finally let him move on to a new career. We were happy to see that Tequila Roar remains the same polite and extremely well- mannered gentleman as he was last year. As he walked out of the barn, and before we recognized him, we were struck by his lovely deep brown color, reminiscent of dark chocolate (yum!) punctuated with distinctive white flecks sprinkling his neck. Last year, his prior owner had told us that as a youngster, he had a skin condition that caused some hair loss, and when the condition cleared and the hair grew back, it came in white. We think that his spots and three white socks give just enough chrome to add to Tequila’s appeal and make him stand out in any crowd!
Even though the morning humidity was spiking and the flies were out trying to distract this good boy, he was patient and well-mannered as we worked through some foreign language communication issues with his trainer to set him up to pose for his conformation shots. We were able to confirm his excellent reputation in the barn as a great horse to handle, with a winning personality.
He moved with a nice relaxed overstep at a walk. In the past, we’ve seen lovely, good, even movement from him in his videos. Today, we saw glimpses of nice hunter movement at a jog, but he seemed a bit stiff from his race just a few days before. This is common due to the hard dirt track at Finger Lakes, and in our experience horses come of it, especially when they get off the track and get to enjoy turn out.
Tequila Roar certainly has a more than respectable race record with 39 career starts, 6 wins and 11 additional in-the-money finishes and lifetime earnings of $82,957 — a testament to his heart and work ethic. He is by Roaring Fever out of a Cobra King mare. He sports Storm Cat, Seattle Slew, Hoist the Flag, and Bold Forbes in his lineage on his sire’s side. And In reality, Clever Trick, and Foolish Pleasure appear on the distaff side.
Tequila Roar is a big hearted hard try-er with a great work ethic. With a little downtime and some R&R, he could easily go in any direction you want for a new career. We believe this sweet, classy guy is truly worth someone stepping up to take a chance on him!
Price: $1,000 negotiable
Contact: Marisa (contact person for the trainer Sam Morales) 315-719-9665 (text or call)
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.