Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
This handsome, solid bodied son of the great Union Rags is described by his trainer as a quiet, sweet, laid back horse who is “perfect to work with.” Showing the truth to his trainer’s words, Union Banks stood like a perfect gentleman for his photo session, unfazed by morning training activity going on around him, and eager for our attention. His elegance, and kind intelligent eye impressed our volunteers. Union Banks has been a solid hard trying race horse, with 23 starts and 16 top three finishes. His trainer reports that Union Banks is now coming back from his races with a slight filling in the left knee that goes away after a few days, and he thinks it is best to let him move on to a new career that is less strenuous than racing. On the track, in the confined stressful atmosphere, Union Banks can be a stallwalker; he would benefit from an environment where he can get turnout and some time to learn to be a horse again. His sire Union Rags is by Dixie Union, and both of those sires are known for getting horses with great brains, good movement, and heart. Union Banks’ dam is by Successful Appeal, an excellent sport horse sire from the In Reality sire line. Union Banks’ third dam produced the star racehorse and sire Indian Charlie, who sired Uncle Mo. So there are more great sport horse lines on the dam’s side of his pedigree. We think that Union Banks could be a great horse for pleasure riding, lower level dressage or hunter paces and eventing, that someone looking for a sensible horse with a great brain, who is working with a trainer who knows how to transition OTTBs to new disciplines could have a lot of fun with.
Price: $3,000 negotiable
Contact: Coco Dominguez 585-360-7397 (calls only — he does not text; best time to reach him is between 10:30 am and Noon, when he is done with morning training but still at his barn on the track).
A PPE is always recommended. For information about on track or nearby vet practices available to do PPEs, please see the How to Buy menu tab on our website, which is linked in the post pinned to the top of our FB page.