Winner’s Laugh, 2008 16.3 h bay gelding

This gallant horse truly earned his name of “Winner” and the title of Warhorse, winning 6 races last year and the award for Finger Lakes Claimer of the Year. He has 28 starts and, out of those few starts, has won 12 races. His knees are ugly from old calcification, but he has been racing on those knees for several years. At this juncture of his career, his connections are retiring him from racing. What appeals to us about horses like “Winner” is what epitomizes the heart of a thoroughbred. He always gives his all and is as honest as the day is long. His exercise rider and groom adore him and, as a barn favorite, they will be negotiating the best home for him. He is described as a “health food nut”, preferring carrots and apples to peppermints!  While jumping would not be recommended with his knees, he would make a fine mount for flat work, trail or pleasure. Outside for his pictures, Winner was alert and cooperative, clocking the activity to and from the farm. Because the decision has been made to retire him, he was understandably up for his jog but his race replays are available for view to better assess how he moves.

Price: $500    negotiable to excellent home

Contact: Tammi Lord 585-337-8661

As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.

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