When the on-track connections tell you that they are ready to part with a favorite, it’s generally because of a sweet disposition or a can-do heart. Winning Pal is that, and more. He is described as laid-back, kind, and an all-around good citizen. As his handler stood him up for pictures and discussed the reasons for stopping on him early in the season, he happily obliged on a day that was bitterly cold and windy.. Seeing that he was freshly clipped, we worried that he might be eager to get back in the barn but we were told that absolutely nothing fazes this gentle gelding.
We admired his nicely put together, big-barrelled frame and his super clean legs, that, along with his heart, has enabled him to amass a whopping 32 in-the-money finishes out of 40 starts. That’s a racehorse! He was claimed last year and claimed back from his current connections for more money than they initially lost him for. That’s testament to a good horse, on or off the track.
Between the end of the meet last year and now, Pal has developed two paralyzed flaps. He is getting prednisone and we were informed that it has significantly improved his breathing. He did not make any noise while jogging for us. For that reason he will not be suitable for vigorous activity such as eventing or foxhunting. He’d make a terrific trail or walk/trot mount and could accommodate a larger rider. Activities that potentially place more stress on him would need to be discussed with his on-track veterinarian and/or trainer.
A good home is a must and references will be checked.
Contact Michelle Tasso 585-472-2804