Interesting Horses for Adoption

BlindLucky
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:59 pm

J Man (D'Wildcat x Musical Touch) wasn't all that successful on the track, with 2 wins in 21 starts and $60k in earnings. But his pedigree was fun to dig through, and he sounds like a real character :D

He is available through ReRun: http://www.rerunottb.com/virginia-horse ... ption.html

His 3rd dam is Grade 2 winner Igotrhythm, who is a half-sister to Slew Gin Fizz. His 5th dam is Lillian Russell, a half-sister to Mr. Prospector. That makes his 6th dam the multiple stakes winner Gold Digger. His 9th dam was the fantastic filly Myrtlewood, and his 11th dam is Frizette :D
Be prepared to be entertained for hours by J -cheeky, rambunctious and just a whole load of fun and character rolled into one highly attractive package! Standing 15.3hh and only 5 years old, he is stunning and has an incredible presence about him. He has 3 nice paces that are balanced with cadence and would have potential in all fields due to tremendous courage and athletic ability. He has clean legs and no vices and has been vet evaluated.
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLetMsQLRag#t=66

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Izvestia
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:53 pm

J Man is adorable and sounds like a fun one.
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Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:38 am

Karakorum Legend is just so kind and beautiful looking. I love the write up about him. He has a lovely neck and a long beautiful face. *sigh*

http://www.horseadoption.com/horseprofi ... um-legend/
BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:15 pm

I love the photos of him with the cat. So sweet.
Izvestia
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Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:21 pm

Yes, that melted my heart. He just has such a kind eye. And that cheeky cat. So cute!
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Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:35 pm

Izvestia wrote:Yes, that melted my heart. He just has such a kind eye. And that cheeky cat. So cute!
Is the cat included, lol. He really seems like a sweetie.
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Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:32 pm

I don't know how she got this name, but...

Johnny Meatballs (Dunkirk x Flip Cat) is available via New Vocations: http://www.horseadoption.com/horseprofi ... meatballs/
"Johnny Meatballs is a 15.1h lightly raced 3yr old filly (2 maiden claiming starts). She is compact and athletic. She is also a very confident filly and is towards the top of the pecking order in our mare field."
I think her entire family is grey. She's by Dunkirk out of a Maria's Mon mare. Her second dam, Selina Kyle, is a Storm Cat half-sister to Black Tie Affair.

Isn't she a looker?

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Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:35 pm

I think she's gorgeous. It's been a while since I seriously regretted not being able to adopt (have three already and NO empty stalls) though I'd really rather never own another three year old, especially a mare. The only thing worse is a three year old CHESTNUT mare.

Still, I rather fancy having a pretty gray mare named Johnny...
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Izvestia
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Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:11 pm

She sounds sassy. Very pretty filly.
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Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:49 pm

I've been keeping my eye out lately for interesting prospects. A friend of mine just had to retire her OTTB from riding due to some spinal issues, so she's looking around again for a project horse. She's an equine vet to boot, so her horses always get the best of everything. Her mare is now a pasture ornament, but she's hoping to possibly pick up another in the near future. She's in VA, so the adoption groups in OH, KY, and the mid-Atlantic are definitely within her range.
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Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:12 pm

Conversationalist (Unbridled's Song x Lacadena) is available via New Vocations: http://www.newvocations.org/horseprofil ... tionalist/
4yr old gelding standing 16.1 1/2h tall by the late Unbridled’s Song. He has big bones and solid round feet. He is almost reminiscent of a draft cross when you are looking at him. He is always playing in the field and is happiest when he can find a partner in crime. He is still a bit of a teenage boy flexing his muscles and trying to be top dog. CV will be best suited for flatwork disciplines such as dressage and low level jumping probably up to the 2’6″-2’9″ range.
Bred and raced by Bobby Flay and trained by Dale Romans, Conversationalist had 4 starts and retired a maiden. His 2nd dam, Butterfly Blue, is a Sadler's Wells half-sister to Better Than Honour (dam of Rags to Riches, Jazil, etc.) and a full-sister to Maryinsky (dam of Peeping Fawn, Thewayyouare). His 3rd dam is Blush with Pride, winner of the KY Oaks, Ashland, etc.

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Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:57 am

Petalesharo (Empire Maker x X Star) is available through Second Stride: http://secondstride.org/petalesharo.htm
17.1 gelding. He is a big, sweet guy and he loves attention. Retired from racing with a bowed tendon. Cleared for easy walking. Riding sound at all gaits, but needs time for proper healing that will last.


His dam, X Star, was Gr1 placed at two and is a half-sister to Master Command and full-sister to Gr3 winner Aurora Lights.

His 2nd dam, Lady Lochinvar, is a half-sister to Gr1 winner and sire Al Mamoon, Gr1 winner La Gueriere (dam of Lasting Approval and Gr1 winner Icon Project), and Lost Soldier (sire of Lost in the Fog).

His 3rd dam, Lady Winborne, is a half-sister to champion and Arc winner Allez France.

His 4th dam is Priceless Gem, the only filly I can think of that ever beat Buckpasser.

And I had to stop because the immediate family of Priceless Gem is so freaking amazing that I'd be here all night :D

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Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:13 am

I might be the only one who finds all of this stuff fascinating, but to see these guys up for adoption for $500 and to know that they're the end result of some seriously amazing horses I've worshiped for my entire life... I don't know, I just love connecting the dots in pedigrees :lol:
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Izvestia
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Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:36 pm

I love the pedigrees on these horses as well. I have to say that is one big bow on Petalesharo. He is a beauty though.
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Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:19 am

Izvestia wrote:I love the pedigrees on these horses as well. I have to say that is one big bow on Petalesharo. He is a beauty though.
He just got adopted, looks like they're taking him home to give that leg a rest and will take it from there :)
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Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:52 pm

Chismosa (Exlusive Quality x Local Gossip) is a 2011 filly available through New Vocations: http://www.horseadoption.com/horseprofiles/chismosa/

Her third dam, Easy Now, is a half-sister to Easy Goer. Her fourth dam is multiple Grade 1 winner Relaxing, who was also '81 Champion Older Mare and '89 KY Broodmare of the Year. In '81, Relaxing was fourth to Pleasant Colony in the Woodward and in the final race of her career, was third in the Jockey Club Gold Cup to John Henry :D

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Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:59 pm

What a pretty girl.
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:32 pm

Seton Hall (Lion Heart x New Jersey), a 2007 gelding, is up for adoption via Second Stride: http://www.secondstride.org/photos/setonhall2.jpg

According to his profile, he isn't spooky or naughty :lol:

He retired with a record of 28-3-3-3 and earnings of just over $160k. He tried Grade 3 company twice, but didn't fare so well (most recently 7th in the Stars and Stripes this year at Arlington). I remember seeing him run a few times--he was only dropped into straight claiming ranks once--and was glad to see he retired sound and ready for a second career.

His fuzzy winter coat :D
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Izvestia
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Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:04 pm

Seton Hall has a nice long neck. Good looking boy. I like his short cannon bones.
Chismosa looks like a sassy lil red head, I bet she can be a little fireball!
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Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:00 pm

Conversationalist's half sister won the Affectionately S. at Aqueduct today!
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