G3 winner Krypton up for adoption

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BlindLucky
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Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:55 pm

In June, Krypton (Rock Hard Ten x Freedom Reigns) showed up in a claiming race at Churchill Downs after a three year layoff. He finished way last, and I guess they decided that retirement was in the cards.

http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T

He won the Grade 3 Hill Prince in 2010 and was stakes placed a few times. I remember seeing him in person at Colonial Downs when he ran 3rd to Paddy O'Prado in the VA Derby. He's a big, good looking gelding, and after looking through his pedigree, I noticed that his dam is a half-sister to Awesome of Course :)

He seems sound and is up for adoption from New Vocations:
http://www.horseadoption.com/horseprofiles/krypton/

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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:39 pm

Wow...he's handsome. I see that his profile on Bloodhorse still has him listed as a colt, so I would guess that he was gelded when he was retired. If I were shopping for a candidate to train for cross-country, jumping or dressage, he looks like he might be the total package.
BlindLucky
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Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:09 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I see that his profile on Bloodhorse still has him listed as a colt, so I would guess that he was gelded when he was retired.
Possibly. Equibase shows him as a gelding, and I think they show stats as of last start, so he may also have been gelded during his 3 years away from the track.
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Izvestia
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Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:13 pm

Wowza! Look at the body on that horse! Gorgeous!!! His forearms are huge. And those thick, short cannons! Wow. He looks huge in those pictures. I just fell in love.
He sounds a lot like my gelding (who raced 77 times). Very particular, seems a little stand-offish, wants to please, but was a career racehorse. Lots of patience and this horse will be someone's best buddy (like my gelding).
BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:39 pm

He is by Rock Hard Ten out of an Unbridled's Song mare, so he was designed to have that heroic physique. Hope he ends up with a fabulous home.
It is too bad that he didn't have the sort of career that would have put him in demand as a stallion, because I loved Rock Hard Ten...and he's gone overseas.
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