Interesting Horses for Adoption

BlindLucky
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Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:44 pm

Grade 3 winner Dynamic Host (Dynaformer x Hosta) is up for adoption through Second Stride: http://secondstride.org/dynamichost.htm

He won the Gr. 3 Tokyo City Cup for Art Sherman back in 2012 and ended up in the claiming ranks at Turfway. He hasn't run since January 2014, and apparently he has "had ample time off just being kept around the racing stable as a pet."

Keeping him around as a pet would lead me to believe that he did NOT inherit his sire's demeanor :D
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Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:17 pm

Here you go, people. Your chance to own a $2 million horse! I cannot even comprehend this sort of financial loss, but... this guy sold for $100k as a weanling, $115k as a yearling, and $1.8 million to Stonestreet at the '13 OBS 2-yr-old in training sale. Um, wow. He only had two starts, but had some breathing problems and sounds like he had some setbacks so they just decided to retire him. Anyway...

Pacific, 2011 gelding (Smart Strike x Mini Sermon, by Pulpit) is available for adoption via New Vocations: http://www.newvocations.org/horseprofiles/pacific/

His dam was a G2 winner and the rest of his female family was bred by Edward P. Evans for generations, and includes some really, really nice mares straight back to Gallorette.

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Izvestia
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Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:43 am

$1.8 million LAZY BEAR. Haha. He looks like a total sweetie. I love him.
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Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:45 am

Another for adoption http://www.retiredracehorseproject.org/ ... piscitelli

Piscitelli ran 4th in the '09 BC Juvenile. He is strikingly lovely!
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Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:07 am

Pacific is absolutely stunning and I'd snatch him up in a heartbeat if I had the room.
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:46 pm

Super cute Dyker Heights (Candy Ride x Darling Mambo) was retired unraced because he just wasn't very fast, and is available through New Vocations: http://www.horseadoption.com/horseprofi ... r-heights/

His dam is a half to the grey, Irrefutable, who collapsed and died after running 2nd in the Vernon O. Underwood in '11 :(
His 2nd dam, Honestly Darling (Kingmambo x Reluctant Guest) was an $800k Keeneland purchase and is in Japan now, with foals from several of their top stallions.
His 3rd dam, Reluctant Guest, was a Grade 1/Grade 2 winner.
His 5th dam, Shoshanna, is a half to Fast Turn (dam of Ack Ack).

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Dyker Heights, which is the name of a borough in Brooklyn, is a sweet baby 4 year old gelding standing 16 1/2h. Dyker is the first one to come marching up to you in the field and will follow you around even when you are trying to catch someone else.
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:41 pm

He is lovely! He's one of those that I would take in an instant if I had an empty stall.
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Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:20 pm

Graded stakes placed Jimmy Simms (Lost Soldier x Queen of America) will be up for adoption via New Vocations as of tomorrow (his page isn't up yet). This guy retired in July 2014 at age 9 with a record of 34-14-5-2 and earnings of $635k.

He raced from 2007 to 2014, many in stakes company, and ran against several generations of familiar names. He was 2nd in his debut to Mad Flatter and ran against horses like Simmard, Macho Again, Rahy's Attorney, Get Stormy, Jeranimo, and was even 2nd to Wise Dan in the Presque Isle Mile :)

Jimmy Simms is a half-brother to Well Monied :)
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Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:58 pm

Sheepish wrote:He is lovely! He's one of those that I would take in an instant if I had an empty stall.
I love his build. He is super cute too. Nice horse for sure.
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Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:21 am

Very happy to see the mare EZPZ Lemon Squeeze (pronounced easy peasy lemon squeezy) recovered from her injury (sesamoid) and is up for adoption. Always liked her :D

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Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:52 pm

Oh, I wondered what happened to her, that is nice to see!
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Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:00 pm

She's a pretty mare with a decent pedigree (Pure Prize out of a Lemon Drop mare), so I'm surprised that she hasn't been kept or sold as a broodmare. I wonder if she has a condition that precludes her from breeding?
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Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:54 am

BlindLucky wrote:Graded stakes placed Jimmy Simms (Lost Soldier x Queen of America) will be up for adoption via New Vocations as of tomorrow (his page isn't up yet). This guy retired in July 2014 at age 9 with a record of 34-14-5-2 and earnings of $635k.

He raced from 2007 to 2014, many in stakes company, and ran against several generations of familiar names. He was 2nd in his debut to Mad Flatter and ran against horses like Simmard, Macho Again, Rahy's Attorney, Get Stormy, Jeranimo, and was even 2nd to Wise Dan in the Presque Isle Mile :)

Jimmy Simms is a half-brother to Well Monied :)
Jimmy:

http://www.newvocations.org/horseprofiles/jimmy-simms/

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Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:35 pm

Jimmy' is a really good-looking horse. I hope he has retired sound enough to go on to a new career, because IMHO he would look stunning in a dressage saddle. ;)
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Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:54 pm

How about your very own flashy, floaty Bernardini baby?

Monopolize ('11 Bernardini x Jaramar Rain) is available via New Vocations: http://www.newvocations.org/horseprofiles/monopolize/

This guy was a $500k 2-year-old purchase and raced for Repole and Pletcher. He only made 4 starts, his last in March 2014. He was retired with a suspensory injury, and has been rehabbed fully to starting under saddle work.

Monopolize is a half-brother to Imperial Council, who was 2nd in the '09 Gotham and Peter Pan.

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Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:34 am

Me likey- I really have to win the lotto.
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Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:43 pm

And not to be forgotten, Grade 3 placed Socialsaul and his retirement story: http://brooklynbackstretch.com/2014/12/ ... etirement/

New Vocations adoption page: http://www.newvocations.org/horseprofiles/socialsaul/

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Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:45 am

Shotgun City (Mr. Greeley x Shine Again) is available via New Vocations: http://www.newvocations.org/horseprofiles/shotgun-city/

This guy ran mostly in claiming races and retired with a decent record of 12-5-1-2, all in the NY area. He was claimed from the Ramseys in his final start but never ran for his new connections and was retired, so must have had some sort of issue. They say he's sound though, and quite the character--the barn class clown.

His dam, Shine Again, was a multiple Grade 1 winner, MD-bred Champion Older Female ('01), and MD-bred Horse of the Year ('03). She won the G1 Ballerina twice and lost by a nose in her third try. She placed in multiple graded stakes, and in 34 careers starts (18 in graded stakes) she was only off the board 3 times. Her half sister, Shiny Band, was also a G2 winner.

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Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:12 am

BlindLucky wrote:Very happy to see the mare EZPZ Lemon Squeeze (pronounced easy peasy lemon squeezy) recovered from her injury (sesamoid) and is up for adoption. Always liked her :D

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It's nice, it's SUPER to see a successful comeback from a sesamoid injury! All the best for your second career, pretty girl!
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Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:59 pm

Buckingham Gate (Galileo x Nell Gwyn by Danehill) is available via Second Stride: http://www.secondstride.org/buckinghamgate.htm

This 6-yr-old gelding was bred in Ireland and is out of a full sister to Rock of Gibraltar, and his third dam is a half sister to Riverman. He's got quite the royal pedigree, but he wasn't very fast--he retired a maiden after 24 starts in Ireland, NJ, and FL.

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