Meet Anna's Last Man - Adoption Pending

Barn Name: Red
Date of Birth: February 12, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Malibu Moon
Dam: Suzanna Anna by Tale of the Cat
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

About RED

We’ve nicknamed Anna’s Last Man “Big Red” because he reminds us so much of his antecedent the great Man o’ War. A 16.1hh, 2012 gelding by Malibu Moon out of Suzanna Anna by Tale of the Cat, he’s got the bone and bearing and bright red coat of his famous forbear, and while his stride may not be as big as that of the mighty Man o’ War, it’s plenty big! We could see him with a robust Master of the Hounds in a pink coat thundering over the countryside. He could also be a head-turning show hunter because he has such an impressive and steady stride. Red has never raced and has been hanging out in a field with a bunch of matronly dames. At the MMSC, he is learning that the world is a pretty big place and that there are a lot of things to learn and do and a lot of people to meet. And boy does he love to meet people! He’s personable and kind on the ground, but he's very smart and at time has ideas of his own. Like with any talented Thoroughbred, this is a good thing and could serve him well in many ways, particularly on a cross country course, but it will need to be honed and guided by a rider who appreciates and understands precocious horses so that he can achieve the success he's capable of.

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Meet Candy Naples

Barn Name: Candy
Date of Birth: March 1, 2014
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.3hh
Sire: Eye of the Leopard
Dam: Primed by More Than Ready
Race Record: 5-0-0-0
Earnings: $2,101
Date of Last Race: 10/20/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Candy

Description coming soon!

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Meet Malibu Blues

Barn Name: Malibu
Date of Birth: February 20, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Malibu Moon
Dam: Cozy Blues by Cure the Blues
Race Record: 12-1-1-1
Earnings: $17,403
Date of Last Race: 10/15/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Malibu

Description coming soon!

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Meet Photo Shoot

Barn Name: Photo Shoot
Date of Birth: March 18, 2007
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Giant's Causeway
Dam: Kreisleriana by Seeking the Gold
Race Record: 47-7-4-8
Earnings: $227,282
Date of Last Race: 9/23/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Photo Shoot

We found Photo Shoot, a 16.2hh gelding by Giant’s Causeway out of Kreisleriana by Seeking the Gold, at Presque Isle Race Course this summer and were so mesmerized by his elegant looks and demeanor that we had to inquire about his future. A denizen of over 40 starts, he was still running at ten, and…WINNING! Although he seemed unwilling to quit, Photoshoot’s owners agreed that he ought to try a new career and accordingly sent him to us at meet’s end to see if we could find out what job he would choose. He’s elegant and leggy with floating gaits, so our thought is that he might be a spectacular dressage mount. But time will tell. What we know for sure is that he is a proud, competitive, and highly intelligent horse who will need a partner that proves himself or herself worthy to him. When he finds this person, there is no doubt, he will astound!

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Meet Shopping spree

Barn Name: Spree
Date of Birth: April 8, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Street Cry (IRE)
Dam: Miss Shop by Deputy Minister
Race Record: 7-0-0-1
Earnings: $14,330
Date of Last Race: 1/23/15

About Spree

Have you ever driven a Beamer? They’re stout, they handle beautifully, and they are luxurious to sit in and drive…they just look and feel like old money. That’s Shopping Spree. This beautifully bred horse, a 16.2hh, 2011 gelding by Street Cry (IRE) out of Miss Shop by Deputy Minister, has a great build, superb ground-covering gaits, and a balanced jump. The funny thing about Spree is that he KNOWS how exceptional he is and believes that admiration is his due. Like a true aristocrat, he expects good behavior and will comply with all requests if asked properly. At the same time, he’s very down-to-earth, friendly, and not afraid to show his dorky side. He’s the perfect horse to learn on, therefore, and a great horse to ride. And no matter where you take him, in or out of the arena, walking on trails or galloping in fields, you’ll always feel elegant, powerful and safe, and know that you’re traveling in style.

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Meet Stetson Gal

Barn Name: Stetson
Date of Birth: April 16, 2012
Gender: Mare
Height: 16hh
Sire: Kodiak Kowboy
Dam: In My Hat by Tale of the Cat
Race Record: 3-0-0-1
Earnings: $1,570
Date of Last Race: 5/22/16

About Stetson

Heads up Pony Clubbers, fox-hunters, and barrel racers - this one’s for you! Stetson Gal aka “Stetson”, a 16hh, 2012 mare by Kodiak Kowboy out of In My Hat by Tale of the Cat, is a denizen of only 3 starts and has been retired from the track for a year and a half already, relaxing in fields and going out for long hacks. Her owner felt that Stetson can do a lot more and therefore deserves her very own person. We agree, as this mare could go in so many directions. Her compact build yet long legs give her graceful movement and ground-covering strides. Her attentive eyes and perky ears reflect her can-do attitude. And her unremarkable history and clean legs make her the perfect blank slate for a variety of second careers. Whether you’re a cowboy, cowgirl, Pony Clubber, eventer, fox-hunter, or rancher, this gal is ready to saddle up for an adventure!

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Meet Souza

Barn Name: Souza
Date of Birth: April 18, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.3hh
Sire: First Defence
Dam: Jazz Drummer by Dixieland Band
Race Record: 3-0-0-0
Earnings: $550
Date of Last Race: 5/26/14

About Souza

Souza, a 16.1hh 2010 gelding by First Defence out of Jazz Drummer, is a true character. Give him a stage, and he will dazzle you with his athleticism and comedic horsenality. In fact, he was so precocious when he came to the MMSC from the track two years ago that we thought he was destined for a career in eventing. Indeed his cheeky behavior along with his lithe movement attracted an event rider looking for a promising prospect. She took him home and lovingly dubbed him “Baby Shark,” because of his proclivity to explore everything around him with his mouth. "Baby Shark" did well—getting ribbons in dressage at Devon, and progressing to jumping 2’6”. But as he matured, he came to crave the stage of an arena and the presence of an audience, and he lost all his sparkle when alone on cross country. As a result, Souza is back at the MMSC and in search of his next partner. Souza is confident, curious, and ingenious. His mind is always busy, he has strong opinions, and he amuses everyone he meets by sticking out his tongue. If you’re looking for a dance partner who will put a smile on your face every day, then come meet Souza without delay!

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Meet Tamiami Trail

Barn Name: Tami
Date of Birth: March 30, 2012
Gender: Mare
Height: 16hh
Sire: Bellamy Road
Dam: Seismic Shift by Reichter Scale
Race Record: 16-3-4-0
Earnings: $26,028
Date of Last Race: 7/16/16

 

About Tami

From the moment we laid eyes on Tamiami Trail, a 16hh, 2012 mare by Bellamy Road out of Seismic Shift, we were struck by her self-assurance and presence. Her trainer corroborated this by extolling her courage, her smarts, and her try. “Tami”, a denizen of 16 starts (3-4-0) is competitive through and through. She’s a wonderful combination of analytical yet bold, sweet yet workmanlike. She takes to her lessons with keen interest and professionalism.  Truly she's an A student all around, both for performance and for effort, and she will be fancy and formidable in time. If you’re the type of person who likes the challenges of a smart and competitive horse and if you are willing to give her the time she needs to continue to build muscle and strength, this horse could be the one for you.
 

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Meet Zunino

Barn Name: Chester
Date of Birth: February 7, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Elusive Quality
Dam: Zanazzi by Bernardini
Race Record: 3-1-0-1
Earnings: $22,161
Date of Last Race: 11/25/16

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Chester

Zunino aka "Chester", a 16.2hh, 2014 gelding by Elusive Quality out of Zanazzi by Bernardini, is royally bred and magnificent to behold. With his resplendent chestnut coat and his commanding build, this horse will be stunning in the show ring. Just off the track and only 3-years-old, Chester has many things to learn, but he has a superlative mind for one so young and he should progress steadily and well in a structured program. In addition to his captivating looks and great mind, Chester loves people. He is curious and sweet, friendly and affectionate. Because of all this, he’s uniquely suited to be a competitor and a companion. One thing is for sure, just like his shiny copper coat, he has a bright future ahead of him!

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Meet Deputizer

Barn Name: Deputizer
Date of Birth: February 16, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: The Deputy (IRE)
Dam: For Your Enjoyment by Quiet Enjoyment
Race Record: Unraced (has registered work)
Earnings: n/a

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Deputizer

Deputizer, a 16.1hh, 4-year-old gelding by The Deputy (IRE) out For Your Enjoyment by Quiet Enjoyment, is an unraced gelding just waiting to find a person and a job of his enjoyment. Also from Mountaineer, Deputizer is in our Clean Start program getting let down and fattened up before we get serious with reschooling with him. We have ridden him a couple times to see what he knows, and we have found him to be keen, dutiful, and surprisingly balanced for a horse with such a big rangy frame that is clearly growing still! This is a horse that if you “make haste slowly,” as is prescribed by the Spanish Riding School, giving him time to develop confidence and muscle, will be a real looker and mover. A few months this fall and winter of trail riding and snuffling with a human BFF are what we prescribe to bring this transformation about!

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Meet FiveKindsofCrazy

Barn Name: King
Date of Birth: February 16, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Lemon Drop Kid
Dam: Cukee by Langfuhr
Race Record: 22-1-4-3
Earnings: $18,793
Date of Last Race: 6/25/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About King

Fivekindsofcrazy, also from Mountaineer, is a 16hh, 4-year-old gelding by Lemon Drop Kid out of Cukee by Langfur that makes our heads turn and our hearts sing. This is not just because of his royal pedigree that includes such auspicious forebears as Mr. Prospector, Seattle Slew, Danzig, Buckpasser, Our Native, Raise a Native, Northern Dancer, Nearctic, or that he sold as a yearling for $250,000, although these are notable aspects of his past. It is because of these things AND his spellbinding face, lovely conformation, and the floating trot with neck arched and tail raised that we have glimpsed at times when he has moments of looseness at liberty. He is the embodiment of “King of the Wind,” Marguerite O’Henry’s name for the Godolphin Arabian, one of the three foundational sires of the Thoroughbred breed, in her classic tale of this name!  So “King” is what we call this spectacular horse. Tight and sore right now, he has joined our Clean Start Program for sorely needed let down. But come spring, King ought to be ready to for reschooling. What he might be is hard to say at this early stage, but one thing is certain: whoever is lucky enough to get him will, without a doubt, feel and be royally mounted!

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Meet Heroic act

Barn Name: Hero
Date of Birth: April 22, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Broken Vow
Dam: Miss Cap by Capote
Race Record: 44-3-5-2
Earnings: $40,791
Date of Last Race: 7/3/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Hero

Description coming soon!

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Meet Little J J

Barn Name: Little J J
Date of Birth: May 4, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Orientate
Dam: Elgin Lady by Valid Appeal
Race Record: 33-2-5-4
Earnings: $18,834
Date of Last Race: 8/5/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Little J J

We found Little J J, a 16hh, 7-year-old gelding by Orientate out of Elgin Lady by Valid Appeal, at Mountaineer in August when he called us over to his stall by shaking his head and stomping his foot. We were instantly smitten by his adorable face and bubbly “horseona.” Clearly Little J J, a denizen of 33 starts and winner of $18,834, was  was soliciting us for a new job, and fortunately, his trainer agreed that JJ had lost what luster he had for racing, and that the timing was right. JJ is now in Kentucky in our Clean Start Program where he can ratchet down his energy and loosen up his muscles after five years at the track. It’s clear from the little we have done with him, however, that after time to transition, this sparkly horse, with his keen mind and desire to please, is going to be lovely, loveable and competitive in the second career of his choice.

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Meet Norton

Barn Name: Norton
Date of Birth: February 4, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15hh
Sire: Kitten's Joy
Dam: Mama Lulu by Kingmambo
Race Record: 1-1-0-0
Earnings: $8,601
Date of Last Race: 9/26/15

About Norton

Norton, a 15hh, 2013 gelding by Kitten’s Joy out of Mama Lulu, may be small in stature but he is mighty in personality! Think a young Napoleon, out for adventure and conquest. Like any young horse, he has trouble with focus, but he is a fast learner and a willing partner. Norton is suitable for low-level trail riding (no mountains, please), or he would also make a fun companion horse that you could teach all sorts of tricks, from smiling to bowing to fetching and everything in between. More than anything, Norton just wants a person of his own and a BFF - can you give him that?

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Meet Sterling Thunder

Barn Name: Sterling
Date of Birth: May 15, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Mikimoto's Mojo
Dam: Gallaping Lass by Civilizasion
Race Record: 45-3-3-3
Earnings: $40,898
Date of Last Race: 7/2/17

About Sterling

The MMSC is not a rescue, choosing instead to use its limited resources of space and its prestigious location of the Kentucky Horse Park as a stage from which to broadcast to the public the versatility and athleticism of off-track Thoroughbreds in second careers. That said, there are horses every year that we can’t help helping - because they beckon clearly and unremittingly to us, and we just can’t say “no.” The reality of these horses, we have found, is that they come our way for mysterious reasons. Maybe to open our minds, maybe to teach us lessons that we didn’t know that we had to learn, maybe to become a special companion for a special person down the road. Such is the case with Sterling Thunder, a 16.3hh, 2011 gelding by Mikimoto’s Mojo out of Gallaping Lass. We found this warhorse veteran of 45 starts with total earnings of $40,898 at Mountaineer in August with a swollen left knee that he could bear no weight on and a right front that we feared was close to foundering. We thought we would do him the favor of bringing him back to Kentucky, cleaning him up, and humanely euthanizing him to get him out of his pain. But Sterling had and has other plans. In his first month with us, he fought valiantly to survive. Thanks to meds, non-invasive treatment from Hagyard, and a product that reduces oxidative stress, he was able to start bearing weight on the knee. He picked up weight. His spirits were and have remained bright. Although it is doubtful that he ever will be fully sound of limb, he definitely is sound of mind and now, only two months after coming to us, is thriving on full time turn out in a field. We are thrilled with his progress and now start to look toward his future. Perhaps he could be a babysitter? Or a pasture pal? Maybe he could be the star in an equine assisted growth and learning program? He would excel at that! Kind, gentle, and very friendly, Sterling reminds us of a wounded warrior, and because of his past and how he has handled his injuries, he has much to teach us about resilience, attitude, and love. Already, he has scoffed in the face of his limitations and opened our minds. Already, he is touching everyone he meets with his story and his bright spirit. We don’t know yet what the future holds for Sterling, but one thing is for sure - his story will continue, and that in itself is a miracle.

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Meet Titus Catienus

Barn Name: Titus
Date of Birth: April 8, 2008
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Catienus
Dam: Mizlala by Unbridled's Song
Race Record: 7-0-1-2
Earnings: $14,013
Date of Last Race: 7/14/12

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About Titus

Description coming soon!

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Meet a touch of poetry

Barn Name: Poe
Date of Birth: January 25, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3hh
Sire: Birdstone
Dam: Overandabeauty by Grand Slam
Race Record: 11-0-2-4
Earnings: $42,994
Date of Last Race: 2/16/15

Adopted from the MMSC: March 2016
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Price: $4,900

To inquire, please contact Merilee Wilson
Email: wings49660@yahoo.com

About Poe

Touch of Poetry (Poe) is a 2011 gelding by Birdstone out of Overandabeauty by Grand Slam. After training to find Poe's talent he has shown he wants and loves being a Western horse. As my interest lies elsewhere I am looking for a loving caring partner for Poe. He is a smart, curious, and sane gelding. Poe loves attention and is good for the vet and farrier. Poe loves the water, handles obstacles well, and has been out on the trails. With more training would be an awesome trail horse. He is on omeprazole for ulcers.

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Meet Courting

Barn Name: Courting
Date of Birth: June 1, 2009
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Yes It's Tue
Dam: Time for Romance by Gilded Time
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

Adopted from the MMSC: March 2016
Location: 45 miles west of Chicago
Price: $2,000

To inquire, please contact Carla Lally
Email: cslally123@gmail.com

About Courting

Courting has a super sweet personality but unfortunately he's a bit too much for his current young owner. He's suitable for any discipline.

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Meet Stormin Wild

Barn Name: Stormy
Date of Birth: February 2, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Stormin Fever
Dam: Wild Momentum by Wild Again
Race Record: 10-2-0-0
Earnings: $36,905

Adopted from the MMSC: January 2016
Primary Training: Eventing
Location: Christiana, TN
Price: $4,250

To inquire, please contact Kelly Regalado
Cell:
615-427-2772
Email: k_regalado@hughes.net

About Stormy

Stormin Wild aka "Stormy" is a 5-year-old gelding. This beautiful horse is very fancy, yet still green. He is currently owned by a Tennessee family with a teenage daughter who has been training with Stormy in eventing. He is extremely affectionate, curious, and full of personalty. He needs an owner who is loving, committed to working with him on a very regular basis, and enjoys the payoff of seeing a spectacular horse reach his full potential. He is for sale due to family circumstances and is not currently in training. Only serious inquiries entertained please.

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