Clutch Cargo

Barn Name: Clutch
Date of Birth: April 9, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1h
Sire: Tapit
Dam: Carmandia by Wild Rush
Race Record: 20-3-0-4
Earnings: $152,793
Date of Last Race: 10/4/18
Adoption Fee: A (Legacy Horse, 5-figures)
Location: The Ranch (Frankfort, IL)

*Eligible for the 2019 TB Makeover

About Clutch

A winner of $152,793 in 20 starts, Clutch Cargo is pure class. A 16.1h, 2014 gelding by Tapit out of Carmandia by Wild Rush, Clutch comes to the MMSC from Chestertown Farm in New York, and it’s clear that he’s been well-handled and well-cared for his whole life. Under saddle he is straightforward, and on the ground he is kind and engaging. But more than that, he is elegance itself. He flows like pure silk beneath his rider, soft in his mouth and rhythmic in his movement. His bold chrome markings complement his refined features, and even his coat is smooth as silk. If Clutch were a human, he’s the type to find a career as a journalist, keenly interested in people and the world around him, or as a musician, composing beautiful melodies and counterpoints that give his listeners all the feels. With such a thoughtful and gracious nature, he will do well with an equally tender and amiable person, and he should shine in the show hunter ring. Christened as our newest Legacy Horse, Clutch is truly a one-of-a-kind heart horse in the making - all he needs is his perfect match to complete his picture of elegance!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Clutch Cargo had a blast learning to jump and especially loved the cheers and applause from The People's Horse tour group! Inflatable jumps provided by Air-Ess Equine - www.airessequine.com

Clutch Cargo has settled in well to the MMSC and is proving to be an apt student! Here, our trainer Kara is long-lining Clutch, working on steering and transitions, while also teaching him softness with the bit. Clutch, a 16.1h, 5-year-old gelding by Tapit, is eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover.

Alltheleavesrbrown

Barn Name: Brown
Date of Birth: March 25, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.3h
Sire: Big Brown
Dam: Vickey Jane by Royal Academy
Race Record: 43-6-6-6
Earnings: $79,560
Date of Last Race: 2/27/19
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Eligible for the 2019 TB Makeover

About Brown

Alltheleavesrbrown, a 16.3h, 2012 gelding by Big Brown out of Vickey Jane, had an impressive career on the racetrack. In 5 years, at 12 different tracks, and with nearly a complete tour around the United States, “Brown” started in 43 races, flashing brilliant speed and easily swatting away any challengers to his lead when the opportunity presented. Flash forward to the present. Brown has retired from his racing career sound, and a little spa treatment, body work, and educated hands have shown that he’s a naturally enthusiastic and quick learner. Time will tell what this generous gelding wants to do in his next career, but he is already proving that he is far more than just a pretty face. 

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Brewer

Barn Name: Brewer
Date of Birth: February 24, 2016
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: Orb
Dam: Dance Craze by Mizzen Mast
Race Record: 1-0-0-0
Earnings: $155
Date of Last Race: 8/29/18
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Brewer

With his espresso-colored coat and classically compact build, Brewer, a 16h, 3-year-old gelding by Orb out of Dance Craze, is sure to perk up your day. Precocious in all the right ways, he has the eagle eye of an eventer and the smarts and athleticism to back it up. He’s bold to jumps and undaunted by new questions. He knows what he wants, and he’s not afraid to share his opinions. What Brewer needs is the right person, someone who can be his guide rails as he grows up and learns the rules of the road; someone who can channel his sizable sense of self into confidence in a show ring or on a cross country course; someone who can forge a true partnership with him and bring out his best. So if you like your daily coffee dark, bold, and exciting, this handsome gelding is sure to be your brew of choice!

Brewer came to the MMSC with a chip in his knee. He’s sound, but he’s so talented that it makes sense to set him up for success at the highest levels and have the chip removed. Donations to help us pay for the surgery and layup are very welcome (DONATE HERE) and he will remain available for adoption (at a reduced adoption fee) pre-surgery if you are willing to commit to removing the knee chip. Radiographs are available to an approved adopter.

Summer Update: Brewer had his knee chip removed and is in rehab currently in our Clean Start Program. He will resume training in August 2019.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Catisfaction

Barn Name: Cece
Date of Birth: March 29, 2016
Gender: Filly
Height: 16.3h
Sire: Graydar
Dam: Curious Cat by Tale of the Cat
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a
Adoption Fee: D (Low 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

About Cece

Description coming soon!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Cooptado (ARG)

Barn Name: Cooptado
Date of Birth: September 5, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: Equal Stripes (ARG)
Dam: Coordinada (ARG) by Ride the Rails
Race Record: 46-6-7-4
Earnings: $1,193,150
Date of Last Race: 3/9/19
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus, Lexington, KY

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Cooptado

Description coming soon!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Golden Causeway

Barn Name: Causeway
Date of Birth: January 30, 2008
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: Giant’s Causeway
Dam: In the Gold by Golden Missile
Race Record: 63-13-4-7
Earnings: $116,075
Date of Last Race: 9/30/18
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: The Ranch (Frankfort, IL)

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Causeway

Warhorse alert! A 16h, 2008 gelding by the magnificent Giant’s Causeway and out of In the Gold by Golden Missile, Golden Causeway is everything you could want in a warhorse. Lovingly owned, cared for, and raced by trainer Troy Newton for the majority of his career, Causeway started in 63 races, ran at such famed tracks as Keeneland, Churchill Downs, and Saratoga, earned $116,075, stayed competitive through his 10-year-old season, and retired 100% sound. But like any true warhorse, the best thing about Causeway is his HUGE heart. He's always ready to work with enthusiasm and he gives his all to every task. He’s brave to new questions and is proving to be a quick learner, already having mastered cross rail courses. On the ground, Causeway is kind and gentle, and he adores attention of any kind, from grooming to meeting new people to enjoying a peppermint (or five!). As a seasoned racehorse, Causeway does have a go button, and with his newly discovered love of jumping, he should excel in show jumpers or eventing. If you’re looking for a classy and classic Thoroughbred, don’t pass this warhorse by. He’s ready and waiting for a worthy person to whom he can give his whole heart.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Harley Boy

Barn Name: Harley
Date of Birth: March 11, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1h
Sire: Harlan’s Holiday
Dam: Mer de Glace by Unbridled
Race Record: 5-0-0-3
Earnings: $4,015
Date of Last Race: 2/13/19
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Eligible for the 2019 TB Makeover

About Harley

A 16.1h, 2013 gelding by Harlan’s Holiday out of Mer de Glace by Unbridled, Harley Boy is aptly named, reminding us of his namesake. Like the motorcycle, Harley boasts a smooth, balanced motor, and also like the motorcycle, he takes a knowledgeable hand that can work with and around his unique (yet predictable) quirks. What separates him from the machine is his living horsenality and his desire to connect with a person. As we’ve gotten to know him, it’s become clear that Harley will excel in a program with a positive environment and a steady relationship. He’s even proving to be a wonderfully straight shooter when set up to win. On his first trail ride he gamely led the way across the water and happily jumped over our small logs. He is thoroughly enjoying his jumping lessons in the arena too, pricking his ears at every fence as he learns to find his spots. And as he continues to build a relationship with our trainer Kara, he grows daily in self-confidence and enthusiasm for his new career. What exactly that new career will be is yet to be determined. Blending the natural athleticism of a buff jock with an elegant style all his own on the flat, Harley has all the right pieces to excel as a sport horse. Now he just needs the right person - could that be you?

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Iron Mane

Barn Name: Davos
Date of Birth: March 29, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: The Factor by War Front
Dam: Imaginary Cat by Storm Cat
Race Record: 9-2-2-3
Earnings: $61,283
Date of Last Race: 3/3/18
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: The Ranch (Frankfort, IL)

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Davos

A 16h, 2014 gelding by The Factor out of Imaginary Cat, Iron Mane aka "Davos" has quickly become a barn favorite. With dark, kind eyes and a dappled grey coat, Davos adapted amiably to life at the MMSC. He's proven to be an uncomplicated, honest ride. He is forgiving of mistakes and eager to try new things, traits that mark him as an amateur owner's horse in the making. And with relatives like War Front, Storm Cat, and Mr. Prospector, Davos is sure to impress with his athletic ability. Already he displays an eye-catching and rhythmic trot, a big walk, and a willingness to stretch over ground poles and jump over small fences. Though the Iron Throne might be beyond his reach, we think Davos could shine in a dressage arena or a show hunter ring. But regardless of the discipline, we know he'll always be the champion of his person's heart.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Iron Mane aka "Davos" was so good for his 2nd ride with us that we couldn't resist sharing it with you! Kind and willing, he's quickly become a barn favorite 💕

Muqtaser

Barn Name: Muq (“Mook”)
Date of Birth: March 4, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1h
Sire: Distorted Humor
Dam: Life Well Lived by Tiznow
Race Record: 17-5-2-4
Earnings: $303,605
Date of Last Race: 3/3/18
Adoption Fee: TBD
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Muq

Description coming soon!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

On the Contrary

Barn Name: Eileen
Date of Birth: April 17, 2015
Gender: Mare
Height: 16h
Sire: Cape Blanco (IRE)
Dam: Sweet and Lowdown by Street Sense
Race Record: 4-1-0-1
Earnings:  $10,860
Date of Last Race: 11/28/18
Adoption Fee: TBD
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Eligible for the 2019/2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Eileen

Description coming soon!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Skedoodle

Barn Name: Skedoodle
Date of Birth: April 4, 2016
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1h
Sire: Scat Daddy
Dam: Prophetically by Pulpit
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a
Adoption Fee: TBD
Location: The Ranch (Frankfort, IL)

About Skedoodle

Sired by Scat Daddy (sire of Triple Crown winner Justify) and with such notables in his pedigree as Pulpit, A.P. Indy, Storm Cat, Mr. Prospector, and Secretariat, Skedoodle comes to the MMSC clean with no injury history and ready for a new career. An unraced 16.1h, 2016 gelding, this youngster is  eagerly learning about all that life has to offer him. He's newly in training with us but we predict that with his balanced conformation, sloping shoulder, elegant neck, and inquisitive horseanality that he won't be here long. So if you like what you see, skedaddle over to meet Skedoodle without delay!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

We love Skedoodle's thoughtful approach to new questions! His efforts here perfectly exemplify the benefits of free-jumping - letting our young horses figure out their own feet, learn problem-solving skills, and develop their own eye for distances. Thanks to Air-Ess Equine for the inflatable jumps!

Somekindawonderful

Barn Name: Wonderful
Date of Birth: March 9, 2016
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1h (and growing!)
Sire: Scat Daddy
Dam: Love Numbers by Unbridled’s Song
Race Record: 1-0-0-0
Earnings: $150
Date of Last Race: 5/3/18
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Eligible for the Thoroughbred Makeover

About Wonderful

Somekindawonderful, a 16.1h, 2016 gelding, truly lives up to his name. With a royal pedigree featuring Scat Daddy, sire of Triple Crown winner Justify, as well as Unbridled’s Song, Fappiano, and Buckpasser, names prized in sport horse pedigrees, “Wonderful” could go far in any discipline. He possesses a gleeful and boyish inquisitive nature, and his innate athleticism shines through with each training ride and romp in his pasture. At just 3-years-old, he is still learning to use all that he was blessed with - his suspension that effortlessly carries him forward, his short back and uphill build that will make jumping a breeze, and his charming attitude that wins him friends every day. Give this youngster time to grow physically and mentally and the right training program where he can continue to express himself while building confidence in his handler and his own body, and that charm will morph into a star-power charisma in the show ring, his jump will power him over any obstacle, and he’ll float with grace in a dressage or show hunter ring. We can’t say it enough - Wonderful is a wonderful prospect, sure to shine in his second career!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Swing A Ling - Adoption Pending

Barn Name: Swing
Date of Birth: March 13, 2014
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.2h
Sire: Hansen
Dam: Birdswing by Birdstone
Race Record: 1-0-0-0
Earnings: $57
Date of Last Race: 10/9/16
Adoption Fee:
C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

About Swing

With well-balanced conformation, an adorable face, and a gleaming copper coat, Swing A Ling, a 15.2h, 2014 mare by Hansen out of Birdswing by Birdstone, could make a really cute mount in a variety of disciplines. Level-headed, intelligent, and kind, Swing neck reins beautifully and can be ridden English or Western, and her chipper horsenality always puts a pep in our step. With her confident and analytical approach to new questions, we predict she would find cows fascinating. Or perhaps she might love chasing hounds across a hunt field. Regardless of the discipline, Swing is sure to make a wonderful dance partner!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Tuaandtwentysix

Barn Name: Tua
Date of Birth: April 5, 2016
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: Giant’s Causeway
Dam: Sea of Showers by Seattle Slew
Race Record: 5-0-0-0
Earnings: $6,069
Date of Last Race: 6/27/19
Adoption Fee:
TBD
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Eligible for the 2019/2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Tua

Tuaandtwentysix, a 16h, 2016 gelding by Giant’s Causeway out of Sea of Showers by Seattle Slew, always puts a smile on our faces. Named for the Alabama football star who hails from Hawaii, “Tua” brings the island sunshine into our barn every day. Though he came to the MMSC right off the track - he last raced on June 27th - he settled right in and hasn’t looked back! Childlike and curious, this sweet gelding thrives on attention and cuddles, though with his willing attitude, he's equally happy to go to work under saddle, to play on our obstacle course, or to hang out in the barn and receive said cuddles. With his dished face and refined ears that harken back to his Arabian ancestors, his flashy chrome markings, his elegant frame, and a sparkle in his eye, Tua is sure to be a stand-out in any crowd, and his already balletic movement promises suspension, balance, and power that can be molded for any discipline. If you’re looking for a friend who can bring a bit of the island brightness, positivity, and love to your life, then look no further - Tua is the one for you!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Pretty good for a 3-year-old's third ride off the track, don't you think? Tua is such a pleasure to work with, as he's equally happy under saddle learning what the leg, seat, and bit are all about and hanging out in the barn enjoying cuddles and pampering.

Charlies Swell

Barn Name: Charlie
Date of Birth: April 1, 2008
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Malibu Moon
Dam: Little Indian Girl by Indian Charlie
Race Record: 24-2-7-4
Earnings: $108,726
Date of Last Race: 10/17/15

Adopted from the MMSC: March 2016
Primary Training: Dressage
Location: Southern Indiana
Price: $2000

To inquire, please contact Cherisse LaSalle
Email: c.mareesie@gmail.com

About Charlie

Charlies Swell "Charlie" (located in southern Indiana). Super handsome 16.2hh bay 11-year-old OTTB gelding. Great personality! Very goofy and sweet. Very laid back, not spooky. Good for vet and farrier. Great ground manners. Barefoot and sound. Will need shoes or boots if you plan to ride on hard surfaces, but does fine barefoot in sand arena. Has had lots of groundwork, lunging, and riding since he came off the track. Has not been worked for a while so he is lacking in muscle. Requires an intermediate rider because his under saddle training is not completely finished. He has mild kissing spines, but is rideable. 

Charlie has had xrays, chiropractor, massages, saddle fitter. He just had his annual exam, teeth float, vaccines and Coggins test in April 2019.

I think Charlie would be a good lower level dressage horse, possibly lower level jumping or eventing, and he could also be a good trail horse. He may be capable of going beyond lower levels, but I just don't know.

Price includes new (used one season) Rhino medium weight blanket worth $200, used SmartPak medium weight blanket, ankle boots, cribbing collar, fly mask, a binder with all his racing info, and possibly some other supplies. I am also willing to sell my Schleese dressage saddle (for additional $2K) that has been custom fitted to him, if it fits you and you want it.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline