Legacy Horse: Kid From New York

Barn Name: Kid
Date of Birth: February 1, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Dialed In
Dam: Look Who's Ritzy by First Samurai
Race Record: 4-0-0-1
Earnings: $7,624
Date of Last Race: 8/10/17

About Kid

If your goal is to turn heads in a crowd, forget about the little black dress and go for the big black horse instead! Kid From New York, a 16.2h, 2014 gelding by Dialed In out of Look Who’s Ritzy by First Samurai, would be a fashionable addition to anyone’s home. After running in 4 races, Kid enjoyed several months of R&R in our Clean Start Program. He’s now at the MMSC learning a whole new way of going and has shown us what a truly elegant athlete he is. What he needs, of course, is time, training, muscle, and miles. With these, he should go far. And he’s aptly named, too. Like any true New Yorker, Kid is accepting of people, challenges, and changing circumstances and he has a great sense of humor. He’s interested in everybody’s business, he’s extroverted, he vies for attention in goofy ways, and he’s utterly endearing. It’s no surprise to us that he was a barn favorite on the track. This “kid” has a style that any crowd would love!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

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Legacy Horse: Ragtime Rebel

Barn Name: Rebel
Date of Birth: May 1, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2h
Sire: Union Rags
Dam: A.P. Elegance by A.P. Indy
Race Record: 9-1-0-0
Earnings: 4/25/18

AbouT REbel

Description coming soon!

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Daisical

Barn Name: Daisy
Date of Birth: April 18, 2015
Gender: Mare
Height: 16hh
Sire: Fort Larned
Dam: Meadow Skippin by Skip Away
Race Record: 3-0-0-0
Earnings: $1,513
Date of Last Race: 6/15/18

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

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About Daisy

Daisy is a solid and sturdy sport horse prospect. No injury history. 

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Farmers Only

Barn Name: Barney
Date of Birth: April 30, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1h
Sire: Big Drama
Dam: Sweettay by Crafty Friend
Race Record: 21-0-3-2
Earnings: $9,821
Date of Last Race: 7/21/18

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

I’m looking for a home for the holidays! Could that be you? Through the end of the year, my adoption fee is UNDER $2500!

About Barney

"Barney" is athletic and willing, ready to enter a program! No injury history.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Indivisible

Barn Name: Benny
Date of Birth: April 10, 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.2h
Sire: Courageous Cat
Dam: Brushme On by Brushed On
Race Record: 4-1-1-1
Earnings: $7,165
Date of Last Race: 7/4/18

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

I’m looking for a home for the holidays! Could that be you? Through the end of the year, my adoption fee is UNDER $2500!

About Benny

"Benny" needs time to grow up but is a lovely and versatile prospect. A blank slate to bring along how you desire! No injury history. 

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Let Me Loose

Barn Name: Lou
Date of Birth: May 8, 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1h
Sire: Hold Me Back
Dam: Sultry Wisper by Sultry Song
Race Record: 9-1-1-2
Earnings: $13,494
Date of Last Race: 10/10/18

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

I’m looking for a home for the holidays! Could that be you? Through the end of the year, my adoption fee is UNDER $2500!

About Lou

"Lou" is a typey, personable, young, versatile athlete. No injury history.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Norton

Barn Name: Norton
Date of Birth: February 4, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.1hh
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 15.1h, 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…and then scale it back a few notches to a confident saunter. A favorite ride of all the interns, this game and level-headed horse goes out in any weather, in any tack, at any time with a true sense of duty and willing verve. He will keep you safe whatever you do whether its eventing, fox hunting, jumping, overnight camping, side saddle riding and more. A cute mover decorated with eye-catching white socks and a blaze, he is bound to gather hearts on his way to success in various rings.  As if this weren't enough, Norton is also super smart and would be quick to master all sorts of tricks, from smiling to bowing to fetching and everything in between. Come meet him and see for yourself - this stout little steed is sure to steal your heart!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Pacific Surf

Barn Name: Pacific
Date of Birth: February 8, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Candy Ride (ARG)
Dam: Pacific Sky by Stormy Atlantic
Race Record: 9-0-2-1
Earnings: $19,530
Date of Last Race: 6/8/18

I’m looking for a home for the holidays! Could that be you? Through the end of the year, my adoption fee is UNDER $2500!

About Pacific

Pacific Surf, a 16hh, 2014 gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Pacific Sky by Stormy Atlantic, is an engaging fellow. He has a buff build, a tousled sun-bleached mane, a sporty toe-flicking trot, and a self-confident look in his eye. He’s level-headed yet playful, laid-back but always up for a good time and a new adventure. Everything about this boy says he’s an athlete that you can have a whole lot of fun with. Even though he’s new to his lessons, he’s a natural student. Things seem to come easily to him, and he finds flexing his muscles fun. So if you can make training a sport and not a chore, you’ll rule the surf on Pacific!

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Seas Courage

Barn Name: Seas
Date of Birth: February 9, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3hh
Sire: Magna Graduate
Dam: Bright Reply by Yonaguska
Race Record: 60-1-9-10
Earnings: $102,032
Date of Last Race: 5/19/18

*Eligible for the 2018/2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

I’m looking for a home for the holidays! Could that be you? Through the end of the year, my adoption fee is UNDER $2500!

About Seas

"Seas" needs a person willing to take the time to discover his true potential. No injury history.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Sky Force

Barn Name: Sky
Date of Birth: February 16, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: Sky Mesa
Dam: Naskra Colors by Star de Naskra
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

About Sky

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….Okay, a short time ago in the Horse Capital of the World, Sky Force arrived at the MMSC. An unraced, 16h, 4-year-old gelding by Sky Mesa out of Naskra Colors by Star de Naskra, Sky's special gleam was lost among the many stars at the racetrack, so his owners decided to let him shine elsewhere.  From day one at the MMSC, he did just that, winning everyone over with his sparkling “horsenality” and his bright mind. This horse loves interacting with people. If he were human, he would be a stand up comic, keeping crowds laughing at his quick playful wit and spot-on timing. But he has a serious side too. Puzzles and challenges light him up, making him an incredible competitive trail mount prospect. That said, his analytical brain, confident nature, and steady temperament would serve him well anywhere -as an eventer, jumper, dressage or ranch horse, western gaming competitor, etc. So, if you’re looking for an all-around mount to light up your life, then may the Sky Force be with you!

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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

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

I’m looking for a home for the holidays! Could that be you? Through the end of the year, my adoption fee is UNDER $2500!

About Sterling

November 2018 - Do you remember Sterling Thunder? The 16.2hh, 2011 gelding by Mikimoto’s Mojo out of Gallaping Lass that we found at Mountaineer in August? At that time this warhorse was in dire straights, close to breathing his last. So we brought him to the Center with the intention of lovingly sending him on to greener pastures. But when Sterling saw the pastures at the MMSC, however, he decided they were green enough and he convinced us that we should help him fight the good fight to live another day. The prognosis was not good--we were told he would never be sound, and certainly not rideable.  And for many months, that was true. But never tell the stalwart Sterling what he can and cannot do! And never, ever, underestimate the powers of Father Time, Mother Nature, and Dr. Green. After more than a year in our Clean Start program turned out to pasture, this remarkable horse is back at the MMSC, SOUND and....RIDEABLE!  Take a look at his photographs, does he not look like the classic Thoroughbreds portrayed by author and illustrator, C,W, Anderson of the Billy and Blaze children's book series?  Tall, leggy, and all class, Sterling oozes elegance.  Intelligence and nobility are written all over his face. His eyes gleam with self assurance and pride, and he is always game for new vistas. This is a horse that embodies the best qualities of all Thoroughbreds - smarts, courage, character, and a will to live. You know it when you see him, and you’ll never forget him once you’ve met him. 

September 2017 - 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.

War of Ideas

Barn Name: Warrior
Date of Birth: February 26, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: War Front
Dam: Hightap by Tapit
Race Record: 4-1-0-1
Earnings: $56,920
Date of Last Race: 1/20/18

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About War of Ideas

October 2018 - Considering what he has been through, War of Ideas, a 16h, 2013 gelding by Warfront out of High Tap by Tapit, has indubitably earned the moniker "Warrior." It was Warrior's heart and fighting spirit, bolstered by the excellent care he received from the caring and generous Dr. Liz Barrett at Hagyard Equine Hospital and the time and rehab here at the MMSC, that beat the odds to survive a dangerous fungal infection. It was impressive. But then, he has always been impressive. As a 2014 Keeneland sales yearling, Warrior created an impressive furor of bidding due to his black type pedigree, balanced conformation, and correct limbs that resulted in a sale price of $470,000. He did well at the track, too, garnering $56,920 in just four starts. From the day he arrived at the MMSC, he impressed us with his irridescent gray coat, silver mane and tail, generous brow and lustrous brown eyes that make him look as if he stepped out of a fairy tale. But as he has progressed in his training in our Horse Centered Reschooling Program, it has been his quality of movement - uphill and balanced with suspension and rhythm - his athletic ability - stay tuned for a free-jump video - and his character - honest and willing with just enough swagger and presence to keep life interesting and to stand out in the show ring - that made us realize what a true champion of a horse he is. We are sure that this warrior will win hearts and excel on all fronts when he finds his person.

June 2018 - "Pretty as a picture" are the words that came to mind when we we saw this 16h, 2013 colt by Warfront out of High Tap by Tapit. Clearly others at the 2014 Keeneland sales thought so too, as he sold for $470,000! With his irridescent rose gray coat, his broad forehead denoting intelligence, his thick forelock and silver mane, not to mention his correct legs, balanced conformation, and black type pedigree, War of Ideas unleashed a furor of speculation as to his potential performance as a racehorse. Although he made $56,920 in just four starts, a longterm career in racing wasn't meant to be. Felled by a knee injury first and then a guttural pouch mycosis, a life-threatening fungal infection, Warrior came to our attention thanks to Dr. Liz Barrett of Hagyard. His owners did not want to incur the expense of treatment for such a precarious situation, so Dr. Barrett asked us, if she paid for all the treatments, vet visits, and castration, would we take him on. We told her we would, and he has been at the MMSC for a few weeks now, recuperating under her ever vigilant eye. We are happy to say that his last scope proved him to be fungal free, his knee is stable, and we were cleared to start training him in earnest. Heretofore we have done groundwork with him, and ridden him lightly. He still needs time to lose the vestiges of testosterone and to learn a new way of carrying himself, but we can tell you that he is as lovely in motion and under saddle as he is standing still. So if you want to be part of this pretty picture, come meet him soon!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

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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: Negotiable

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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Little Latin Lulu

Barn Name: Lulu
Date of Birth: February 9, 2013
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Discreet Cat
Dam: Gypsy Lou by Elusive Quality
Race Record: 3-0-1-0
Earnings: $8,400
Date of Last Race: 1/15/16

Adopted from the MMSC: September 2016
Location: Pensacola, FL
Price: $6,000

To inquire, please contact Ellen Morris:
Cell:
850-512-7433
Email: sunriserstables@gmail.com

About Lulu

"Lulu" is a 5 year old, 16.1h Storm Cat baby. She is an exceptional mover with a great work ethic for dressage. She came off the track after only racing a few times and has had a year of let down time to just be a horse before she was restarted. She was purchased as a hunter prospect, unfortunately she just doesn't like jumping at all but she absolutely loves doing flatwork and ground pole exercises and would excel in a dressage home. She is laid back and easy to handle and sweet on the ground. She stands tied, crosstied, and is good for the farrier. She goes barefoot and sound.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Videos while at the MMSC in 2016: