Saul one of those hard knocking racehorses who loved to run and always gave it his all. He earned just over a half a million in 40 starts. He has a unique story where his original owners who raced him until May 2013 ended up claiming him the day after Christmas just so he could retire. His last year of racing he bounced around quite a bit and dropped in the claiming ranks so they felt like it is time for him to have a second career and someone to call his own. This seasoned gelding has settled right in to our facility and a new routine without missing a beat. He is such a kind horse and is a pleasure to work with, always trying hard to please, so he seems to be game for anything asked of him. He’s pretty straight forward to ride and he has not shown to be spooky either. With the extreme cold and ice we have had for several weeks all of the horses are a bit on edge with limited turn out, but Saul has maintain his composure and been a true gentleman to ride. He has a good mind and no apparent injuries so should be suitable for a variety of disciplines including jumping.
Now that the weather is permitting the horses to go back outside again, Saul will get a turn out buddy this week and I am sure he will be happy to have one. Saul has no vices. Even though Saul doesn’t particularly like to be groomed, he certainly loves the one on one time he gets to spend with his person, especially if their pockets are loaded with peppermints!
Read The Footnotes was a MGSW sire with 8 starts, a record of 5-0-0 and earned $450,000. He is out of the 1997 Champion Sprinter Smoke Glacken who won 10 of his 14 starts and earned $759,000. Saul’s dam, So Social, had 39 starts with a record of 11-6-3 and earned $218,000. Her sire, Proud Truth, was the 1985 Breeder’s Cup Classic winner with 21 starts, a record of 10-4-0 and earned just under 2.2 million.