January 1st is the date for all registered Thoroughbreds to turn a year older. The tattoo under the upper lip signifies the date of birth and the Jockey Club registration number.
This time of year doesn’t slow down on the farm. I continue to train for competitions for the upcoming season and the young sale prospects begin learning more technical footwork. Trot poles, cantering pole distances and small fences. Updates will include photos and videos on the HORSES FOR SALE page and are also posted on the farm’s Facebook page. Please check back often to follow their progress!
Joining the Little Kentucky Farm Sale’s Team is this beautiful 4 year old, 16 hands bay filly by Fort Prado! Yes, she isn’t a grey, but she does have her father’s ears. Just retired from racing yesterday, she is currently available as a show prospect and will begin Event training soon. Her pedigree is pure royalty on both her sire and dam’s side. Professionals and experienced Amateurs are going to love her.
Watch Me Smok’em (Barn name Stevie) by Fort Prado is a gorgeous youngster who has all the qualities and potential of a serious show competitor. Many are familiar with our Fort Prado horses, and “Stevie” will not disappoint. More postings to come both here and on our Facebook page.
The farm would like to congratulate Bree Robinette and her supportive parents Pete and Jessica, on their purchase of Cape Kimberly (Bella). It’s a perfect fit and are very talented together. Bella and Bree will be working under Pan American Gold Medalist Michael Pollard!
I have to admit that this filly makes my job so easy. She appears to have been doing this all her life, when it’s really her first outing away from the farm. It says a lot about her training and what her future will be! Very suitable for a professional or experienced amateur.
The Area 3 Championships were held at Poplar Place Farm in Hamilton, GA. The show grounds along with gorgeous stadium fences and fresh cross country design were absolutely perfect.
Louis had a great outing and massively improved overall from his placing and performance in 2018. He was a superstar and really proved himself over a true championship cross country course. We finished our division in 5th and was a solid performance to be qualified for the American Eventing Championships (AEC’s) held in my home town of Lexington, KY. The Kentucky Horse Park is quite a jaw dropper.
A box showed up at the farm gate and it was from the Jockey Club. Eor The Terrific (Lou) was recognized as 2018 National Performance Reserve Champion for the Thoroughbred Incentive Program at Training Level Eventing. The award means a lot in so many ways and is important in confirming what we already know about Thoroughbreds. They’re amazing. GO Thoroughbred! GO BIG LOU!