Gracie Merlot is a coming 6 year old mare that retired through Parx Racing’s Turning For Home program in January of 2017. She raced just over 40 times and proved she must be made of iron because she retired with pretty clean legs and very sound. Our vet eval performed soon after she arrived did not find any reason to put limitations on her next home. While Gracie was initially adopted after passing her PPE with flying colors, she was returned soon after when she started looking off behind after a few days in her new home. After a few days rest she’s been back to her old self. X-rays are all clean, she flexes sound, and our vet thinks she just did something silly in the field like horses tend to do and there’s no concern moving forward!
With no known history of injury at the racetrack, we still hope this mare will go on to prove a loyal and possibly competitive partner for her next rider. Though we haven’t had a chance to sit on her yet, TFH knew and is very familiar with one of her full brothers and hopes she’ll prove just as cool in the right hands.
We have been able to free jump Merlot and she is an incredibly talented jumper and seems to enjoy it. No fear in this one, and she’s also proving to be one very intelligent mare in addition to simply nice to work around. She’d make a great addition to any barn.
Merlot will be available for adoption for $2,500 and should be considered by serious competitors and professionals.