“Joker” is a recent arrival from Penn National’s New Start program. Joker is a 5 year old, 16+ hand bay gelding with a lot of presence. He’s nicely put together and well bred, and seems to have a really sweet temperament. Joker raced 15 times and didn’t have the most illustrious racing career. He retired after his connections realized he wasn’t going to be very competitive.
Joker was reported to be blind in his right eye, having suffered a laceration to his eye when he was only two months. Thankfully though, it happened so early in life that Joker doesn’t know any differently and functions perfectly well with half the usual vision. He trained beautifully, competed easily on the track, and is reported to have been a nice ride.
In the barn, Joker has no apparent vices and has been good to handle. After our first ride on him in February soon after arrival, we decided we would be keeping Joker to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project in October. Joker will be available for adoption at the completion of the competition.