Located in Redmond Washington is a beautiful horse training and rehabilitation center. The operations Is called Pegasus, and is owned by prominent horse owner Mark Dedomenico. The operation is top class and Dr. Dedomenico shelled out approximately 25 million to build it. It features a 5/8 mile polytrack (with starting gate), multiple barns, a polytrack arena, equine swimming pool, aqua tred, eight eurocisers, and much more.
Today was a Preview of the 19 horses that are for auction tomorrow. These horses are out of such sires as Stormy Atlantic, English Channel, In Excess etc…. for a full list go here (they also have videos of the horses, and their breezes) : http://www.pegasushorsesale.com/ One important note: All these horses are 2 year olds in training, and have at least 90 days of training behind them.
I arrived at noon, accompanied by my mom and her boyfriend who is part owner of a couple horses here at Emerald Downs. From 10-1pm the horses were available for inspection in their stalls, and could be brought out to walk, and get a closer look at. The horses all looked beautiful, and I got a better understanding of what the people are looking for when they watch the horse ie: the knees and how straight the legs are. A couple horses reared up in the stalls, but other than that most were well behaved.
At 1pm we moved out to the track where we got to watch the horses gallop. They came around twice on the track. Despite the rain, and wind it was a great experience, and great to see such beautiful animals at work. My favorite horse I saw was hip 10: Kokanee Kid, a Florida bred horse out of Milwaukee Brew. He first caught my eye in the barn, where he displayed a bit of spunk and temper. On the track he ran with a smooth gait, and power.
Unfortunately I have a mid-term tomorrow, and can’t attend the sale L, but I am looking forward to see how the horses sell, and plan on following these two year olds through their year.
Thanks for reading,