SIRE: Dane Shadow - DAM: Gone Wild - DAM SIRE: Viscount
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/09/2010 - STARTS: 60:2-8-4 - PRIZEMONEY: $3,590,400 HK
TRAINER: David Ferraris - RE-TRAINER: Tracey Stobie, Taupo NZ
The Sylph or Syd as he is now affectionately know as, arrived in New Zealand on the 24/7/2019. Syd was a soldier on the race track and after many career starts in Hong Kong, Syd has retired sound with no significant Veterinary history to report - His report is available for viewing upon request. He has good clean legs and clean in wind. This horse can Move! He has very good paces and will be a dressage riders dream. He has been hacked out up the trails alone and with a friend. He is very sensible and showing great promise to excel in any discipline. Our Re-Trainer Tracey is taking things slow with Syd, after letting right down since retiring, Tracey is focusing on helping him build up his weight and muscle. She isn't forcing him to learn anything to quickly and letting him settle right into life off the track.
As he was unsure about being hind legs being touched. Tracey and Steve have done wonders in getting him to relax and accepting of having his legs picked up. The trainer did report that in the mounting yard, he would kick out at other horses if they got to close.
Since being in NZ, he has been paddock with another Hong Kong Retiree and ridden out with a friend and so far know signs of kicking, but definitely something one needs to know. We will have more updates as this boy progresses. He is going to be an amazing project for the right person willing to put the time into him and on helping him put on some more weight
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