The 4-year-old filly was, aside from our bids, nothing more than slaughter fodder, and Don Chupe was, like Boston Baked Bean, Everynow And Then, Mi Gatita, and many more well-conditioned Thoroughbreds at auction before him, a prime buy for match racers.
A huge thank you to Kim for her offering to buy both and take them home. Don Chupe will never see a match race, and Threeoffthetee is not, as she nearly ended up, on a one-way trip to Mexico.
Instead, both babies, once they recover, will have a solid future of care and love.
Ps. The filly had a pregnancy check yesterday, and she is not in foal to a "high-priced Friesian or Andalusian," as we were told. What she does have are sore tendons and a traumatized demeanor, requiring a long rehab before she can be safely put up for adoption. For such a young horse, she has been through so much. In time, those sweet eyes will shine again.