"Shay" is a 1994 mare by Incinderator and out of Lookin Like A Lady (by Skywalker). A granddaughter of Northern Dancer, and multiple stakes winner, earning $122,694 on the track. As a broodmare, her progeny included the multiple stakes placed mare Getback Time (by Gilded Time), winner of $384,050. Her Tribal Rule filly Maddog Maddie even ran today, at Charlestown, and granddaughter Ihavetogo (by Showing Up) broke her maiden at Golden Gate Fields, just a few days ago.
But as happens to so many of these successful racehorses, broodmares, and matriarchs, once they prove infertile, they are discarded. And rather than be retired at 19-years-old, this elderly track-broke broodmare was sent off to become a "riding horse."
Instead, within a few months, she was found emaciated, needing rescue. Thankfully, a private party took her and another emaciated mare in, but both now need to find a permanent landing ASAP.
Shay is a very gentle mare, but shows the signs of having led a long life as a broodmare. She needs retirement, and sanctuary. As does the 20-something year old mare she was rescued with, who also has a great deal of weight left to gain.
If you can provide a forever retirement home to one or both of these mares, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not looking for fosters, nor are we able to take them in, as we are not set up as a long term sanctuary. The mares are in the Southern California area, but per the owners request, their location will only be revealed to an approved home. Please share so we can find these mare's forever safety. Thank you.