In fact, he wasn't the only one straight from Los Alamitos that night. Hip 71, 3-year-old filly "First Fair Lady, was brought to auction after a dismal performance in her last race. She, along with hip 91, identified after she sold to kill as unraced 4-year-old filly "Ticket To Ride," are now settled in at adopter Kim's.
Hip 99, the El Prado mare "Bruheria," showed up at Mike's Auction, just another used-up broodmare. We identified her via tattoo, and within two hours received a call from former owner Burt Bacharach. He and wife Jane made the commitment to rescue her back, despite not owning her since her last race, nearly a decade ago. We were successful, and Bruheria is now safe and sound at our ranch while arrangements are made to return her to the Bacharach's.
Hip 66, "Drop A Member," a 2-year-old colt, showed up at auction wearing racing plates, and clearly made it long enough at the racetrack to be tattooed, though never raced. Where he came from exactly is still yet to be known, due to the lack of race record. But, with his sweet demeanor, we look forward to adopting him out soon. And surprise! He's not a colt, he's a gelding.
Hip 54, the paint mare and baby, were rescued a couple months back by an auction employee, and LA Pet Rescue opted to add them to their menagerie, as well. To be adoptable soon!
Hip 79, the paint gelding, has been adopted by prior adopter Laura.
And hip 114 and 115, the yearling polo fillies said to be by "Open Guillermo," are safe at Tyger's awaiting transport to their long term foster. They will be available for adoption, once they've been evaluated by a vet. We hope more of the ranch's culls aren't ending up at auctions and feed lots, and have put the offer out there we are happy to help rehome any more they are having trouble placing.
Hip 83, one of the abandoned band of broodmares, is at West Coast Equine Hospital awaiting a pregnancy check and lameness exam. We're hopeful a) no baby in the oven and b) she will be sound enough for a riding future. Oh, and c) we'll be able to ID her very faded tattoo!
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