At Abbey Thoroughbreds we always try to find good homes for our horses and last week we managed to find an exceptional home for two of our retired racehorses – Flingitnow and Morally Bankrupt.
We originally purchased Flingitnow (now 8 years old) as a yearling at the Classic Sale, feeling that he would be our next champion. He was the first foal out of a Flying Spur mare called Purespeed. We got his name from the movie Madagascar, where the monkeys were fond of saying “if you’ve got any poo, fling it now”.
Unfortunately after our purchase, Flingitnow had a few problems and he didn’t show us enough to front up at the Magic Millions 12 months later and chase the next Purespeed foal by More Than Ready who went on to race under the name Sebring.
Although we managed to win one race with Flingitnow, it’s fair to say he would have difficulty running fast enough to fling any poo at his younger brother, but he will make a great eventing horse and loved being schooled over the jumps in a last ditch attempt to find that extra length (or 10) that was sadly lacking on the track.
Morally Bankrupt (well-named we thought as he was by Secret Savings) was purchased at the Scone yearling sale. Despite being a magnificent strong type he also was limited in ability on track.
Hoping for more success in warmer climates both Flingitnow and Morally Bankrupt were due to be leased to connections in Queensland who unfortunately were not able to put either horse in work due to personal issues and the two geldings were left unridden in a paddock for over twelve months, then returned to us.
Both horses were sound and good to ride, and had become best mates during their time in the paddock, so after advertising them on the net, a lovely lady came to watch them be ridden, and ended up taking both to train as potential eventers. We are extremely pleased they have found a good home, and pleased that they’ve stayed together for the time being, and are keen to watch their progress in the equestrian world.