Name: Gabe’s Pride
Barn Name: Gabe
Birth Year: 2009
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Dark Bay
Location: Harmony & Hope Horse Haven, Arizona
Career Highlights: Gabe raced mainly in blue collar claiming company although he did have a few stakes races…the Alberta Bred Stakes (finished first) & the Daily Courier Inaugural Stakes. He also raced in three black type stakes races, the Red Diamond Express Handicap, the Western Canada Handicap & the Canadian Juvenile Stakes. However, he failed to hit the board in any of his black type races.
Total Earnings: $115,806.
Last Race: 10/21/2018
Dam: Gabe’s Prospect (Allen’s Prospect)
Other Pedigree Notables: Danzig, Mr. Prospector, Northern Dancer
Description: Gabe is a racetrack warrior and was privately purchased for retirement, as he more than earned it over a lifetime of work.
Update November 2019: After a year in retirement we are happy to report that Gabe is thriving with aftercare foundation Harmony & Hope Horse Haven in Arizona. We bought Gabe directly off track in a private purchase from the trainer-owner at Portland Meadows. Purchase, transportation and medical for Gabe amounted to $3,585. We also sent him with a $10,000 trust fund for his support paid out over a year.
Gabe first caught our attention when he was racing at Los Alamitos in the same race as Cowtownmary, a gelding we were watching and subsequently retired. Ultimately, Gabe raced 77 times and earned $115,806. He’s what you might describe as a hard knocking blue collar horse, even though he’s a son of Langfuhr and raced a few times in stakes and black type stakes races, he was primarily a claimer.
It was definitely time to retire this guy….upon full evaluation it was found he had some pretty severe arthritic changes to his left front.