Name: Nagy’s Piggy Bank

Barn Name: Nagy

Birth Year: 2008

Gender: Gelding

Height: 16.2

Color: Chestnut

Location: Norco, CA

Starts/Win/Place/Show: 47/16/7/7

Career Highlights: This tough racing gelding hit the board 30 out of his 47 races, quite an accomplishment. He has raced in 6 black type stakes races, winning the Pete Condellone Memorial Stakes at Fairmont Park in 2012 as well in coming in second in 2013 and also coming in second in the Lightning Jet Handicap at Hawthorne. He raced very competitively on the east coast before being transferred to the west coast.

Total Earnings: $374,313

Last Race: 1/19/2018

Sire: Cherokee Rap

Dam: Robbin Banks (Robin Des Pins)

Other Pedigree Notables: Runaway Groom, Pleasant Colony, Nureyev, Northern Dancer

Description: This big chestnut may have an enviable racing record but he’s just a big sweetheart. He loves people and other horses and craves attention. He’s a hard working boy and after his last race January 2018 was “hired” as an outrider at the Los Alamitos race track. In other words, he’s dead broke to ride because he was a former track pony. Unfortunately, track ponies, especially those as outriders (they have to catch all the loose and misbehaving horses) are worked extremely hard. They are ridden 4 – 5 hours a day, pretty much 7 days a week. This was too much for him and he became very thin and was frankly exhausted. Luckily through our trainer contact at the track we were able to retire him. He’s already gained a lot of weight back and is ready to go on to his next life. We think he would make an excellent trail horse with his good disposition and level head.

Update October 2018:  Hero was adopted by Susan C and lives in Burbank adjacent to the LA Equestrian Center and urban trails.