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    07-19-2010, 04:25 PM
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Hey everybody,

Just a little while after I posted my "Eventer Wanted" thread, we found a 2000 bay TB gelding named Class Sprite. He has awesome bloodlines (Secretariat grandson), a great USEA record and a sweet personality, but his current owner can't find out much about his past so I am trying to find facts. All I know is that he competed on the East Coast up till last year at Training level with his owner, and that he was a steeplechaser before that. Also, he was a stallion until about 3 months ago. It appears that he was completely dumped by his owners, ended up with somebody in MD, and then his current owner picked him up from there about 2 1/2 months ago and brought him here to Colorado. He was skin and bones then, although he is not a hard keeper, and is very whip-shy. We're trying to figure out why such a nice horse was abandoned so quickly...anybody know anything about him?
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    07-19-2010, 06:27 PM
Try contacting the Jockey Club - you can get to his registered owners and try tracing him that way.
    08-18-2010, 11:29 PM
Oh, ok...maybe I will do that. We're pretty sure we're going to buy him, anyway, but it'd be nice to know more about him. :) We've gotten him vet-checked and he is in super health...a bit of mild soreness in his right hock, but that's to be expected of a horse that was a steeplechaser and then an eventer. So that's not why he was abandoned. Please, anybody, feel free to post here if you think you might know something about him!
    08-19-2010, 06:02 PM
Brickland Eventing

MCTA HT - 3rd Training - Emily & Class Sprite
Loudoun PC HT - 10th Training - Emily & Class Sprite
Morven Park HT - 3rd Novice - Emily & Class Sprite
Southern Pines I HT - 2nd Beginner Novice - Emily & Class Sprite
CVACTA Combined Test - 2nd Novice - Emily & Class Sprite

This one showed up on Google, but I can't find Class Sprite
"... hurdles Class Sprite. Clog Hoofer is a weanling of 2005 by Senor Speedy and out of the Northern Dancer mare Hanoof. Senor Speedy is a New York stallion ..."
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They seem to have a lot of 'Class' horses, maybe they know Class Sprite or bred him? They're website is horrible, but on the 'News and Info' page they have a text with 'Steeplechasing'.

I would definitely check with the Jockey club and see if he if he was tattoo'd at some point. Do you know who his sire and dam was? That would help with the information search.
    08-19-2010, 06:53 PM
Yes I actually did a google search on him too and managed to find his pedigree...at least I think it's his. That's how I know he's a Secretariat grandson...his father is Class Secret, who apparently turns out some decent Steeplechasers. The website, though, I will be looking into...it looks like Brickland Eventing is the farm he competed through, with Emily Beshear. I wonder if there's any contact info on there...
    08-19-2010, 06:56 PM
Ok im sorry this is off topic but I have been trying to find out how to start my own thread and im havin a hell of a time.. lol can I get direction please..lol
    08-19-2010, 08:33 PM
Class Secret Grandson in the news:
Class Bopper leads all the way to win Ferguson Memorial - Thoroughbred Times

I also thought this was interesting:
"Class Secret, a twelve-year-old son of Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner, had to be euthanized after a mare he was mounting broke his leg"

Class Sprite was also mentioned here:
Scroll down to the big post with the list
Or go here (same thread, better format)
Horse Racing Forum - PaceAdvantage.Com - Horse Racing Message Board - First Woman Jockey

(Petty??) Lilith Boucher
Mede Cohaba Stable (guys with horrible website)

Potomac Hunt Races Attract Hundreds to Bittersweet Field
"Adding to the popularity of this race, Potomac member Mignon Smith’s horse, Class Sprite, won a decisive victory over Bruce Smart’s Lord Emulous."

Lilith Boucher is mentioned as a trainer.

"The others in the field are: Meadow, Say What You See, Orchid Princess, Desert Swing, Class Sprite, and Mulahen."

That's about all I'm able to find. Good luck!
    08-21-2010, 12:56 PM
Originally Posted by KatCashen    
ok im sorry this is off topic but I have been trying to find out how to start my own thread and im havin a hell of a time.. lol can I get direction please..lol

You just click on the Horse Forum.com logo at the top of the page, then select the category you want to post in, and then when the page comes up, then click the small "New Thread" button at the top of the result list.
    08-21-2010, 12:57 PM
Two geldings, thank you so much for finding all those links...I will definetly take a look at them! :)
    08-28-2010, 09:28 PM
Find anything out on your mystery horse? :)

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