I've been trying to find out more about my horse's past (who owned him, training he's had etc.) but I'm kind of stuck. I know the man we bought him from and the name of the women that registered him but I can't find out anything else. When he was a two year old he raced in Illinois and I wanted to find out more information about that and about who raised him and trained him. He's registered with the AQHA. Is there a way to look stuff like this up?
I'd guess that AQHA (or whatever organization covers QH racing) would have his race record and the owner of record when those races took place. This is assuming you have his registration information- name and/or number?
Well, he was faster than somebody :) In fairness to him, we had a really nice gelding - his 2yo season he was slower than a backwards donkey.. at the end they wondered if they should just rehome him as he was so slow. As luck would have it, they gave him another chance as a 3yo - he won a listed race and placed in a group. He went on to be sold to Dubai for a pretty penny; where he finished out his career before being rehomed to his original stable lass. Sometimes they just need that bit more time :)