Thundering Roar

Thundering Roar, “Leo”

Leo was adopted in 2015 and lovingly cared for until he was returned to us on December 31, 2021, due to his owner’s health problems.  Leo settled right in and already introduced himself to his turnout buddies.   Leo will be available for adoption in the future, to a local home only.

Bio: Leo is a New York bred who retired from Finger Lakes as a war horse on December 5, 2013. Leon’s trainer said that he had shipped to North Carolina in the beginning of December but was later found elsewhere on the track during an investigation into a missing mare. He was secured for the night and picked up the next day to head to our facility. Leon started racing as a two year old and ran 62 times, with 6 firsts, 6 seconds and 13 thirds, earning $95,030 during his racing career. He is Breeders’ Cup Nominated and has one half sibling and four full siblings.

Upon arrival, Leon had his racing plates removed and had a trim. Thanks to Karen F., Leon received a brand new purple turnout blanket which was put to good use last winter. Leon has been started under saddle and over small courses and enjoys having a job. He has shown twice this season, at our Thoroughbred Jubilee Benefit Horse Show in July and at the Chemung County Fair Horse Show in August. Leon also attended his first hunter pace in September and really enjoyed it! After over a year in our care, Leon was placed into an adoptive home on January 4, 2015 – our first adoption for 2015!

Tracks Attended: Finger Lakes, Aqueduct, Presque Isle Downs, Saratoga and Belmont Park.

Links: Pedigree, Racing Stats, FLF Ad, Bloodline Brag, Baby Photos

Quick Facts:

  • Show Name: Thundering Roar
  • DOB/Age: 02/04/07, 15 years old.
  • Height: 15.2 hands
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Discipline: Hunter/Jumper, Eventer, Hunter Paces

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