PERSONALIZED 1990 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011


                                                   photo by Rick Capone

Precisionist - Ski Title - Baldski      bay mare

Obit:
Personalized, one of only four foals produced by Hall of Fame champion Precisionist, has died.

The 21-year-old mare was humanely euthanized at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, where she had been pensioned since 2008. The mare was discovered in her paddock having suffered a fractured hip.

“We welcomed Personalized to Old Friends because of our great love for her sire but it wasn’t long before her kind eyes and gentle disposition made her special regardless of her lineage,” said Old Friends president and founder, Michael Blowen.

Owned and bred by Florida-based Fred Hooper, who also bred her sire, Personalized (Precisionist – Ski Title, by Baldski) only had eight starts in her career and no wins, earning only $1,050.  She was discovered in a feedlot Yakima, WA in 2008 by the Columbia Basin Equine Rescue and then found a permanent home at Old Friends.

Her sire, multiple stakes-winner Precisionist, was a 1985 Eclipse Champion sprinter and Hall of Fame inductee. Retired at 6, Precisionist was found to be nearly infertile and returned to racing at age 8. He died in 2006 due to complications from cancer.

History:
In 2006 Old Friends was extremely fortunate to provide a home to Hall of Fame horse Precisionist.  He was with us only a few bittersweet months as he fought a losing battle with cancer.  We still miss him.  Though Precisionist was all but unbeatable on the track, he was not able to pass along his talents, since he was nearly infertile.  He sired only four foals.  In 2009 good fortune almost beyond belief allowed Old Friends to give a home to one of the four.  Personalized is bay instead of her sire's rich red, but she strongly resembles him.  She combines a graciousness like his with a sweet nature all her own.

PRECISIONIST
ch 1981
CROZIER
b 1958
MY BABU
b 1945
DJEBEL
PERFUME II
MISS OLYMPIA
b 1952
OLYMPIA
VAKLINA MARI
EXCELLENTLY
b 1972
FORLI
ch 1963
ARISTOPHANES
TREVISA
POLINISS
b 1961
GREEK GARNE
POLORIOT
SKI TITLE
b 1985
BALDSKI
dkbbr 1974
NIJINSKY II
b 1967
NORTHERN DANCER
FLAMING PAGE
TOO BALD
dkbbr 1964
BALD EAGLE
HIDDEN TALENT
TAINTED TITLE
b 1972
VAGUELY NOBLE
b 1965
VIENNA
NOBLE LASSIE
TATALLAH
b 1966
TATAN
LEALLAH
Pedigree generated by PedigreeQuery.com

Bred in FL by F. W. Hooper. Foaled April 7 1990

8 Starts, 0 Wins, 0 Places, 0 Shows. Career Earnings: $1,050

Racing Owner: F. W. Hooper
Trainer: L. R. Fenstermaker
Jockeys: M. A. Lee, D. Penna, M. Guidry, C. Lopez, S. Gonzalez, Jr., M. Castaneda, V. G. Navarro

Raced at: Calder Race Course, Gulstream Park, Hollywood Park, Del Mar

Joined Old Friends May 2009

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