Aristotle - Prospect Street, by Fortunate Prospect | 2005 Gelding -
A charmer despite his hard early life. His damsire is Fortunate Prospect. His mother's damsire was Exceller
April 2009 the state of New York seized 177 malnourished horses from breeder Ernie Paragallo. The Humane Society for Columbia and Greene Counties, NY incurred a cost of some $100,000 for their care, but local Coxsackie residents responded with a huge outpour of feed, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) made a major donation, and among many in racing, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and their partners Hallway Feeds, Pfizer and UPS provided feed and supplies. Old Friends is among those who gave a Paragallo horse a home.
Our colt, a grandson of Fortunate Prospect, arrived nameless, gaunt and stunted. Early in life he'd fractured an ankle that had not been repaired. But it took us all of two minutes to fall in love with his trusting nature and the gleam of fun in his eye. We held a “name the horse” contest and are delighted with the winning entry, Escapedfromnewyork.
Escapedfromnewyork is a quick learner, but it's we humans who can learn the most from him. Besides his own hard early life, his mother's damsire was Exceller, the great victor over Seattle Slew and Affirmed in the Jockey Club Gold Cup who died in a European slaughterhouse. Yet, one look in his perky eyes shows he doesn't dwell on the negatives. Since arriving at Old Friends, he's grown and relishes his new energy with an eagerness that charms all.
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Modified On: 8/5/2014
Bred in NY by Paraneck Stables. Foaled March 7, 2005
Did not race
Joined Old Friends: April 2009
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