’08 Derby runner Z Fortune looks for a home

by | 05.04.2011 | 7:29am

Z Fortune, who ran 10th to Big Brown in the 2008 Kentucky Derby, has been retired and is awaiting adoption at the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption facility in Lexington, Ky.  The program's Anna Ford describes Z in a post to the New York Times' The Rail blog:

“Z Fortune spent the winter at a farm in Lexington and was gelded before going the New Vocations facility in Lexington, Ky. In April he was started back under saddle in light training. It quickly became apparent that he not only had a great disposition but as most thoroughbreds he loved having a job again. He does have some arthritic changes in his left front ankle, but he has remained sound for flat work and should be fine for lower level dressage.

Z Fortune has also proven to enjoy trail riding. He has been out and around the farm with no problems. He goes along with a ton of confidence, which should come as no surprise from a horse who has already performed in front of more than 150,000 screaming fans.”

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