Huey's true identity has been found! Click here to read the whole story! Thank you everyone who assisted us, helpful posters on the Chronicle Forums and particularly the courteous folks at the Jockey Club.
Huey is "Word by Word" a March 2, 2000 Thoroughbred by "West by West" out of "Word Harvest". His tattoo reads "D16521". He primarily raced on Mountaineer Race Track (and casino) between 2003 and 2007.
But we aren't done yet! We are looking for photos, stories, or just a quick "check in" with anyone who can fill us in on his past. Got photos of Word by Word racing? Remember seeing him on the track? Were you his trainer, owner, groom or jockey? Get in touch!!
EMAIL:View Word by Word's Past Performances / Lifetime Starts report
Please pass this on to your horse friends and folks in the racing industry!
Huey (More photos at bottom!)
Searching for information about our new horse! Photos, stories etc.
"Huey" is very loved, well cared-for, and living the good life in Vermont. He is learning dressage and just enjoying being a part of the family. We purchased Huey in March of 2008. We were able to trace his tattoo with the JC and are now looking for photos and info about him. Get in touch. We love this guy! See photos at bottom. More photos on request.
Registered: Word by Word
Sire: West by West
Dam: Word Harvest
Born: March 2, 2000 in KY
Barn Name: "Huey" (came with him, but might not be his original name)
Color: Liver Chestnut. Mane and tail darker than body.
Raced: Mountaineer Race Track (and casino) between 2003 and 2007.
Last owner: Nicole Brinkley
Last trainer: Franklin Brinkley
Race Record: View Word by Word's Past Performances / Lifetime Starts report
Markings: - Star-stripe, even and mostly symmetrical.
- Disconnected nickel-sized snip between nostrils (seasonal, there in winter, faded in summer)
- quarter-sized patch of roan-white hairs on left-side jaw
- no white on legs
- hooves dark-brown-gray, med-large hooves
- large pink spot half-way on his "you know what"
- slightly sooty knees, croup, and very sooty mane and tail (sometimes almost looks "bay"). Mane a few shades darker than tail.
- a couple of "Bend Or" (pale black spots) on left hip
Lip Tattoo: D16521
Origin: Purchased March of 2008 from a horse trader in Pennsylvania.
Build: Thin, athletic, a little awkward.
Offset "bench" knees
Big boned for a TB
When moving tends toward up-headedness
Personality: Gentle, Happy, Quiet, somewhat aloof.
Likable guy, horse people always like him
Loves food. Never late for supper.
Dislikes flies (who doesn't).
Quiet in pasture.
Respects the fence.
Lower-man on totem-pole.
Good in traffic on roads
Hates walking in mud
Sensitive to aids
Reacts to "clucking" and not words (i.e. "trot" doesn't mean much to him)
Very, very calm around machinery and commotion
Contact: Please leave a comment on post or email