Can’thelpbelieving 2011 – 2023

‘Fat Boy’ or Chubby’ came to us from Ireland as a two year old in 2013.  Poor boy got these nicknames as he was always round.  Not fat, but a round figure!    He ran very competitively for years in Graded Stakes and was beaten just a head in 2017 in a Grade 1.  He turned nine this year and he said he’d had enough, especially in his last race.  Tania Coffey in Colorado had been waiting for him to retire and was so excited for him to head West.  Her vet Sarah Barr was also our vet until she moved to Colorado a few years ago and she was just as excited.  He’s one of those horses you don’t forget!

Tania plans on giving him an easy retirement just trail riding in the hills.

He’s been out there for a couple of weeks now (it’s the last week of October) and thankfully we got him out there when we did as you can see from the photo below….

Can’thelpbelieving 2011

Career Racing Summary
Starts  Firsts  Seconds  Third  Earnings
33        5            10            3     $516,939

Settling in nicely I’d say between hacks!

Wide outdoors….

August 2021 – isn’t he adorable?!

October 2022 – hangin’ out in the mountains!

January 2023

Tanya told us that sadly she had to put Chubby down due to a bad colic.  He had always been a bad cribber and most recently he’d been cribbing extra badly and she had done everything she could to stop it.  He eventually became so full of air his intestine flipped and there was nothing they could do.  He was her ‘special’ horse and is absolutely devastated.   We know he was very loved and had the best care any horse could wish for.  RIP Chubby …….xxx

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