He was always small and cute and we thought he’d make a nice little show horse when his career was finished. Fast forward to 2020 when he is now 5 and had been claimed a few times, the owner/breeder couldn’t bear to see him running cheaply and badly any longer, so bought him back from his trainer at Penn National. He’s still very cute but 16 hands! Amazing enough, although he’s run pretty much every month, sometimes twice, during the last three years of his racing career, he was sound as a pound! Katie Walsh was on her way from Massachusetts to pick up Runaway Bull and we told her she must come and look at Fun Prospect. He still had the bewildered look of retirement after a hard life on the racetrack but she immediately took to him and loaded him up too! He’ll get a break and some turn out and she’ll work out what he wants to do in his second career…..she’s just lightly walking him as he was a little thin, but he is coming out of himself and eating better and she can’t wait to get him out for a walk at the beach.
Fun Prospect 2015
Career Racing Summary
Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
39 5 1 3 $88,297
Having fun in the snow
Snows gone – beach time! What an experience for a horse who has been on the track all their life.
I have entered the thoroughbred makeover with ‘Johnny” and just love his wonderful work ethic! Johnny has been just walking and trotting but he can finally bend right! He has put some weight on and is so sweet! I can’t wait till spring so I can get him out on the trails and to little shows!
Update May 2021- living the life!
Fun Prospect is now with Jenny Matusiak and her daughter. He had been nicknamed Johnny but as they already had a Johnny in the barn he is called Queso. Jenny says “He’s an exceptionally sweet boy that is well loved“.