Leaving no trace is back in our lives again! A little more than
three-years-ago we went down to Preston, Idaho a couple of weeks before the
Bosen Production Sale to see some of the foals that would be going through the
ring. The prettiest little long-legged, unweaned buckskin filly spotted our son
Nick, then 11-years-old, and spent an entire morning following him around. She
didn't care if her mom didn't like it, she liked Nick and she was hanging with
him! A couple of weeks later, Nick bought her in the Bosen Sale. Buckskins have
always been his favorite.
brought her home, and a year later, Nick had the opportunity to do some
dealing, which he did -- and "Trace" went to Washington where she became a race
prospect. Because of
an injury (a quarter crack, from which she healed 100%), she didn't run as a two-year-old, but she did do a lot of trail
riding and got in a lot of riding hours and miles.
year she had a about three starts on the track, and though she breaks
like lightning and has some speed, she didn't like racing much. Trace's
owner contacted us, another deal was made, and Nick got Trace back.
of running Quarter Horse
carries the bloodline
of Azure Te, through his son
Dillard One, si 94 (out of
Miss Breeze Bar),
as well as connections to Three Bars, World Champion
Twist, Three Oh's,
Bold Ruler, Royal Charge, Shue
Fly, Top Deck,
Leo, Miss Meyers, and
is dam to 2 Quarter Horse Foals and 3 Appaloosas.
Just one is a starter. Her 2nd
Miss Sal Blue, placed to 3. She is dam of 5 Quarter
starters, 1 ROM, and dam of 2
Appaloosas, 1 winner, 2 ROM.
Trace's third dam,
Sal Twist (by Hard
Twist), placed at 2. She is dam of 15 foals, 14 starters, 8
winners, 7 ROM, including
War Chic Twist 22 wins to 10 and Miss Chic Twist si 95 5 wins to 3.
LEAVING NO TRACE is
a growthy filly -- she is over 15.3 hands and growing (as a reference, in the
photo above, Nick is 6-1 and weighs 215#). She moves really well and uses her
hind end well as she moves. Trace is totally correct, very nicely
made -- and she is incredibly sweet and kind (with plenty of fire at the right
moments). She is beautiful, intelligent, and she loves people, she's well broke
-- but green (she's hardly been ridden at all this year). Unfortunately, we have
not yet put her into barrel training (our Rare News son in race training has
taken all our extra funds). Thirty or sixty days would make all the difference
on this good mare.
stands still when you get on
and off, she responds well
to leg pressure, lopes nice circles and is eager to go, but she's stubborn
about round-pen work. Trace seems to want to get on with the real work,
not just do busy work -- but she needs groundwork.
100% sound, very easy to
catch and work with. She leads, loads, trims, clips. She has a nice stop and
a soft mouth. She is a beautiful horse with a lot of potential
she needs someone who wants to work with her.
LEAVING NO TRACE IS OFFERED FOR SALE. Trace
needs a job real bad and Nick has decided he needs a truck more than he needs a
horse......So, this nice horse is for sale. She will made a beautiful,
barrel or rope horse --
plus, with her bloodlines, she can produce good barrel horses when her career is
over. Priced at
us for new price!
SOLD HERE 7-17-07.
Trace is going to a great new home in Sacramento, California!
Photos above, under saddle,
taken June 21, 2007.
Right off the
track, August 2006.
Leaving No Trace's sire is King of the Lanes, a beautiful 1997 buckskin
stallion, by Lanes Leinster, si 101 and out of Traceana, si 94, a palomino mare by Speckled Trace (by Three Oh's). King of the Lanes was unplaced in 3 starts at 2. His oldest foals are
2-year-olds in 2003. He is sire of two starters, two winners, one stakes placed (Miss Hempen Lein).
is a stakes winner of $342,780, sire of 186 ROM and 15 stakes winners, with earnings of $1,815,238, including Champagne Lane, si 106, Just Down the Lane, si 103, and Macs Leinster Band, si 106.
King of the Lanes is owned by Suzanne Grusendorf and stands at Outback Stallion Station, in Caldwell, ID, 208/454-5551.