YOU MAY have heard about the hit song ‘A horse with no name’ by 70’s band, America. But have you heard about the horse with no tail?
Find my Tail is making waves in the horse racing community after its maiden win at Royal Wagga, but more notably for the fact the stallion was born without a tail.
Local trainer Kerry Weir’s aptly named addition, is beginning to amass a cult following after its strong performance taking out the honors in race three on Monday.
Find my Tail was one of a number of foals born to group one winning racehorse, Shellscrape without a tail. But is one of the only ones to make it to the racetrack after Weir Racing Stables picked it up.
“I actually thought he was joking when I first heard about it,” said Weir.
“He’s a pretty rare commodity but he’s a nice little horse with only five or six starts for a win and a couple of placing’s which isn’t too bad.”
It was a good day at Royal Wagga for Weir and his team bagging two winners and a place out of his four runners on the day with locally owned horse Jounama also getting a win.
Stable jockey, Megan Taylor, who rode the two winners, gained a lot of confidence in her ability after slowly recovering from a car accident late last year.
But as for Find my Tail, its growing following is picking up momentum and while he may seem unusual it’s a waiting game to see how the stallion develops into the future.
“Call it a freak but he was born like it,” Weir said.
“It was a pretty strong race on Monday and he jumped up to that level and handled it well so it will be interesting to see how far he does go.”