A veteran of the California racetracks, NC CASEY JONES is a handsome 2003 15.2h chestnut French-Egyptian stallion who is now beginning his career at stud in Colorado. He descends from France’s highly successful Manganate line through his sire Makzan, whose dam was sired by the Comet son Badr Badur. Casey’s dam, Shes The Most, is by the noted straight Egyptian stallion MHF Eclipse. This combination of bloodlines has produced a horse with the strength and substance of the French and the speed and beauty of the Egyptian, proven by his record on the racetrack and his retention of Arabian type.
NC CASEY JONES has outstanding balanced form-to-function conformation. He has an excellent long, laid back shoulder with a high neck set which tapers into a very clean throatlatch and attractive head. He has a deep heart girth and good withers which will keep a saddle in place. A short back, long hip and high tail set, well let down hocks and knees, substantial bone and large feet round out this total performance package. His clean legs and soundness after eight years of racing are a testament to his correct mechanics.
Under the stewardship of owner/trainer Leisa Belser, NC CASEY JONES won at distances from 4-/2 f up to 1-1/16m. He splashed upon the scene his three year old year with his win of the lucrative California Firecracker Stakes at Los Alamitos and over his career racked up an additional four stakes wins and seven stakes seconds or thirds. One of his most remarkable wins was his last when he came out of retirement in the fall of 2013 to win the Wathba Stud Farms Cup at Fresno.
In the state renown for micro-breweries, Franktown Downs Arabians is a micro-farm situated at 6800 ft in the historic Franktown neighborhood of Russellville, the site where gold was first discovered in Colorado in 1859. Thousands of years of buffalo migration molded the land into the short grass prairie so sought after for grazing. A few stands of ponderosa pine for wind break, excellent water, and good feed allow horses to thrive here in a natural, outdoor setting. The farm is owned and operated by long-time endurance rider Holly Ulyate.