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LuckyI'mbarefoot re-homed and ready for new career

Sep 15, 2016

The Matthew Williams trained warrior, LuckyI'mbarefoot may have ran his last race, but the big lovable gelding who raced at five consecutive Warrnambool May Carnivals won't have long to kick up his feet before entering a new phase in his competitive life.

After a month or so of due diligence in finding a suitable home, the Williams stable have found the perfect placement for the affectionately named 'Footy'.

Kerrie Bowman, a competitive eventing rider from Millicent in South Australia will take over the reins on the rising 10YO.

Ultra Williams, Racing Manager for the Williams stable, and wife of trainer Matthew, was more than happy when relaying the news to owners.

"Kerrie intends to begin Footy's education with some dressage and show jump training which I am sure he will enjoy.

It is very rewarding to be able to give Footy a new career beyond racing after he was such an honest racehorse to us. I am sure Kerrie will enjoy him as much as we did." 

In the last phase of his racing days, Footy enjoyed popping over a few logs and hurdles for Matthew, showing some talent that will help him in his new environment.

On behalf of all owners, Darren & Liz Dance's Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock would like to thank Matthew, Ultra, Sarah Woodhouse and the entire Williams Racing team for the wonderful care they took of Footy during his racing career and also for finding him a loving home.

With that we wish Kerrie and Footy a happy new journey, one we will happily follow, knowing he has a home for life. (Main photo is of Footy in his new surroundings)

(Dean Yendall winning at Terang in February, 2012.)

Racing Career:

64 starts: 10 wins ~ 6 seconds ~ 4 thirds

Prizemoney: $326,641

Metro Wins: Three city wins all at Sandown

Other Highlights: Two Winter Championship wins, both at Cranbourne; 2015 May Carnival win at the Bool

May Carnival Record: 2012 (2nd); 2013 (7th); 2014 (2nd); 2015 (1st); 2016 (8th)

Article - Peter Morganti