Upsized (Penny and/or Tiny)


"Upsized" or Penny is a dark bay mare with three socks and chrome by Capsized. Penny is a smallish but very well built mare coming in 15.2hh and approximately 1,000 pounds. She was born in 2007 making her 6 years old. Pippa raced 17 times and made about 23K in total earnings. She sustained a hairline fracture in her last start in her knee and was turned in pasture for a year. Although she is now sound her owners decided not to return her to racing and donated her to Neigh Savers instead. We have current xrays on her showing the fracture has completely healed.

This is a really nice and well put together mare....she is very very affectionate and sweet. Calm under saddle, listens well and has excellent ground manners. We believe she would make an very good children's hunter although we are still working with her to find out what she is best at. Penny is located in the east bay (Brentwood) and may be seen by appointment. You must have an adoption application on file with us to see any horse.

February 2013

For an adoption application and more information about how to schedule a visit with Pippa, please email

- Sweet and affectionate. Pocket Pony.

- Most solid OTTB ever on the ground

- Progressing nicely under saddle

- Gorgeous

- 2nd Cousins to Zenyatta (through Kris. S) and Barbaro (through Roberto).

- Grandsire is Summer Squall - 1990 Preakness Winner

- Great Great Grandsires include - Secretariat, Northern Dancer (The Sire), Majestic Light, Roberto.

- Her pedigree traces further back to Buckpasser (Champion 2 year old, 3 year old, older male and Horse of the Year), Hail To Reason (Champion 2 year old 1960), Dark Star (Kentucky Derby Winner), Swaps (Kentucky Derby winner, 1956 Horse of the Year), Flower Bowl (spectacular race mare and broodmare), Ribot (2 Time winner of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe), Princequillo (leading broodmare sire for 8 years) and Majestic Prince (Kentucky Derby winner).

November 2013

Our beautiful girl has been adopted by a family that recently decided to change their lifestyle and moved into a ranch property north of Sacramento. Merissa and Joe are true animal lovers and are adopting a trio of horses from different rescues. They keep their animals for a lifetime and once theirs are members of the family and nothing is denied them. What a wonderful ending for our sweet little girl!

Neigh Savers Senior Volunteer Rachel Masen is keeping a blog of Penny's journey. It is an interesting read. If you want to take the time to get to know this horse as we are, the blog is worth a read.

Penny's Blog- Week 1

Penny's Blog- Week 4

Penny's Blog- Week 5

Penny's Blog- Week 7

Penny's Blog- Week 8

Penny's Blog- Week 9

Penny's Blog- Week 12

Penny's Blog- Week 15

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