Fruit...when she arrived!

Fruit's pedigree (click here)

REST IN PEACE Fruit Cocktail 1988-2006

Watch a memorial video of Fruit

Sadly, Fruit passed away on the evening of May 31, 2006 due to a ruptured small intestine from a colic episode. She is in heaven now, running the fields with her Hot Diggity Joe filly that we lost just a month earlier.

Fruit Cocktail

1988 dark bay Thoroughbred mare, 16'2"
By Centrust (Mr. Prospector) out of Fruit Basket (Bold Bidder)

Fruit Arrived to my place on January 15, 2001. She came to fill the hard-to-fill shoes of Tory as chief broodmare of my one-broodmare breeding operation! I discovered Fruit after a long search, looking at dozens and dozens of thoroughbred mares....she fit the bill perfectly! Fruit had a super sweet temperament, plus is a gorgeous low, flat, deep mover. She moved exactly like I like my hunter under saddle horses to move!

Fruit had a shot race career before retiring in New York and becoming a hunter/jumper. Her record was:
39 starts, 3 1sts, 2 2nds, 7 3rds,
Earnings $12,337

VIDEOS of Fruit Cocktail

Fruit trotting
Fruit trotting some more!
More of Fruit trotting
Fruit cantering
Fruit cantering and trotting

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Fruit trotting
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Fruit cantering

Fruit's Foals

Hot Diggity JoeFruit was bred on May 12, 2005 to Hot Diggity Joe Sadly, almost a year later she gave birth to a perfectly-formed stillborn filly - dark bay with a wide white blaze that went all the way over her nose. Fruit kept her record of giving birth in the daylight hours out in the pasture! She never did like her stall very much.

"The Skyscraper" (by Skys Blue Boy)
2002 dark brown filly, 16'2", gorgeous!

The Skyscraper ("Allegro") at one day old

The Skyscraper at 3 months of age

"The Skyscraper" photos taken August 2005 - as a green 3 year old

"Captivate Your Heart" (by The Last Captive)
2004 bay filly, 17 hands.
Placed 5th at the Tom Powers Futurity in Open Hunter Prospect Longe Line,
top 10 at the 2007 Congress in 3yo non-pro HUS and Junior HUS

Captivate Your Heart age 4