Fear the Turtle is a 6 YO West Virginia-bred, Maryland-sired gelding who has won nearly half of his career starts and has earned nearly $130,000 in lifetime earnings.
Since he was sired by Great Notion, Fear the Turtle is eligible to run in Maryland Million races. He is also eligible to run in WV stakes races, as a WV-bred.
Fear the Turtle's sire, Great Notion, has been the leading Maryland sire and one of the leading Mid-Atlantic sires for several straight years.
Despite being a very large horse, Fear the Turtle has demonstrated the ability to be competitive at the allowance level at the Charles Town "bullring" and we think he will greatly improve with the change to a larger track like Laurel Park.
We plan to race Fear the Turtle at the allowance and stakes level in Maryland and West Virginia this fall.
We claimed this horse out of his last race at Charles Town, in which he broke very poorly, made a nice middle move, and only lost by 1 3/4 lengths.
The horse will be training under Jesse Cruz at the Pimlico training center.