The Liver Is Evil
9-year-old Florida-bred gelding (born, 2005)
by Meadowlake-Appealing Baby
Career (2009): 9-2-1-2, $10,154

He had ability on the track and he’s currently enjoying himself and pleasing those around him as a family horse and barrel racer. 

The Liver Is Evil got his name from original owners Tim Dore and Denice Moewes of the Bull Stick Stable.

On the track, he got off to a great start, winning his career debut at Emerald Downs in 2008.  He was claimed from that race and would continue his efforts for Betty and the Boys, trainer Robbie Baze.

“He was a hard trying horse,” said Baze.  “The thing you remember most about him was his disposition.  He was great to have around the barn.  You knew he’d end up doing something after his racing days.” 

His second win came later that fall at Portland Meadows.  By winter he needed time away from training and the The Liver Is Evil’s groom, Rodrigo Perez, got a request in quickly.

“Rodrigo knew all about him and brought his wife (Amy Perez) by the barn to see him,” said Baze.  “Everybody really liked this horse and Amy was no different.”

Amy Perez is a life-long lover of horses.  She owned her own horse before age 10 and rode several years before that.  She gave “Evil” time off to recuperate and he immediately became friends with other pasture horses and the Perez extended family.

“He’s got those big, pretty eyes and a flowing mane,” said Perez.  “Seems everyone’s attracted to him right away and as soon as you touch him, he’s in your pocket, introducing himself.”

He was easy for Perez to build trust with.  She took him to barrel races to observe and he picked it up.  Last summer, Perez rode him, her six-year-old son rode him and Perez’s race-car driving sister Kim Parker rode him.  He won first place in his barrel racing category.  This summer, Perez is doing the riding and they’re looking at many events.

“He’s the best mentality horse I’ve ever had,” said Perez.  I’ve bonded with him like no other.  The whole family just loves him.  He’s a permanent fixture!”

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