'Imposter' Horse Identified in Missing Jumper Case

A horse that was purported to be missing Irish Sport Horse Good Guinness has been identified as a horse named Con Air. This horse was imported from Holland in 2004, according to New Jersey trainer Frank Madden, who received Con Air in place of Good Guinness last September.

"That's all we know at this point," said Madden said.

California-based trainer Patrick Seaton said he shipped Good Guinness to Madden last fall, in hopes the horse would sell on the East Coast. However, a different horse was delivered to Madden as Good Guinness.

The switch only came to light last week, when Seaton went to check on Good Guinness at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.

Since distributing a flyer about the missing horse, Seaton says he has received several suggestions.

"We have a few leads, and we're following up on them," Seaton said.

(UPDATE, March 13)

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