In the market for an OTTB? You’re in luck. This Saturday’s Presque Isle Downs Showcase in Erie, PA, is to OTTB shopping what Black Friday at Wal-Mart is to doorbuster deal-hunters (hopefully without all the hair-pulling, fistfights and human stampedes. Although, if the right OTTB at the right price came along I can see things getting a bit ugly….)
Just kidding. Everybody wants the best for these ex-racers, who instead of returning to the track next season will be looking for new homes and new careers. Could one be your next event horse?
Somebody PLEASE go snatch up this guy, Succesful Brothers (Invasor (ARG) – Contagious (GB), by Polar Falcon). Ooh la la! Photo via CANTER PA.
The showcase is organized by CANTER PA, which released a preliminary preview of 27 available horses earlier this week — you can check it out here. CANTER notes, “This is our current list but we will continue to work with trainers leading up to the event so we expect some additions and possibly a few retractions. This is just a taste of the event we planned — hope to see you there!”
If you’re not in the area, take heart: contact info on the horses will be released the day of the showcase to accommodate out-of-state buyers while still being fair to those traveling to the event.
Here’s a sneak preview (for larger photos, video links and more information on each more, have a look at the preview):
Gimme a Double – 2008 bay gelding. $800
Stricks Fast Gun – 2009 bay gelding, 15.2 hands. $1500
Yerald – 2012 bay gelding, 16.3 hands. $3000
Sounds Elusive – 2011 bay gelding, 16.1 hands. $2500
Socksonfire – 2013 chestnut gelding, 16.1 ½ hands. $2500
Shacked Up – 5yr old dark bay gelding. $1200.
Seven Day Fool – 2009 bay gelding, 16.1 hands. $3000
Safety Valve – 2006 bay gelding, 15.3 hands. $3000
The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Presque Isle Downs & Casino (8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, Pennsylvania 16509). For more info email [email protected] and check in with the event’s Facebook page for all the latest updates.