Maryland sits conveniently in the heart of Area II, and there are heaps of superstars waiting to take on their next career. From those who raced at Laurel Park to Pimlico, here’s our Weekly OTTB wishlist from Cosequin thanks to our friends at CANTER Maryland.
Meet “Buzz Lite” – Trust us, this guy is adorable and good looking! This 4YO, 15.2H liver chestnut gelding has a beautiful, refined face with a flashy little blaze, and he is a big barn favorite, sweet as can be. His exercise rider described his temperament as ‘kid safe’ – he is a pleasure to ride and a pleasure to work with on the ground. He has been racing sound (he just ran last week) but he just isn’t running well enough to justify keeping him on the track. He does have an old sesamoid that has healed up fine enough for him to have returned to racing on. His current trainer is also his owner and breeder, and wants to make sure he gets a great home.
Located at Laurel Park in Laurel, Md.
With over 50 starts and $165K in earnings, “Abby” is a legitimate War Horse! And those of us who love our OTTBs know that War Horses are often the most sound and battle-tested…. and Abby is no exception. This completely sound, 6-year-old, 15.3-hand mare has no vices, and even though she could continue racing, her connections want to find her the perfect home while her future has no limitations. And she has an adorable jog to boot – be sure to check out her video!
Located in Monmouth Park, NJ for the summer meet, but will return to Pimlico.
The “Duke” is definitely the barn mascot for his team. His owner/trainer is so fond of Duke that when he stopped racing 2 years ago he decided to keep him in the barn due to his easy going temperament and calming influence on other horses. That means that Duke has already been let down, even though he resides at Pimlico. Even better, he has been barefoot for a while, and goes out walking and jogging with no shoes and no foot issues. Duke is sound and has no vices. This 10-year-old grandson of Dynaformer is just shy of 16.2H and a lovely light gray. Duke’s trainer is committed to finding the right home for him to start his next career and is willing to negotiate the price for the “right fit”.
Located at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md.