Ah, October, the magical time of the year where the burning colors of changing leaves grace the horizon. Many people make a pilgrimage up north throughout this month for some ‘leaf peeping’, but we think it’s also a great time of year to seek out your next OTTB event prospect.
In fact, why not kill two birds with one stone? Here are three nice horses located at the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York. You can make a trip Upstate to check them out and catch a glimpse of the fall foliage at the same time!
This big, solid guy is reported by his trainer to have a nice strong gallop that would take well to a cross country course. His gigantic sloping shoulder suggests he should have a nice jump as well. In addition to his solid build, he seems to be a solid citizen as well, standing and posing nicely and jogging politely for his photo session. Despite having an abscess drained on his left front the week before and missing a shoe on his left hind that day, he totted up soundly.
Aptly named to be featured on a blog, Copy Writer ended his racing career after 61 starts and earned over $111,000. His trainer described him as having “a great, goofy personality without a mean bone in his body” and as a horse who shone in the longer distance races. His sire, Read the Footnotes, has been praised for producing good sport horse prospects.
This filly has sentimental value to her connections, having been bred and raised by her trainer’s brother. Her trainer would love to get regular updates from her new owner! With great manners, clean legs, no stable vices, and the potential to excel in any disciple, what more could you want in a fabulous filly?