Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: It Takes A Village

Earlier this year the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) introduced a pilot Team Competition at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover to be held October 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park. RRP has now announced that 15 teams will be contesting the new program and, for anyone who may still be interested, a limited number of team spots are still open. Amongst the 15 accepted teams and two college programs: Georgetown College and State University of New York-Morrisville State College.

Right now the only disciplines in the team competition are show jumper and and show hunter, but with enough interest perhaps we’ll see an eventing option next time! Teams consist of at least four members each and all members take part in the retraining of the horse. Two team members compete the horse at the Makeover further showcasing their versatility. Whether teams are formed by college programs, families, or “barn families,” the team competition is a true testament to the “it takes a village” adage, which we’ve always known to be true for horses!

If you’re looking for your own project horse to raise, look no further than these three OTTBs that we’d love to see at an event one day:

Three Golden Rules. Photo via CANTER Illinois.

Three Golden Rules (ROAD RULER – SHARI’S GOLD SOLE, BY GOLD TRIBUTE): 2013 15.3-hand Illinois-bred gelding

Fans of dapple grays may not be able to pass this stunning gelding up — get out your checkbooks! Not only does he have that gorgeous coat right now, but underneath is a nicely proportioned sport horse prospect. Three Golden Rules is looking for a new career after 26 career starts. He looks like he’ll be a cute mover and is easy to handle and loves treats.

Located at Fairmount Park Race Track in Collinsville, Illinois.

View Three Golden Rules on CANTER Illinois.

Aim To Tease. Photo via CANTER Illinois.

Aim To Tease (STRAIGHT LINE – LAMPOON, BY DISTORTED HUMOR): 2011 16.1-hand Illinois-bred gelding

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover — Aim To Tease has literally been hanging out in a field since December but was still the sweetest, most polite gentleman for his photoshoot with the CANTER staff. He had a respectable racing career with close to $80k earnings in 25 starts before being sent to his current trainer who didn’t run him. He’s got good bones, clean-looking legs, and no known injuries — you just have to picture how nice he’ll look after packing on a few pounds, getting a hoof trim and a good grooming!

Located at Fairmount Park Race Track in Collinsville, Illinois.

View Aim To Tease on CANTER Illinois.

Addie Sunshine. Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds Inc.

Addie Sunshine (MR. SEKIGUCHI – LUMINESCING, BY CRUSADER SWORD): 2014 16.1-hand New York-bred mare

With a little TLC Addie Sunshine could certainly bring a little sunshine into your life! She’s a sweet filly who’s lovely to work around, but in two starts showed no promise as a racehorse. She’s had some good letdown time after spending the winter out in a field as part of a herd. Give her some love and she could be the light of your life!

View Addie Sunshine on Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds Inc.