OTTBs are among the most prominently represented breed in the eventing world. Each day, hundreds of ex-racehorses find themselves at the end of their racing career and in need of a new home. Luckily, organizations such as CANTER, New Vocations, Recycled Racehorses, and many more are always on alert for new horses that are ready for second careers. Each week, we'll be bringing you a few OTTB ads that caught our eye. Keep an eye out here for your next eventing superstar!
The time has come for us to check our savings accounts and the number of empty stalls in our barns, figuring out if there’s a way to add a new horse to the herd. We’ve got our eye on some top-notch OTTB prospects this week. Don’t forget, if one of these horses finds its way to your barn, we want to hear from you!
First up this week is a listing from the Ohio chapter of CANTER. Esson is a 5-year-old Kentucky Bred gelding by Derby winner Afleet Alex (whose show of heart on the track went down in the history books). He was still racing at the time this listing was published, but had been deemed sound to continue in any discipline. Visit Esson’s listing here to find out more information.
This leggy mare is a 2008 mare offered on the Retired Racehorse Project’s classifieds page. Meg has A.P. Indy in her bloodlines and was retired sound from racing in June. She’s now looking for her new forever home – could your barn be it? Visit the RRP classifieds to find out more!
Our final listing this week is a handsome gelding by the name of Langley Field, offered for adoption from New Vocations. Langley Field won $14,211 on the track and last raced in August. He was retired sound and has been declared suitable for any discipline. This guy has personality to boot, and will really thrive with an owner who can spend the time making him their own. Stop by New Vocations to check out Langley Field and many more available horses.