OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: New Vocations Charity Horse Show Week!

The Third Annual New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show is all set to take place in the Kentucky Horse Park’s Walnut Arena and Rolex Stadium this Friday through Sunday, Sept. 8-10. In addition to two days of hunter, jumper and eventing classes, qualified exhibitors will be welcomed to the inaugural edition of The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championships, held on Sunday, Sept. 10. Currently over 250 horses have registered to attend from over 22 states! Learn more by visiting the website here.

Are you heading to the show? Here are three OTTBs that caught our eye this week from the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center, located at the Kentucky Horse Park. Just in case happen to have an extra spot in your trailer …

Photo via Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Cat Dancing (Wildcat Heir – Dance Special, by Theatrical (IRE)): 2014 15.3-hand Florida-bred mare

Cat Dancing is like a pretty debutante getting ready for her coming out party. She’s on the threshold of becoming a bold and fancy mare, once she’s grown up a little bit and seen more of the world.

Newly off the track, “Cat” is still quite tense and tight in her muscles, but we can see that with time and training, this mare will be turning heads with her fancy footwork. She’s confident in the field with other horses; what she lacks is education and technique under saddle. If you want a pretty project with plenty of scope and athleticism, you might want to put her on your dance card!

Located in Lexington, KY.

View Cat Dancing on Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Photo via Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Yessuh (Henny Hughes – Nanyehi, by Cherokee Run): 2014 16.1-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

If you’re looking for an event prospect, look no further than Yessuh! This 3-year-old gelding has all the makings of a top level athlete. Because of his verve, movement, and scope, his connections think he might go to the highest levels in three-day eventing, but as he’s so young, this well-built and talented horse no doubt could excel in most any discipline with the right tutelage.

“Yes” is a quick learner and is full of curiosity. He’s intrigued by challenges and is an angel under saddle. If you’re patient and you know what you’re doing, this is a horse that could grow up to be supremely competitive.

Located in Lexington, KY.

View Yessuh on Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Photo via Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Demarlboro (Cowboy Cal – Go Coco, by Lion Cavern): 2013 16.2-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

It’s wonderful when a conscientious owner opts to give a sound, handsome, and lightly raced prospect a new career rather than continuing to train it for racing when it doesn’t show the aptitude or desire to run.

That’s the case with Demarlboro AKA “Delmar,” a 4-year-old gelding by Cowboy Cal out of Go Coco by Lion Cavern. This kind horse is earnest and wants to please, but lacks confidence in himself. He’s lovely to look at, affectionate, and an all-around athlete who could go in just about any direction. He just needs an understanding leader to show him how great he can be.

Located in Lexington, KY.

View Delmarlboro on Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.