Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 5 OTTBs Ready to Tackle a New Career

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN each week. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

There are many things to love about off-track Thoroughbreds. They know how to work hard — they got up early every day for morning workouts. They are travelers — many have trailered all over and seen more atmosphere than most youngsters do before they’re four years old. They are athletes. They are soldiers. Best of all, they are all heart. Here are five ex-racers looking for their next jockey.

Margo’s Cricket. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Super young prospect great for AA or Young Rider

Margo’s Cricket is an incredible young horse for the future. Cricket is a 2014 OTTB by Wilko. Race trained, but never raced as she was too slow. She has 3 lovely relaxed gaits and scores in the upper 20s and low 30s on the flat. Easy and rhythmic in the jumping with plenty of scope and is super brave. She has an easy in your pocket personality acting more like a gelding than the stereotypical mare. This sweetheart stands at a compact 15.1 and is currently barefoot. Already has show experience at BN and Novice, free jumps 4 foot with ease, and has plenty of potential to move up the levels. Located in Pennsylvania.

Island Jet. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Prelim Packer with Scope for more

Regretfully For Sale: Island Jet. Currently located in Morrow, OH, and will be back in Georgetown, KY near Lexington in September. 2004, 17hh, OTTB gelding, experience through prelim with scope for more.

Price will increase with possible one star experience (Depending on rider’s availability). No maintenance.
Easy on the flat, hacks alone or in a group, clips, ties, loads, hot shoes etc. No vices, super easy on the ground

Currently eventing with a young rider at prelim on an intercollegiate team. Brave and honest to all the fences, teen and amateur friendly. Passed a full PPE with X-rays in July 2014. Selling as owner is going to grad school in 2019. Located in Ohio.

Theory. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

2014 Thoroughbred Gelding: Theory

Anyone looking for that horse who has it all? Handsome looks, fantastic brain, floating movement and brilliant scope? Then look no further, he is here.

Theory (Gemologist x Gem Sleuth (Officer)) is a 4 year old thoroughbred gelding who last raced February 14th, 2018. Purchased in partnership by the same people as Justify for $335,000, he was a graded stakes winner under the tutelage of Todd Pletcher. In an article in the TDN, Todd was quoted as saying Theory was “a very good-minded horse. He’s got a great disposition and he’s not headstrong in any way” and thats exactly the dreamboat we’ve experienced in our retraining.

Theory was letdown until May 1st, and since then has just taken to eventing like a fish to water. With three beautiful and fluid gaits, scope to spare and zero stop, he is truly a horse for the future. Has competed at local jumper shows and schooled XC off property, including water/banks/ditches. A fantastic brain that could be finished by a competent teenager or adult amateur, but brilliant enough for a professional to take to the top. Stands slightly over 16.1hh with chrome to spare. Entered in his first event at Beginner Novice and price will increase as he moves up the levels. Located in Kentucky.

Cat Humor. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Willing and eager to please!!

2012 OTTB 15.2 JC name Cat Humor. He is a solid citizen! Loves the attention and learning his new job. Very sensible and just wants to please. Located in Pennsylvania.

Glory. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Lovely 3yr OTTB

Glory is a Ottb mare that has just turned 3 this last February, and has been started off the track since March. Great bloodlines with lovely confirmation. Would excel in any direction as an eventer, dressage, jumpers, ect. Big mover very accepting of the bridle and rides naturally on the bit. Jumped over multiple logs in a cross country field without hesitation (video available). She needs an experienced rider only. Available clean bill of health with full x-rays of hawks, knees, ankles, ect. Located in Ohio.

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