Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 7 Excellent Ex-Racehorses

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.

It’s Triple Crown szn! What better way to celebrate the Kentucky Derby weekend than getting a Thoroughbred of your own? Here are 7 ex-racehorses listed on Sport Horse Nation who are ready to leave the startbox:

Gentleman Barton. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Gentleman Barton, 10 yr old, 16.1hh, OTTB gelding.

Lovely 10 yr old, 16.1hh, chestnut OTTB Gelding for sale. Freddy is currently competing at the preliminary level and is aimed at a CCIL** this spring. Freddy was purchased as a sale horse and has been brought along and competed by one of our working students from beginner novice thru to the preliminary level over the last year and a half. He has three lovely warmblood like gaits, is simple on the flat and is a careful jumper. He is ready to give someone lower level confidence miles with ambition to move up or be taken further, he would make a great young rider or adult amateur horse. Freddy has low mileage, after finishing on the track when he was three, he was turned out by the previous owners for roughly five years due to financial reasons. Freddy has a wonderful temperament and is sound with recent x-rays available on request. He is not one to be passed up as he is going to make someone a great horse. Freddy is currently located in Southern Pines, NC. Price upon request. Please contact Will Faudree for videos and more details.

Bear’s Pegasus. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Experienced Novice/Training OTTB for sale

For sale: Bear’s Pegasus aka Koda is a 2013 16.1h TB gelding by Court Vision. After a short racing career Koda started Eventing and has a good record with placings at Novice and completed one training level at the end of 2018. Koda is an athletic type with good movement, a great gallop and a scopey jump. Koda is soft in the bridle and the type of TB that you can put your leg on. Never looky at any show jump or xc fences, and wants to be very careful. Koda has a lot of potential for the upper levels of Eventing. He is a quirky type of TB that needs the right patient person to appreciate him. Koda would suit a good young rider, experienced amateur, or professional. Totally sound with some xrays on file. Recently was examined and flexed for baseline information with all findings being normal. No vices. USEA # 177716. Asking $18,000. Located in Charlottesville, VA.

Dodger. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Dodger: 2008 OTTB Training Level Eventer

Dodger: 2008 OTTB Eventer. 16.1 H chestnut gelding. Novice packer going successfully at Training level. No vices, super sound, loads & hauls easily, easy keeper, good with clipping and bathing, easy for farrier. Lots of scope, straight forward ride, hacks out alone without fuss, forgiving & kind, easy keeper, no maintenance issues. Would also make a great jumper. This horse is so much fun and has an amazing, sweet personality. Contact Molly for more info!

Great Mouse Detective. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Athletic, uncomplicated, and ready to win!

The Great Mouse Detective (jockey club Meetinghouse Road) is a 2012 15.3 liver chestnut thoroughbred gelding. Mouse has the movement to win in dressage, the bravery and athleticism to always go double clear, plus the temperament to put any rider at ease! He is uncomplicated to get on the bit and naturally well balanced with lovely gaits (he scored a 66% at 1st level test 2 at his first recognized dressage show). At his first Beginner Novice Event, Mouse finished on his dressage score of a 29.4 over the same cross country course that had been used for the Beginner Novice 3 Day competition, which earned him the TIP award low score for all divisions. He is confidently jumping 3ft courses including one stride lines, offset lines, and max width oxers. He will quickly move up the levels and easily has the scope for Prelim. Add to all this that he has been used in lessons for D2 level pony clubbers, he has an unbelievably willing and affectionate personality, and he is barefoot behind with great feet. A true unicorn! Mouse is located at Waredaca Farm in Laytonsville, MD.

Bella Dixie. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.


For your consideration Bella Dixie or “Bella” as know In the barn is a 15.1 7yr ottb mare. Bella would be a great fit for a intermediate rider with quite seat looking to conquer the lower levels of eventing or is even fancy enough for the dressage ring! Bella has tons of novice miles and has schooled training with the potential to go prelim. Bella fits into the typical red-headed mare stereotype but with the right rider she produces a great dressage score and a superb Jump. She is currently under a working student in one of the best eventing barns in ocala. I’m open to all offers and payments/leases just looking to find the best home/fit for her. For more information please call or text Hana Sangster @ 954-695-263. Located in Florida.

Keep The Beat. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Keep The Beat- Upper Level Prospect

“Keep The Beat”, Althea is a 5-year-old OTTB, 16 hands. Unfortunately, because of my college schedule I do not have the time that this special horse deserves. I bought her when she was coming 4 and we competed last season. She went to the September GMHA Horse Trials for her first event and brought home a ribbon! She has the best mind in the barn and under saddle. Will jump anything you point her at and is floaty on the flat. Stands for the farrier and vet, clips, trailers, and hacks out alone or in a group. She is quiet enough for an adult amateur or young rider, and talented enough to move up the levels. Located in Vermont.

Guttenberg. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Talented Eventer with Upper Level Potential

Guttenberg is a 2014, 16.2h OTTB gelding. This horse has the talent to make the upper levels. He’s easy, he’s fun, and nice to look at! Has competed novice, and will have no problem moving up to training this spring. He gallops around xc courses that he’s never seen before without batting an eye. With 3 well balanced, uphill gaits, he scores well in dressage. Has been to big venues this year such as the Colorado Horse Park, the Kentucky Horse Park, Texas Rose, Holly Hill, and more. He looks at life as an adventure, ready to go wherever you ask! Always ready to come out and work, even with time off, like he didn’t miss a beat. Don’t pass up on this guy, or you’ll be competing against him! Very mild cribber, controlled with a collar.

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