Last week our OTTB Wishlist featured three horses whose earnings exceeded the $100,000 mark and you know what? We’re running with the same theme again this week! It’s not so common that we find so many wealthy war horses looking for their second careers within in such a short span of time, so why not show them all off?
Here are three more lovely high-earning horses than you can take home for dirt cheap:
Sometimes you just can’t judge a horse by a still photo, so I implore you to check out Hirschbein’s jog video. The photo above might lead you believe that there may not be all that much athleticism to this seven-year-old, but the pictures absolutely do not do this horse justice. He actually has a really lovely way of going — it’s uphill and floaty with nice hock action to boot!
Hirschbein (Maybe you can call him “Hershey” or something for short?) did well for his connections in claiming and allowance races, winning $128,328 in 37 career starts. He raced as recently as last week, which means he’s eligible for the 2019 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover, but since he’s barely hit the board this racing season his connections figure he’d rather find a new career at this point in his life.
Located at Delaware Park.
Light-boned and athletic, Mountain Cry is a classic Thoroughbred type with the added bonus of a lovely sloped shoulder suggesting good jumping ability. He’s also a bit of a fiery redhead, but if you can channel his energy in the right direction he’s clearly a very talented athlete having been in the money in enough claiming races to earn over $100,000. Mountain Cry is retiring in good condition and last raced just at the end of May.
Located in Grantville, Pennsylvannia.
Alright I admit, I’m cheating a little bit: Life No Parole didn’t quite make it into the $100k Club. But she’s less than $500 short so that’s close enough, right?! Plus, how could we pass her by when she’s just so adorable and beautifully built. This short-coupled and clean-legged lady is an absolute doll and her trainer, who has had her for the past five years, is he biggest fan. He calls her a “sound, sweetheart of a horse, who loves to work” and wants to find the very best home for her. This mare has raced a total of 82 times, running consistently over the past five seasons, making her one of those worth-their-weight-in-gold war horses. She’s ready to be your new best friend and partner!
Located at Golden Gate Fields in California.