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!
We have to be honest — this whole window shopping deal is difficult! It’s so hard to not pick up the phone when we come across an OTTB we love. All the more reason for you to give one of our featured horses a new home! Chinch is a great enabler, so if you need any help with convincing, he’s your guy.
We’re definitely crushing on our first horse this week, a 5-year-old liver chestnut mare. Standing at 16.1 hands, Twin Kisses (Delfrere – Steady Anna, by Steady Growth) raced 25 times, winning once. Her last race was at Penn National in December, and she’s now available for purchase through After the Races in Nottingham, Pennsylvania.
“Besos” is clean legged and sound and is said to be fit for any discipline. She’s a mannerly girl and can turn out with any herd. We would love to see this uphill, leggy girl go to an eventing home — make it happen, EN!
Keeping with our chestnut theme, Seton Hall is an 8-year-old gelding available for adoption through Second Stride Inc. in Crestwood, Kentucky. Standing 16.1+ hands, Seton Hall (Lion Heart – New Jersey, by Kingmambo) raced 28 times and earned over $160,000 on the track. His last race was in August 2014, and he’s been enjoying hacks around the farm and socializing since retiring.
Diverging from our chestnuts this week, this guy’s got plenty of white to get you noticed in the show ring. Jerek Deter (baseball fans, this one’s for you!) is a 16 hand, 5-year-old gelding available through CANTER Mid-Atlantic on a farm near Mountaineer Park in West Virginia.
Jerek Deter (Thunder Gulch – Empress Lil, by Grindstone) raced 31 times, most recently on Valentine’s Day, and has won a little over $63,000 in his career. He does have a small osselet on which he is said to be sound, and he’s ready to take on a new career.