Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin

Some people spend their tax refunds on boring, responsible things like paying down credit cards, getting new tires for their car or padding their savings accounts. Good on them and their boring, responsible lives.

You, on the other hand, understand that there are more exciting things to invest in than a 401(k). Like an OTTB!

Here are three “investments” you could make with that government check, coincidentally starting with…


Photo via New Vocations.

Tax is out a mare named Tax Refund — that’s got to be a sign, right? This handsome 4-year-old beefcake by Indian Charlie is 16.1+ hands of goofball. At four years old he’s unraced and is described as “a doll to ride… He is learning that the jump standards are not monsters and that poles are even kinda fun to trot. He is laid back but has a ‘go’ button when asked and a nice lofty stride. Tax is a baby ready to be molded and certainly has a bright future.” He does well in the herd He is all big, dopey boy. Tax does well in the herd and has no stable vices.

Located in Lexington, Kentucky.

Click here to see Tax on New Vocations.


Photo via CANTER Mid-Atlantic.

While you probably couldn’t have financed this horse with your tax refund as a yearling — he sold for $50,000 — a few years later the price is right. Thankfulness (CongratsPelicus Affair, by Pentelicus) is a 7-year-old 16.2-hand gelding that oozes class, then and now. He has “war horse” status with 52 starts and is Retired Racehorse Project eligible. His trainer states, “What’s there not to like?” She says he is sound, a delight to be around and would be a great prospect!

Located in Charles Town, West Virginia.

Click here to see Thankfulness on New Vocations.

Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

This smokin’ hot 2004-model 15.3-hand mare is described as a long-time barn favorite. After 16 wins and 54 in-the-money finishes spanning 107 starts, Smokin Racer (Smokin MelBroom Boss, by Kohoutek) is now in the market for a new career. Her owner/trainer says she  is a nice quiet horse and a sweetheart who always gives her best. She’s sound — which speaks volumes to her durability after a long career — with no vices. As the team at Finger Lakes Finest puts it: “In our experience — and in the experience of many others who regularly transition OTTBS to new careers — the more mature horses who are still sound and clean legged after a long racing career are THE BEST! They are sound, durable, have great work ethics, are good to be around, intelligent, and have many more good years to give a new person.”

Click here to see Smokin Racer on Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.