Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin

From pewter-dappled to snowy white, OTTBs come in 50 shades of grey and every last one can be a knock-out in the show ring. Sure, they may take a little extra scrubbing, but it’ll be well worth the effort when you trot up the centerline on a horse that stands out from the crowd.

While window-shopping the latest OTTB listings here are three greys (coincidentally all 7 years old, 16.1-hands and listed on CANTER) that jumped off the page:


Photo via CANTER PA.

Jargon (Henny HughesChristmas Affair, by Black Tie Affair) is a 2008 16.1-hand gelding who is dressed to impress with an all-over wash of silver dapples. He’s a grandson of the Irish stallion Black Tie Affair, which is some great OTTB DNA to have. Fun fact: The very first winner of the Retired Racehorse Trainer Challenge in 2012, Eric Dierks’ Brazilian Wedding, was a Black Tie Affair granddaughter — and also grey!

Retiring from racing with no known injuries or issues, Jargon has already had some re-schooling since leaving the track which will give him a head start on his next career. We hear he loves hacking around the farm and jumping — check out a video of his first school over crossrails here.

Located in Pennsylvania.

Click here to see Jargon on CANTER PA.


Photo via CANTER Mid Atlantic.

Five Shadwell (FreudKnockout Lilly, by Two Punch) is a 2008 model 16.1-hand gelding who has platinum good looks and a personality to match. He’s been with the same owner since he was a yearling but after earning over $85,000 he is now he’s looking for a new job off the track. He’s described as sound with no vices, and according to his trainer: “This horse is smart, a joy to ride, and would be suitable for any discipline.”

Located in Delaware

Click here to see Five Shadwell on CANTER Mid Atlantic.


Photo via CANTER IL.

Our final OTTB pick of the week is Greyhawk (GiacomoNavajo Princess, by Alphabet Soup), also 16.1 hands and foaled in 2008. The son of Kentucky winner Giacomo, Greyhawk is ready to try his hand (hoof?) at a new career. He’s described as having “a cute personality, good looks and an athletic build” as well as being a “GREAT mover.”

Located in Illinois.

Click here to see Greyhawk on CANTER IL.