Get a good mare on your side and they’ll do anything for you. The girls routinely beat out the boys in international eventing competition: Headley Britannia, fischerRocana FST, Paulank Brockagh… the list goes on of mares with four-star wins in their tiaras.
For this week’s edition of “OTTB Wishlist,” it’s all about mare girl power:
Arizona-bred Cat’s Reality Star (Distorted Reality – Blueskycat, by Al Ghazi) is a 16.2-hand, 2011 mare who is reportedly retiring sound after 26 starts, which included one 1st, four 2nds and 11 3rds. If you’re still looking for your Retired Racehorse Project prospect, she is eligible!
We are told that “Cat” has no known injuries other than the rear left ankle she lightly clipped in her last race and no vices. She has a great worth ethic and good looks to boot. Check out that very kind eye, and she turns heads with her pretty face and just the right amount of chrome. She loves people and won’t turn down a treat — carrots and peppermints are her favorite.
Located at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona.
Cheese (Trickey Trevor – Queenofdixiereds, by Phone Order) is a pretty 16.0-hand, 2010 mare. While she may look refined and elegant, her trainers report that she is tough as nails: “Loves to go out and work, has energy for days. Not spooky or stupid, just active and feels good. Would make a nice sport horse — forward-thinking and fun!” No vices.
Located in Southern California.
Hot Buttered Rum (Diffie – Butternut, by Potowatomi) is a lovely 16-hand, 2010 mare. She did not race until she was a 3 year old and after 19 starts she is being retired sound with blemish-free clean legs.
While not competitive on the track, her trainer thinks she could easily transition to any discipline with some additional training. She’s described as very easy going; she ties, stands for grooming and has a great manners and a pleasant disposition. No vices.
Located at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky.