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!
It’s our last Wishlist before Rolex, and we know everyone is just itching to see all of the OTTBs run around Kentucky next week! I get the sense that OTTB sales spike during the weeks surround Rolex, but maybe that’s just my “buy all the Thoroughbreds” mindset kicking in. At any rate, take a look at this week’s featured listings and let us know if one of them ends up in your barn. Go OTTBs!
First up this week is the very handsome Tomorrow’s Tale, available through CANTER PA. Tomorrow’s Tale (Petionville – Look to Heaven, by Storm Boot) is a 2008 gelding standing at 16.1hh+. This guy has the kindest eye, and he’s also a multiple stakes winner! Tomorrow’s Tale does have an old tendon strain but he has been rehabbed on it for over a year. He’s also had plenty of downtime from the racing life, last racing in 2013 after winning over $270,000 in 37 starts. This guy would make a good looking addition to any program.
For those of you in the Chicago area (or within driving distance!), this red mare might just be the one for you. Champagneforpeace (Peace Rules – Champagneforabuck, by Buckaroo) is a 2010 mare standing tall at 16.2hh. This pretty girl raced 15 times, earning just over $16,000 with one win. She’s sure to be an eye-catcher in the show ring!
Last but certainly not least is a horse available for adoption through the New Vocations Lexington, Kentucky location. Just in time for Rolex, right? Fast Alex (Afleet Alex – Unaffordable, by Unbridled) is a 2007 gelding standing 16.2hh. He raced 23 times, with his last race in July of 2014. He hit the board 9 times, earning over $200,000 in his career. Fast Alex is said to be a very easy going guy and should be suitable for a jumping career up to at least 3′ with his new owner.