They may all share that (mostly) plain brown wrapper, but they come in all shapes and sizes and from all over North America, from Ontario to Louisiana! There’s something for everyone here in this edition of OTTB Wishlist: a high-earning stakes-placed professional, a still-on-the-track five-year-old, and an unraced filly. Come and get ’em!
Photos don’t do this gorgeous gelding justice (even though it’s still visible that he’s hunk) but you really need to watch his jog video because WOW — that walk and trot! Smooth Talk is a horse that has that sought after natural hind end engagement, which means he’ll probably be a stunner in the first phase. It’s not all about the dressage though, of course, and his naturally powerful hind end paired with a lovely should makes it look like Smooth Talk could have some excellent jumping talent as well.
“Vinny,” as he’s known around the barn, isn’t a bad race horse — he’s earned $65,746 in 13 starts — but he prefers to run on synthetic tracks, which don’t operate for another few months in Pennsylvania. Rather than hang on to him until then, his trainer is offering him up for sale. Her loss could be your gain!
Located in Grantville, PA.
Zapperini has already proven himself as an athlete with lots of heart. This son of the famous Ghostzapper has ran in Stakes races up and down the east coast, winning $261,471 in 32 starts. On the ground, “Zane” has that been-there-done-that unflappable attitude that well-traveled race horses tend to have. He retired from racing sound and with know known injuries and he’s also a horse that really enjoys work and always has some pep in his step under saddle. Also described as a forward-thinking horse who’s curious and does well with new challenges, we can really see Zane excelling in eventing as a second career!
Located in Lexington, Kentucky.
This young filly looks sweet and charming, indeed! Charming Roberta is un-raced, but does have published workouts, the most recent being February 29th of this year, so she is eligible for the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover if you’re an accepted trainer still looking for your horse. We don’t have too much information on this filly at this time since she’s a very new arrival at Second Stride, but we can see that she has a nice neck and shoulder and a very kind look in her eye.
Located in Prospect, Kentucky.