Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Bragging Rights

Everyone’s gotta have something to brag on their horse about … and we totally support that! Frankly, with OTTBs it’s easy to find something. Whether it’s their lineage, their earnings, their number of races — or even their lack of any of those things!

Here are three available OTTBs, each with their own bragging rights, ready and waiting to start their second careers:

Dawning Sky. Photo via CANTER PA.

Dawning Sky (SKY CONQUEROR – MARKET VALLEY, BY UNION PLACE): 2014 15.2-hand Saskatchewan-bred mare

Yes, you read that right: Saskatchewan-bred. You don’t come across that too often, so if you want a horse with a unique birthplace to brag about, you’ve got a prime option right here! Despite being a touch on the smaller size at 15.2hh, Dawning Sky is appropriate for a more experienced rider. She’s a mare full of personality and is a playful like, but also very much enjoys work. She’s recently been enjoying turnout at her owner’s farm since her last race a few weeks ago and her owner reports that’s been been doing quite well barefoot. Her jog video shows the a bit of her playful side, but also the potential for some really nice movement.

Located in Grantville, Pennsylvania.

View Dawning Sky on CANTER PA.

Duke of Viseu. Photo via Friends of Ferdinand.

Duke of Viseu (HENRYTHENAVIGATOR – ST. MICHELE, BY DEVIL’S BAG): 2010 16.3-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

Duke of Viseu started racing as a four-year-old in 2014 and went on to race a total of 35 times until retiring in the fall of 2017. He started his career off with a second place finish in a maiden claiming race and followed it up with a win in his next race. After more than a year away from the track, “Duke” is ready to find a new career and appears to have no limitations. Duke’s bragging right comes from his impressive lineage: his sire, Henrythenavigator, is a winner of multiple Grade I races in Europe and ended his career with a second place finish in the 2008 Breeder’s Cup Classic for a grand total earnings of over $2.7 million.

Located in Indiana.

View Duke of Viseu on Friends of Ferdinand Inc.

Cowtownblue. Photo via CANTER PA.

Cowtownblue (COWTOWN CAT – BLUE RAGE, BY HORSE CHESTNUT (SAF)): 2013 16.0-hand Florida-bred gelding

When you have a horse that has captured the attention of multiple CANTER volunteers — people who see inordinate numbers of Thoroughbreds — like Cowtownblue can say he has, then you’ve got to pay attention. If you couldn’t tell from the picture, Cowtownblue has quite a personality and seems to want to be your instant best friend. His exercise rider can also attest that he’s a blast in the tack and has been his or her favorite ride of the day. Having last raced the day after Christmas, he’s a fabulous prospect for the Thoroughbred Makeover.

Located in Grantville, Pennsylvania.

View Cowtownblue on CANTER PA.