Dust off your fancy hats — CANTER Pennsylvania is hosting a Kentucky Derby party! What better way to enjoy the Derby action than while supporting racehorse after-care in the process? The party will be held on Derby Day, May 5th, at the rustic-chic Blue Hound Farm in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.
More information, including ticket purchase, is available here. And don’t worry, the event doesn’t begin until 4:00 PM — long after the Badminton cross country action has concluded — so you can enjoy an entire day of equestrian sport without missing anything!
Another way to support CANTER PA? Adopt an OTTB! Here are some currently available through this CANTER affiliate:
This 3-year-old filly is a completely clean slate — she’s unraced and has been with her current trainer since she was very young. Though she certainly has a youthful, playful side which will require an experienced person so start her training, she’s a sweet and polite youngster. There is no mention of Banzee’s height in her CANTER listing, but from her photos and videos she certainly seems upwards of well-built 16.0-hands.
“Stripes” is a super-cute gelding with a puppy-dog personality. He always aims to please and is a lovable in-your-pocket type. He did have on old tendon injury in his right front, which his trainer reports has fully healed, so he never did start in any races. He is still fully race-trained and is certainly ready to run: CANTER has videos of him trotting and breezing under saddle.
We’ve actually featured this gelding on OTTB Wishlist before, and we can’t believe no one has scooped him up yet! You Tarzan has had a moderately successful racing career, with over $50,000 in winnings in 37 starts, but it’s time for him to move on to a second career. Someone needs to put that nice hind end and shoulder to use and get him in training as a sporthorse. He’s reported to be sound and with no vices. His owner is fond of his sensibility and is sad to see him retire!