Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Chocolate Three Ways

Sweet tooth, anyone? Regardless of whether you’d like to get your hands on some Hershey’s or Nestles or, of course, Mars confections you’re definitely going to want to get your hands on our three chocolatey OTTB picks this week. Bon appetit!

Milk Chocolate. Photo via Second Stride.

Milk Chocolate (TWIRLING CANDY – MADAME X SKI, BY POLISH NUMBERS): 2015 16.0-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

Milk Chocolate retired from racing last year with an injured tendon that has since been fully rehabbed and healed. He’s ready to work and again find a new job that suits him at least as decently as his last did — he won $76,638 in 12 career starts. Milk Chocolate is a perfect gentleman on the ground and the crew at Second Stride simple love his disposition.

Located in Prospect, Kentucky.

View Milk Chocolate on Second Stride.

Hot Cocoa. Photo via Retired Racehorse Project Horse Listings.

Hot Cocoa (SMOKE GLACKEN – CAPPUCINO QUEEN, BY JAVA GOLD): 2005 16.1-hands Kentucky-bred mare

This gorgeous gal hasn’t raced in a long time, having been off the track since 2007 and serving as a broodmare since. Hot Cocoa is a totally sweetheart with impeccable manners — she’s even a pro at ground tying. She was an excellent mother to her babies, but it’s time to find her next thing. And don’t you dare count her out because of her age! We’re betting Hot Cocoa would love to strut her stuff with a person she can call her very own.

Located in Woodbine, Maryland.

View Hot Cocoa on the Retired Racehorse Project Horse Listings.

Ganache. Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Ganache (TEUFLESBERG – MESSERAND, BY CLARAMOUNT): 2016 16.1-hand New York-bred mare

This sweet mare was retired from racing because she lacked the necessary speed to be really competitive in the most common races on the card. However, her trainer thinks she’ll be a real cross country talents and she should know — she has placed a number of her horses in homes where they have gone on to successful in upper-level eventing. Ganache only has three career starts and is completely sound and has clean legs. Her trainer has taken her home to her farm during the winters and notes that Ganache greatly prefers farm life to the confinement of the track.

Located at the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, NY

View Ganache on Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.