Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Dirty Thirties Edition

Age is just a number and I supposed career starts are too. While they haven’t quite reached ‘War Horse’ status, the three horses we’re spotlighting today have all surpassed 30 career races and that’s got to count for something right? These horses are just a little more mature than your 10-or-20-something starters and they’re looking for a second career. Could one of them be your next eventing partner?

Photo via CANTER Michigan.

Corinthians Secret (Corinthian – Dream Luck, by Chester House): 2011 16.1-hand Illinois bred gelding

“Ike” is a simply gorgeous gelding who has racked up 37 career starts and over $41,000 in earnings. Ike came off the track after his final race in last May and is doing well in retraining. He’s a quiet, sweet guy with a big stride and has already been started over small fences. He seems to be quite keen for this new job as he pricks his ears and takes his rider to the next jump!

View Corinthians Secret on CANTER Michigan.

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Tough Ray (Tough Game – Atsashanaray, by Renteria): 2010 16.1-hand California bred gelding

This big shiny chestnut is a barn favorite with his sweet personality. His trainer says he never needs a chain, even when he’s being jogged out. With 34 career starts and over $50,000 in earning he’s done pretty well on the track, but his trainer wants to retire him from racing while he’s sound.

View Tough Ray on CANTER California.

Photo via CANTER California.

John’s Journey (Good Journey – Belle Lu, by Signal Tap): 2011 16.1-hand California bred gelding

Those dapples aren’t the only impressive thing about this horse – he’s also managed to earn over $100,000 on the track with just 33 starts. This stunning seven-year-old is sound with no vices, but he is reported to have a breathing issue though this obviously hasn’t limited his athleticism as a racehorse. Despite his success, his owner, a track veterinarian, is ready for him to move on to a new career.

View John’s Journey on CANTER California.