Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Find Your Makeover Horse at Second Stride

For the 616 accepted entries, 153 of those are eventing entries, to the 2020 Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover, the search is officially in full-force for their Makeover horse if they haven’t found one yet. Trainers have until July 31st to register their horses, but the earlier the better of course!

If you’re a trainer still looking for their 2020 Makeover partner, look no further than Second Stride Inc. — they have a number of good-looking RRP-eligible horses right now and a special offer for anyone aiming for the Makeover: they’ll reimburse your RRP entry free for any Second Stride graduate who completes the competition!

We’ve picked out three currently available RRP-eligible Second Stride horses who could very well be your Makeover match:

Mon Amour. Photo via Second Stride.

Mon Amour (SHACKLEFORD – ROMANTIC ROMANCE, BY RAHY): 2016 16.0-hand Kentucky-bred mare

Looking for a sweet filly to be the love of your life? Mon Amour is the one for you! This sweet-faced, keen-eyed four-year-old is just lightly raced with only one start on her record. Her owners decided immediately that she was too slow to keep in training. We’re betting she has some untapped sport horse potential wrapped up in that dark bay package though!

Located at Dale Romans Training Center in Goshen, Kentucky.

View Mon Amour on Second Stride Inc.

Keros. Photo via Second Stride.

Keros (FIRST SAMURAI – LIABLE, BY SEEKING THE GOLD): 2014 16.0-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

If you want a horse guaranteed to catch the judges eye, Keros is your guy! This gelding looks like a character out of a storybook and you can see the old Arab lineage of the Thoroughbred in him in profile shots. Keros made 7 total starts on the track, even hitting the board a few times, and is said to be very kind, easy to ride and handle. In the interest of full disclosure, his owners and trainer are choosing not to continue his training because of hoof problems they’ve had with him and recommend keeping four shoe on him. Keros last raced in July of 2019, so he has had lots of of time to rest and grow some foot, plus you can get your farrier on the case when you take him home.

Located at Moserwood Farm in Prospect, Kentucky.

View Keros on Second Stride Inc.

Walking Stick. Photo via Second Stride.

Walking Stick (HORSE GREELEY – REDIMERE, BY ORIENTATE): 2014 16.1-hand Indiana-bred gelding

Walking Stick may be an unassuming-looking chestnut gelding, but maybe he could turn into a jumping bean with the right person? Under saddle he’s a soft, well-balanced ride and is already pro at trotting ground poles without batting an eyelash. As a two-year-old, Walking Stick had throat surgery to remove a nasal cyst. The surgery left his face looking a little lumpy (but no less lovable!) but had no effect on his athletic ability, as he went on to win races post-surgery and finished is career with 18 starts and $81,360 earned.

Located at Moserwood Farm in Prospect, Kentucky.

View Walking Stick on Second Stride Inc.