Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Find Your Sweetheart at MMSC

Photo via Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) is have a very special sale throughout the month of February, making it easier than ever to find your sweetheart. They are slashing adoption fees by 50% this month, which is a steal of a deal for these lovely horses who are benefiting from the expertise available to them from this Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredited organization. We believe one of these eligible OTTBs would love to be your valentine:

Coincidence. Photo via Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Coincidence (DATA LINK – HAPPENSTANCE, BY HAP): 2016 16.3-hand Kentucky-bred mare

Coincidence is a confident young mare, so it’s no surprise that she’s settled in quite well to her new life away from the backstretch. She never seemed to be really into racing anyway and never hit the board in her four career starts, but her attitude seems to say that she’ll excel in whatever she finds her groove in. Coincidence has lovely conformation for a sport horse and blew the MMSC staff away with her form the first time they free-jumped her. Make sure you check out her videos on her MMSC page linked below — you can catch glimpses of a promising young prospect.

Located in Lexington, Kentucky

View Coincidence on Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center

Frogman Mel. Photo via Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Frogman Mel (STORMY ATLANTIC – STOLEN HUMOR, BY DISTORTED HUMOR): 2011 17.0-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

Don’t pass over this special warhorse! Named after a family friend who served in the US Navy, Frogman Mel’s career on the track spanned over 69 races, many of which where Claiming races and he did change hands several times, but his connections kept track of him. He was claimed for the final time by his longtime trainer and his namesake’s son who wanted to secure his future. “Froggie” went on to race several more times before his connections decided to retire him sound find him a home through MMSC.

As warhorse who remained successful throughout much of his career, Froggie is the type of horse who loves to have a job. He’s already enjoyed some letdown time, but it happy to be back under saddle and in work. It will take time for Froggie to learn a whole new way of carrying himself as a riding horse and developing the musculature to do so, but he has unlimited potential and a real drive to go to work every day.

Located in Lexington, Kentucky.

View Frogman Mel on Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Urban Heat. Photo via Maker’s Mark Finest Thoroughbreds.

Urban Heat (UNUSUAL HEAT – DANCING JO, BY JOHANNESBURG): 2014 17.0-hand California-bred mare

At 17-hands, this stately mare is tall, dark, and beautiful. She’d surely be an eye-catcher galloping across country! Urban Heat was actually bred and owned by a former vice-president of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance board of directors, so when “Heather”, as she’s known around the barn, wasn’t particularly impressive in her lone career start her owner immediately looked to find her a new direction to go in. Being a big, well-bred mare it was hoped that she might make a good broodmare and she did raise one foal, but it also seemed not to be her calling. As it happens, Heather is happiest when she’s in work with a job to do and a person of her own. She’s already had some time off before returning to under-saddle work and she’s ready to find her third career.

Located in Lexington, Kentucky.

View Urban Heat on Marker’s Mark Thoroughbred Adoption.