Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: It’s Breeder’s Cup Week

It’s the unofficial end of the 2019 Thoroughbred racing season, as the Breeder’s Cup takes place this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, at Santa Anita Park in California.

Like the Triple Crown races in the spring, the Breeder’s Cup weekend in the fall is a highlight event for the racing industry. Many trainers aspire to have a horse run in a Breeder’s Cup race; but many, many Thoroughbreds bred for racing will never achieve that prestige.

They could, however, achieve prestige in another discipline. Could you give one of these horses looking for a new career a chance?

Iampoe. Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Iampoe (FROST GIANT – EXTRA IMPACT, BY HONOUR AND GLORY): 2014 16.1-hand New York-bred gelding

Hi Poe, welcome to Eventing Nation! Iampoe is an exceptionally cute gelding who has been very loved by owner, who also acts as his groom and exercise rider. She calls him a ‘Cadillac ride’ and with his great build and the nice movement he shows in his jog video, we can certainly believe it. Iampoe hasn’t been finishing at the top of the pack since earlier this summer so his owner is regrettably offering him sale now and wants him to find only the very best home. She would love to see him shine in a new discipline and could really go in any direction!

Located at Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York.

View Iampoe on Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Stormy Bray. Photo via CANTER Chicago.

Stormy Bray (STORMY ATLANTIC – FINE SPUN, BY HARD SPUN): 2015 15.3-hand Kentucky-bred mare

Yes, she’s definitely a Thoroughbred! It’s not everyday you see a flaxen mane in this breed, so we really couldn’t help but feature this filly despite her slight downhill build. Even so, it doesn’t necessarily make or break her future. She didn’t have it in her to be a racehorse, having no terribly notable finishes in her eight starts, but perhaps eventing is more her style? If she’s your style, take her home and find out!

Located at Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney, Illinois.

View Stormy Bray on CANTER Chicago.

Discreet Ransom. Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbred Adoption.

Discreet Ransom (DISCREET CAT – REDMOND, BY RED RANSOM): 2016 16.0-hand Florida-bred gelding

From his good muscling to shiny coat, you can tell that Discreet Ransom has been well-cared for by his race connections. He’s an easy horse to love as well and was described as a ‘good boy’ by his handler who was very affectionate towards him. Discreet Ransom hasn’t performed too poorly in his nine career starts, all of which were Claiming races, but his connection focus their business on Allowance and Stakes quality horses and decided that this guys doesn’t make the cut. It sure looks like he could make the cut as an event horse though!

Located at Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York.

View Discreet Ransom on Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.