There are a couple different definitions of “war horse,” as it it pertains to racing Thoroughbreds. Commonly, it’s a term use for horses who have left the startbox 50 or more times (though I’ve also heard it used for horses with 100 or more starts!) Another definition that some people go by is a horse who has won over $100,000 on track. In this week’s edition of OTTB Wishlisht, we have a war horses of each type and they’re all looking for their next gig. Come and get ’em!
“Maggie” has that been-there-done-that attitude that is so typically seen in horses who’ve been on the track for years and years. That’s one of the many reasons to love them! After her 57 career starts, Maggie is ready for a new home and a second career. Her owner has a real soft spot for her — she’s the only horse she’ll ride! — and wants to find her only the best home.
Located at Laurel Park, Maryland.
Calm Pacific didn’t quite make war horse status through number of races — he ran 38 — but he did win a hearty $221,181! This 10-year-old most recently raced in January of this year and is under evaluation at Second Stride now. If you love a classy Stakes horse, Calm Pacific could be your guy!
Located in Prospect, Kentucky.
Can you believe this sweet lady ran 54 races and earned a grand total of $186,031? That makes her a war horse by both standards! “Honey” is actually looking for her third career. After retiring from racing in 2017, she wen’t back to her owner/’s farm and spent two years as a broodmare. While she was a great mother, her foals just don’t look like they’ll be cutting it as good racing prospects. Even after two years of not being ridden, Honey didn’t miss a beat when her owner hopped back on her recently. He knows this mare has more in her yet and would love to find to find someone to bring her along and realize her full potential.
Located in Versailles, Kentucky.