Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Nothing Plain About These Bays

You don’t have to have flashy chrome to be eye-catching — just take one look at these three available off the track Thoroughbreds and you’ll see that their beauty is more than skin-deep. These three plain bays have not a hint of a sock or star on them, but they’ll stand out from the crowd nonetheless. Take one home and make them your new partner:

Veronas Victor. Photo via CANTER PA.

Veronas Victor (OFFLEE WILD – OPHIUCHUS, BY AFLEET ALEX): 2015 16.1-hand Pennsylvania-bred gelding

Lightly raced, a nicely uphill build, and no history of any issues makes Verona’s Victor a very desirable sport horse prospect. This gelding, who’s by a Derby runner and Grade 1 winner, can be described as a good egg who tries to do everything right, but just isn’t showing the interest in racing needed to win. He’s a homebred and has been with the same connections his whole life, who have taken care to give him breaks to relax on the farm throughout his training. Perhaps he liked life on a farm too much to much to have wanted to be back at the track!

Located in Grantville, Pennsylvania.

View Veronas Victor on CANTER PA.

Win the Shake. Photo via New Vocations Racehorse Adoption.

Win the Shake (SHAKIN IT UP – HEDY HOPPER, BY VICTORY GALLOP): 2016 16.2-hand New York-bred mare

“Winnie” might just be the whole package! In addition to being athletic, she’s a sweet, level-headed, and easy-going girl. Despite her young age, she’s a quiet and confident under saddle and does her very best to listen to her rider. Winnie raced just three times and won $43,460. After winning her second race, she was bumped up to tougher competition and her race trainer may have thought she wouldn’t be a competitive racer at that level. Their loss is your gain for this sweet mare! After having the fall to just relax, she’s ready to find her person.

Located in Lexington, Kentucky.

View Win the Shake on New Vocations Racehorse Adoption.

Rafter. Photo via CANTER PA.

Rafter (PADDY O’PRADO – WAR EAGLE LADY, BY WAR CHANT): 2016 16.2-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

Rafter had a decent go on the track with 20 career starts and a couple hits on the boards for $44,202 career earnings. He’s finished at the back of the pack in his last few races, so his connections have decided to more him on to something new. Paddy O’Prado is said to be a popular sport horse line and given his great build we could definitely picture him galloping out of a start box someday.

Located in Grantville, Pennsylvania.

View Rafter on CANTER PA.