CANTER Pennsylvania is excited to host the fourth annual End of Meet Showcase to be held at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, PA, this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The showcase gives prospective OTTB buyers the chance to come and look at approximately 40 Thoroughbreds available for purchase all in one place, while their trainers are on hand to answers questions. The track veterinarian will also be on site to provide pre-purchase exams to interested buyers at cost. Last year’s event was hailed as being very positive and smoothly run.
“We welcome the opportunity to once again be selected as a location for the CANTER PA event to help find great homes for our retiring racehorses,” stated Kevin O’Sullivan, Vice President and General Manager for Presque Isle Downs and Casino.
“We support the mission statement of the CANTER PA program which is focused upon creating a bridge between the race horse industry and the placement of ex-racehorses into quality sport and pleasure homes. Our on-site Presque Isle Downs team members have volunteered their time in coordinating this event to ensure success in transitioning the racehorses housed at Presque Isle Downs to new careers.”
This week we’re sharing three horses who will be featured in the showcase that caught our eye, but you’ll notice that our wish list looks a little different that usual since information on the horses is scant. This is because their Jockey Club names and trainer contact information will not be released until the showcase on Oct. 12. But with that, a good looking horse is a good looking horse — you’ll just have to head to the showcase the meet them! Each horse will be presented individually at the walk and jog during the event and then will be available for cash purchase. All horses are priced at $3,500 or less. You can view a preview of the horses who will be available here and keep up to date on the event through Facebook.
2014 16.2-hand mare by Paddy O’Prado
This girl’s type simply screams ‘eventer’. With 40 career starts (6-7-4) and $110,149, she’s certainly displayed her athleticism on the track. She looks like an alert and determined mare and who’s ready for her next job, and at 5-years-old she could be a prime candidate for your next upper-level prospect.
2016 16.0-hand gelding by Frost Giant
This cutie is a clean slate, retiring after just three starts with no notable placings. He has no known issues or vices and looks like a flashy prospect who could turn into a really eye-catching event horse. At three years old, there’s plenty of time for him to develop his potential and find his niche.
2014 15.3-hand mare by Monarchos
It’s hard not to get your eye caught by a gorgeous grey, and this five-year-old does not disappoint. Sired by the winner of the 2001 Kentucky Derby, she raced 27 times (2-6-9) and earned $81,695. She has no known issues or vices and she’s also a homebred, so her connections that you meet at the showcase will be able to give you her entire history!