It’s Thoroughbred Makeover week! Competition will begin this Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY for the 2019 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover where over 500 off-the-track Thoroughbreds will strut their stuff for the title of America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred.
The Thoroughbred Makeover is also a fantastic place to shop for your next equine partner as around one-third of the horses competing are also for sale via the ASPCA Makeover Marketplace — a one-stop-shop where you can watch, meet, and trial multiple horses all in one place. A few weeks ago we featured three horses available via the Marketplace and now that the Makeover is upon us we’re featuring three more. Get shopping!
If you’re looking for the been-there-done-that warhorse type, ‘Ty” could be your guy! Ty sold for $200,000 as a two-year-old and by the age of 10 won a total of $282,778 in 94 career starts. Ty last raced in February of this year and seems to have taken to his new life like the true professional that he is, with a particular affinity for working outside the ring on the cross country course, the trails, or hunt field. Ty has already been to his first event here his finished on his dressage score. His trainer thinks he could be a great adult amateur horse as his level-headedness imparts confidence to his rider.
Titanico (who is funnily enough also called “Ty”) is a fabulous prospect who’s already transitioned seamlessly to his new life as an event horse after having last raced in June of 2018. Ty has competed up to the Novice level and have placed in the top 5 and finished on his dressage score at every event he has competed at. His trainer thinks he has serious upper-level potential as he is a sensitive, yet trainable ride and is very brave but careful over fences. After 26 career starts and $65,958 in earnings, Ty is now schooling 1.10 m fences (with plenty of scope for more) plus lateral work and counter canter on the flat.
This handsome grey is a tall drink of water at almost 17-hands and he’s lovely well-mannered gentleman to go with his good looks. Odie has fabulous ground manners as well as super athletic potential to move up the levels in eventing. His trainer calls him a good mover who’s very balanced an has a great canter. He has a solid flatwork foundation and is schooling Beginner Novice over fences with plenty of extra scope.