Heck of a weekend to be a Thoroughbred fan, huh? Among many other excellent performances, full Thoroughbreds took home the top prizes in a few marquee divisions. Campground (Forest Camp – Kneel, by Pulpit) ridden by Erin Sylvester claimed the win in the CCI4*-L while Arden Wildasin piloted Il Vici (Galileo – Ladyeri, by Salieri) to the CCI3*-L win at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event. On the other side of the world, history was made by Hazel Shannon and Willingapark Clifford (Passing Shot – Twin Pearl, by Double Income) by winning the Australian International Three-Day Event.
It just goes to show that Thoroughbreds still have a very well-deserved place in our sport and have the potential to hold their own against the Warmblood crowd. Are you looking for your next partner to help you find upper-level success? Maybe one of these three adoptable OTTBs could be the one:
Coincidence is a confident young mare, so it’s no surprise that she’s settled in quite well to her new life away from the backstretch. She never seemed to be really into racing anyway and never hit the board in her four career starts, but her attitude seems to say that she’ll excel in whatever she finds her groove in. Coincidence has lovely conformation for a sport horse and blew the MMSC staff away with her form the first time they free-jumped her. Make sure you check out her videos on her MMSC page linked below — you can catch glimpses of a promising young prospect.
Located in Lexington, Kentucky
Lasting Impact lasted for a good long while on the track, racing consistently from the time he was a two-year-old. Now nine years old, he’s started finishing a little more towards the back of the pack than the front so after 63 career starts and $166,124 earned it’s time for Lasting Impact to find a new long-lasting career. With a handsome shoulder and nicely-angled hindquarters, just picture how nice Lasting Impact will look with new muscling. Can you give this wonderful warhorse a lasting home and new job?
Located at Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney, Illinois.
Make no mistake, Crossing Alaska has plenty of athletic ability — it’s just not coming through on the race track. Though this filly has a youthful spirit and plenty fo exuberance, her exercise riders are big fans of hers and say she’s straightforward and easy to gallop. Crossing Alaska’s solid uphill build simply screams ‘eventer’ type and we’d love to see her blasting out of the start box in due time!
Located at Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York.