Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Who Wants to Win a Racehorse?

Trapped N My Mind. Photo via Retired Racehorse Project.

If you’ve ever wanted to cheer your own racehorse down the stretch but haven’t wanted to make the financial investment, this could be your chance. Wasabi Ventures Stables, a company that takes “a startup approach” to the racing business by offering a co-owners club which allows anyone to become involved in race horse ownership, is partnering with our good friends at the Retired Racehorse Project to offer RRP members a chance at racehorse ownership.

If you’re an RRP member you have until Thursday, August 9th to enter to win a 1% share (a $299 value) in Trapped N My Mind, a gorgeous 2-year-old filly (Trappe Shot—Paraskevoulla, Thunder Gulch) purchased at the Ocala Breeders Sale and now in training at Delaware Park with Jesse Cruz.

Of course, we here at EN know just how valuable some ex-racehorses can become after they’ve found their calling in a new career. Here are three thoroughbred geldings looking for a new job:

Backfiring. Photo via CANTER Kentucky.

Backfiring (HOLD ME BACK – MYSTIC HONOUR, BY HONOUR AND GLORY): 2015 16.0-hand Indiana-bred gelding

If you’re a stickler for good conformation and want something only lightly raced, then make sure to take a look at this guy. Backfiring is well-built and has clean legs, good feet, and only two races under is belt. His owner says that he enjoys work, but is just not interested in racing. He should be very amenable to being retrained for another discipline – maybe he’ll like eventing better! Backfiring is an in-your-pocket type who is easy to handle, loves attention, and has no vices. Sounds like he could be the whole package!

Located in Lexington, Kentucky.

View Backfiring on CANTER Kentucky.

Baku Nights. Photo via Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC).

Baku Nights (DON GATO – DOT’S IN STYLE, BY INDIAN CHARLIE): 2014 16.0-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

Baku made his living in low-level claiming races before getting some let-down time and then coming to MMSC. This big-bodied chestnut is gentle and sensitive and truly just wants to please. Once he learns what his new job is, Baku is the type of horse that will try his heart out for you. He’d love to find his own person who’s just as sweet and gentle as he is!

Located in Lexington, Kentucky.

View Baku Nights on Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Justdynamite. Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds Inc.

Justdynamite (JUSTENUFFHUMOR – HONORABLE HALO, BY DOUBLE HONOR): 2015 16.0-hand New York-bred gelding

This handsome gelding has a great sporthorse/jumping bloodlines and his current owner, who has a showjumping background, thinks he’s a great prospect for such. Video of him being ridden shows a nice supple and naturally balanced trot and canter. Justdynamite is currently around 16-hands and is a little bum-high, but he’s still growing and will likely top out at around 16.2-hands. His owner, who also gallops him, says he is an intelligent guy who is good to work with and lovely to ride. He was diagnosed with a very minor tendon tear last October, but was patiently and properly rehabbed and has been given the all clear to go on to do any discipline without limitations!

Located at the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York.

View Justdynamite on Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds Inc.