OTTBs are among the most prominently represented breed in the eventing world. Each day, hundreds of ex-racehorses find themselves at the end of their racing career and in need of a new home. Luckily, organizations such as CANTER, New Vocations, Recycled Racehorses, and many more are always on alert for new horses that are ready for second careers. Each week, we'll be bringing you a few OTTB ads that caught our eye. Keep an eye out here for your next eventing superstar!
The Retired Racehorse Project released its latest entry update, and entries now total 130! It’s a good mix of amateurs and professionals, and it’s not too late to find a horse to take your shot at the title with. Our weekly wishlists are a nice sample of OTTBs available around the country. Don’t forget to let us know if you bring one home with you!
We’ve got two CANTER Mid-Atlantic horses for you this week, as we simply couldn’t choose between the two of them. First up is Circularity, a 16.3hh 6-year-old gelding at Charles Town. Circularity (Candy Ride (ARG) – Turkish Gypsy, by Turkoman) raced 24 times, most recently on January 21. His trainer has stated that this gelding is quiet – most likely too quiet for the track!
Also located at Charles Town is Love Smitten (Into Mischief – Sistine’s Hope, by Miswaki), a 4-year-old 15.1hh filly. This little girl raced 17 times, hitting the board eight times for a career earning total of $50,996. She’s also been deemed sound and suitable for a new career.
Our last featured horse this week is Honorable Judge (Afleet Alex – Lucky Again, by Wild Again), who is available through After the Races in Pennsylvania. This handsome man did retire with a bow, which can be seen in the photo, but is scheduled for a vet evaluation today so more information on prognosis should be available soon. This guy is a 2011 model and raced five times but has been retired since March of 2014. More photos can be seen by clicking the link below.