It’s been a stressful week, no? It may not be the healthiest coping method, but sometimes when the going gets tough the tough go … shopping. And what kind of shopping is the best kind of shopping? Say it with me now — horse shopping! So here you go folks, our three OTTB picks of the week. Take a deep breath and enjoy a little window shopping escapism:
You’ve got to love a nice grey, and Preston Court is “a very cool horse” and “a super nice guy” according to those who know him. He’s got a solid bone structure and is expected to do a little bit more growing so he might get a bit more uphill as well. Though Preston Court did fairly well for himself on the track, his trainer believes in moving his horses on to a second career before they get run down. The CANTER volunteers who listed him were impressed by his nice movement, so he’s likely to be an eye catching guy not just due to the color of his coat.
Located in Farmington, New York.
Want to add a world traveler to your string? Word has it that his horse has got as nice of a personality as he is good looking, too. Al Taweel was born in Kentucky and sold for $310,00 at Keeneland before going on to start his race career in Dubai. He came back home to the Bluegrass State after a year and a half of racing overseas and continued to compete, racking up 37 total career starts and $66,150. He’s had a few wins here and there, but isn’t competitive at the next level of racing as his trainer would like so here’s hoping he can find a home to settle down in.
Located in Stickney, Illinois.
This eye-catching gelding really caught the attention of the New Vocations staff. Gum Tree lane will need a patient and experienced person to bring him along and help him balance himself properly and unlock that ‘X’ factor that the New Vocations staff has caught glimpses of. Gum Tree Lane is lightly raced with 8 starts and lots more to give to his new people.
Located in Lexington, Kentucky.