Weekly CANTER Wishlist: West coast edition

Each week, Kaitlyn Jansen relentlessly searches the CANTER listings to bring you her top OTTB sporthorse prospect picks. Get your checkbooks ready: Here’s her latest batch…

 STATS: 4-y/o dark bay 16.2-hh gelding


DESCRIPTION: He is race sound, having just raced on March 16, 2012. He has a race record of 21 starts, 3,2,0. This Arizona-bred horse is just a bit slow on the track but should be a candidate for just about any discipline. Long legged and athletic, he is alert but quiet around the barn.

PRICE: $2,000

CONTACT: Phil, 623-326-8818.

STATS: 17+-hand, 3-year-old chestnut gelding

LOCATION: N. California

DESCRIPTION: Only raced two times and just didn’t do well enough to continue with him as a racehorse. He is reportedly retiring sound & is a nice mover. Should make an excellent jumper or eventer! Has beautiful high neck line and as he’s only three–he still has growing to do! Very gentle and easy to handle. Video available.

PRICE: $2,000 reduced to $1,600

CONTACT: Lynette 415-269-9064; email [email protected]

STATS: 4-y/o colt (gelding will be included with the sale)

LOCATION: Pleasanton, California

DESCRIPTION: Absolutely the kindest, sweetest guy ever! Loves kids, no buck, bolt, spook, BOMB PROOF! Sound, and extremely sane… gorgeous too!

PRICE: $2,900, reduced from $4,000

CONTACT: Reina, (925) 639-4001

STATS: 2006 gelding 16.1-hh

LOCATION: S. California

DESCRIPTION: Said to be a barn favorite! Reportedly awesome to ride w/ super natural athletic ability! Huge trot–tons of spring! This guy could possibly be an upper level jumper prospect. Reportedly sound.

Race Record & Pedigree

VIDEO: http://youtu.be/0Gv-gZTbJJg

PRICE: Asking $2,000

CONTACT: Sarah, [email protected]

 STATS: 7-y/o 17.1-hh dark brown gelding

LOCATION: Pleasanton, California

DESCRIPTION: This guy is just a gentle giant that gives it his all–unfortunately, it’s not enough for the track! He’s huge and can make a great dressage horse for the right person.  He’s an easy keeper and works hard at everything he’s asked for.  He’s had no “off track” training – but has a lot of potential!

PRICE: Asking $2,500

CONTACT: Eddie Rich, Trainer (209) 914-2230; email [email protected]

All listings republished with permission from CANTER.

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) provides retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers. View all listings at www.canterusa.org.

Go CANTER, and Go Riding!

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