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…
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Stats: 3-y/o chestnut filly, 15.3 hands
Location: La Salle, Colorado
Description: This girl has been well started by a local trainer and has been to the track, but has not raced. Midnightdiva is a nicely put together filly with a ton of bone and substance—this girl is built now, and she will be really solid once she’s all done. She looks more like a warmblood than a Thoroughbred! She is ready to go in any direction, but with her size and pedigree, she is particularly well-suited to eventing, fox hunting or the jumper ring. She is very nice to handle and ride and her owner says she is 100% sound without any issues. View pedigree here.
Contact: Greg Platt at (970)284-7775 or (970)373-8647
Stats: 4-y/o gray mare, 16 hands
Description: Tru Omega is a gorgeous 4-yr-old grey roan filly. She is by Omega Code and out of Trumanette and has a fantastic pedigree with Gone West, Deputy Minister, Seattle Slew, Secretariat, Northern Dancer and some other impressive blood lines as well. Tru Omega is lightly raced and raced only 5 times in her career. She is 16-hh and was very sweet and friendly in her stall. Tru Omega was a little excited when getting her picture taken outside, but overall seemed sensible. Beautiful body type, very classic, looks like she would make a nice hunter when she fills out, and she could excel in any of the sport horse divisions. Trainer has had some problems with Tru Omega becoming sore on her left knee after racing and hard workouts. She x-rayed clean on it and the x-rays are available for viewing. Tru Omega looked sound at the walk today, and there was no heat/swelling and she did not mind knee flexed or bent at all. Tru Omega is located at Turfway Park and looking for that perfect new home and career.
Contact: Bruce at (859) 816-8642
Stats: 5-y/o chestnut mare, 15.2 hands
Location: Florence, Kentucky
Description: She is an adorable 2007 dark bay mare–she looks almost black in color. She is by Potowatomi and out of Chat Du Nord. Kitty is a petite yet compact mare that stands just under 15.2 hands. She last raced in 2011 and was retired due to not being competitive and having a small bone chip in her knee which causes her no problems. Her trainer says she has a wonderful disposition, is easy to work with and is cute mover with a nice stride. Kitty enjoys being with people and other horses and is an easy keeper with no vices. She has an athletic build so we think she would make for a nice eventer, show or dressage horse. Kitty is located at her trainers farm near Florence KY. Please consider giving this sweet mare a new home and career!
Price: $750, Negotiable
Contact: Barb (513)678-9836
Stats: 3-y/o chestnut filly, 15.3 hands
Location: Delaware Park
Description: Maxie is one of the sweetest girls ever. Furthermore, she is smart and calm. She has perfect stall/ground manners and loves people. Maxie would be suitable for any discipline. She just had her chance on the racetrack and it is not her thing. Make this cute girl yours!
Contact: Cynthia at: (757)422-2547 (home); (757)615-6803 (cell); (410)820-9482 (alt. home); email [email protected]
Stats: 3-y/o bay filly, 16 hands
Location: New England
Description: Looking for a thoroughbred that will surely turn heads wherever you go? Then look no further – this filly is just the one! She stands at an impressive 16.0 hands at only 3-years old. She is super friendly and has plenty of ability to do anything with her agile way of moving – she is very light on her feet. This filly clearly loves being around people and would make someone a great show partner!
Contact: Jane at (508)284-7711
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