Weekly CANTER Wishlist

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 Dark Bay Mare, 16.0 hands

Location: Grantville, PA

Description: Be still my heart! This mare is stunning in person: great size, an athletic build with a beautiful head and kind eye… this girl is total EYE CANDY. A very nice moving horse, we could see Peakabold excel in nearly anything; she has the quality of gaits everyone looks for, combined with a strong build that makes us think she could be an upper level prospect. Her trainer says this girl has no issues; she’s retiring SOUND with only 9 starts. An absolute steal, this one should interest amateurs and pros, alike! Loved her!

Price: $500

Contact: Stephanie Beattie (717)645-5488 or Belkys Perez  (717)460-3331

Stats: 3-y/o Dark Bay Gelding, 16.2+ hands

Location: Grantville, PA

Description: AWESOME DRESSAGE POTENTIAL! This guy has everything dressage riders dream about: natural suspension, a balanced, uphill build and good bone. With a heavier build, this guy could easily pass for a warmblood but with the elegance that only a thoroughbred can offer. A super sporthorse prospect, we certainly could see this horse also have upper level eventing or jumping potential! Quiet, kind and SOUND, with only four starts, we really were impressed by this one. Please note, Fu Daddy does have very minute ankle rounding, but it has never been an issue and should be completely superficial. This guy could be a real force of nature!

Price: $1500

 Contact: Murray Rojas (717)644-3413


Stats: 4-y/o Bay Gelding, 16.2 hands

Location: Grantville, PA

Description: ELEGANT yet POWERFUL, we think this guy would make an awesome eventer! With limited starts, this Jump Start (A.P. Indy) son is retiring SOUND, with very little wear or tear. A very clever type, this guy seems like the total package who could go far in eventing, jumping or dressage. A lovely mover, with extremely even rhythms, this horse is going to cover ground with style! Priced to move, this guy is athletic enough to entice professional riders!

Price: $1,500

Contact: Murray Rojas (717)644-3413

Stats: 7-y/o Chestnut Gelding, 15.3 hands

Location: Florence, KY

Description: He is 16.1 hands and is by Trippi and out of Sky Ravenal. Sky Dancer last raced in 2011 and was retired sound. He currently is being used as a pony horse at the race track. This guy can do it all: he has natural suspension, great conformation, lead changes on the straight line, 2 track (jogs both ways), side passes, turn on the haunches, turn on the forehand, ties perfectly, is great around other horses and is easy to catch. Sky Dancer is about as broke as you can get. He needs no additional schooling or ground manners and is good to go. He has wonderful, fluid movement, with a long stride and really extends himself at the trot. Sky Dancer is totally bomb proof and doesn’t spook at anything. He is good with large crowds, loose horses, trailers like a pro, stands still when you need to catch him and responds well to command. He is a very intelligent horse that is energetic and has a strong work ethic .He would be best suited for an intermediate to advanced rider-not for beginners as this guy likes to go. Sky Dancer would really excel if he had a job to focus on and would not be happy just standing out in a field. His owner thinks he would make for a fantastic hunter/jumper or dressage prospect. Sky Dancer is located at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., and needs a home offer ASAP. Owner is only selling because she needs to downsize. This is one impressive horse that deserves a great new home and career! New photos taken on 11-17-12; read more and check them out!

Price: $2,000 negotiable

Contact: Paula at (505)720-2989

Stats: 5-y/o Bay Gelding, 16 hands

Location: Golden Gate Fields, California

Description: Reportedly sound, nice athletic build, high set head–a real looker! Has reportedly been ridden in pasture, clips easily, very willing, great temperament! Seems like an excellent sporthorse prospect!  Owner/trainer states the horse is too slow for racing and would like to see him excel in a new career. Located at Golden Gate Fields.

Price: $1,100

Contact: Eugene B., Owner/Trainer (208)283-1523

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.

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