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    Default Canter Cuties need Homes by the end of the month

    Just a heads up, Turfway Park in Northen Kentucky is closing its meet at the end of March, and there are quite a few canter cuties up there that need new homes! I volunteer for Canter KY, so no monetary gain for me, just want to help some horses find some new homes! Some of the lookers include:

    Big Blue Fever- I just love his name!:
    http://canterusa.org/index.php?optio...ngs&Itemid=342

    Broken Tango, says sale pending, but he's still on the website...

    http://canterusa.org/index.php?optio...ngs&Itemid=342

    Splink:
    http://canterusa.org/index.php?optio...ngs&Itemid=342

    Mynah's Boy:
    http://canterusa.org/index.php?optio...ngs&Itemid=342

    There are several more on the website as well, all looking for homes

    http://canterusa.org/index.php?optio...258&Itemid=342



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    Zarking is very handsome!
    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George

    What's the status on Tuco?


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    Quote Originally Posted by chestnutwithchrome View Post
    Helllllllooooooo LEGS! Wowza!!! She looks a bit like a giraffe right now, but I bet she's got another 4 or more inches of growing to do in the body, to match what she's got underneath!

    Quite nicely bred for sport, with Pleasant Colony, Northfields, Roberto, Herbager and Double Jay!

    http://www.pedigreequery.com/splink

    And how can you not love a horse named SPLINK?

    I am Not. Looking. but I'd love to take her and see how she grows up Someone here buy her and chronicle her progress as she changes!!



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    I can.not. look either - but of course I did.
    Love little Splink - and hope they ALL find good homes.....
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    I like Blue and Immortal Wink. James is very handsome too.

    I would like to see what poor Coors looks like when he is standing square. Poor guy looks like he is 3 horses all stitched together.



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    OP, do you know how willing they would be to negotiate? I am very interested in Suave Shadow to start as a event project, but he's slightly over my budget.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lawade9 View Post
    OP, do you know how willing they would be to negotiate? I am very interested in Suave Shadow to start as a event project, but he's slightly over my budget.
    In my experience with working at the trainers at Arapahoe Park here in Colorado, they are nearly always willing to negotiate. The worst they can say is no--call up the trainer and make a reasonable offer and see. I generally caution people to not go crazy with a lowball offer, as that can be a bit off putting to some, but it sounds like you're close on price, so not going for that tactic!



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    Quote Originally Posted by lawade9 View Post
    OP, do you know how willing they would be to negotiate? I am very interested in Suave Shadow to start as a event project, but he's slightly over my budget.
    Go there with truck & trailer & cash in hand
    if you want to vet & pick up at your discretion, then likely not ...



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    Thanks! I'll call and see if they'd be willing I accept my offer.

    and I understand what you mean by a lowball offer - I could technically pay the full 1k, (I mean it's not too terribly much) but it'd cut into the savings I have for basic horse care/supplies.

    Thank you!



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    Quote Originally Posted by lawade9 View Post
    Thanks! I'll call and see if they'd be willing I accept my offer.

    and I understand what you mean by a lowball offer - I could technically pay the full 1k, (I mean it's not too terribly much) but it'd cut into the savings I have for basic horse care/supplies.

    Thank you!
    Just be careful when buying horses, the purchase price is just the beginning - read up on ulcers in TB's (very high incidence so budget for this not cheap treatment, call your vet & inquire; there are ways to do it "on the cheap" but scoping is always the best starting point), expect to sort out feet (frequent trims, special shoes etc), be aware of typical "letdown" & "retraining" - there are some wonderful websites about bringing home your OTTB & re-starting him; be prepared to buy/find the right saddle for your new boy ... & so on



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    Parade Boldly is quite the looker.
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    Well since you brought it up... strictly for educational purposes... what are we looking at in these two pics...

    2007 model
    http://canterusa.org/plugins/content...57daeacb49.jpg

    2006 model
    http://canterusa.org/plugins/content...ed06300527.jpg
    Last edited by Isabeau Z Solace; Mar. 17, 2013 at 06:01 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Isabeau Z Solace View Post
    Well since you brought it up... strictly for educational purposes... what are we looking at in these two pics... (horse are 2007 and 2006, so not really 'growing' at this point.)

    http://canterusa.org/plugins/content...57daeacb49.jpg

    http://canterusa.org/plugins/content...ed06300527.jpg

    who brought what up
    the only reference I noticed in this thread to growing young TB's referred to a 2010 filly, who definitely looks as if she is far from "finished"



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    IZS- What is "it"? Brought what up? Are you referring to the suggestion that a 2010 model may still be growing into herself?

    And I really don't know-- what are we looking at in these two pics? What point were you trying to make?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Isabeau Z Solace View Post
    Well since you brought it up... strictly for educational purposes... what are we looking at in these two pics...

    2007 model
    http://canterusa.org/plugins/content...57daeacb49.jpg

    2006 model
    http://canterusa.org/plugins/content...ed06300527.jpg
    What are we looking at? I'd say a truly terrible hip angle in the first and a simple case of downhill looking in the second. Don't think the first would look much better in person (although maybe--it is TOUGH to get good pictures at the track) but the second could look considerably nicer in person and/or moving.



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    The only horse I took the listing for that is still on the website is Afleet Indy. Most trainers are open to reasonable negotiations, so I would recommend anyone who is interested in a horse to contact the trainer direct. I just want to help spread the word on these horses, as they are nice individuals!



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    Whoever got Broken Tango is a lucky duck!! He sold for $625k at Keenland, classy pedigree and really nice looking horse.
    If you believe everything you read, better not read. -- Japanese Proverb




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    Quote Originally Posted by Simkie View Post
    What are we looking at? I'd say a truly terrible hip angle in the first and a simple case of downhill looking in the second. Don't think the first would look much better in person (although maybe--it is TOUGH to get good pictures at the track) but the second could look considerably nicer in person and/or moving.
    Getting pics can be tough, but I was wondering if anyone thought a bad pic could be THAT different from the real thing. The first horse is described as having "very nice conformation." ????? Really?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
    Whoever got Broken Tango is a lucky duck!! He sold for $625k at Keenland, classy pedigree and really nice looking horse.
    Indeed! His dam is a 3/4 sister to champion Gio Ponti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isabeau Z Solace View Post
    Getting pics can be tough, but I was wondering if anyone thought a bad pic could be THAT different from the real thing. The first horse is described as having "very nice conformation." ????? Really?
    Shrug. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that CANTER utilizes volunteers that may or may not have the same sort of education or even desires that you or I may have. And the job IS to help get the horses sold.

    And perhaps the hip on the horse doesn't look nearly so extreme as in the photos. God knows I've seen horses at the track and formed options based on the real, live animal in front of me and then gotten home and looked at my pics and wondered WTF happened. It's a tough gig, trying to get an accurate representation of the horse in the 10 minutes you've got the horse out of the stall, rarely with level footing, almost never with someone who knows how to set the horse up the way sport horse people want to see and often with all sorts of crazy shit happening around you.



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