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  • NICE TB listings---

    So i went throught the finger lakes and the CANTER listings this afternoon and picked out the ones i liked the most. figured i would post them here in hopes that someone might be looking for a fancy new project

    Check out this looker:


    this grey is very nice too:


    big, impresive (almost black) geld:


    gorgeous chest mare in PA


    stunning gelding:


    this guy is really well balanced too with great bone:


    love the bone/coloring on this filly:


    warmblood-type mare:


    HUNTER anyone????


    surely more beauties to be posted in the next few weeks as trainers get settled into tracks after moving around for the winter...

  • #2
    I want Euromaker!!


    • #3
      Originally posted by Beam Me Up View Post
      I want Euromaker!!
      Someone needs to buy him. I don't have time for two.

      (I admit I'm tempted by Quiet Jet--Fappiano granddaughter for $300--but then I don't care about the knee as I'd be buying a mare to breed, not ride.)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Beam Me Up View Post
        I want Euromaker!!
        Love him - he reminds me of my first OTTB. Can anyone check to see if there's any O'Hara blood there?

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        • #5
          I really like these (but I'm biased, I love Charles Town nags!):

          Post Play (she'll fill out nice I think - seems sweet like she'll let down very well and be an in your pocket type)

          Proverbs Dancer (flashy flashy! And in great weight/condition)

          Brutus (some bumps and dings on this guy but just so quiet while we were there. neat horse)

          This horse I really like - not sure he's still available but if I was shopping I'd go look
          "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

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          • #6
            LOVE Mr. Ned! All of these threads on OTTB have made me decide that once I graduate college and have a real job I will be buying one


            • #7
              Originally posted by MyGiantPony View Post
              Love him - he reminds me of my first OTTB. Can anyone check to see if there's any O'Hara blood there?

              He's by a son of Unbridled's Song (which kind of makes me hem and haw about his ankles but he at least hasn't been working them hard so far), his damsire is a son of Storm Cat, and his dam is out of a Risen Star mare who herself is out of a Clever Trick mare. He has inbreeding to Secretariat and Northern Dancer. So he may have bombed at the track, but he's very much a blue blood.
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              • #8
                Subtle Cue rings my bell. I just need to make LOTS more money!
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                • #9
                  nevermind lol I actually opened my eyes this time!! I <3 Euromaker!
                  "to each his own..."


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jewll27 View Post
                    nevermind lol I actually opened my eyes this time!! I <3 Euromaker!

                    Euromaker - 2007 model, just 6 starts. Very nice, but between Unbridled's Song's ankles & Storm Cat's knees . . . maybe will never hurt him after he's off the track, though.

                    Mojo777 - make the money fast. We're probably closer & already have an appointment to see her!
                    Hidden Echo Farm, Carlisle, PA -- home of JC palomino sire Canadian Kid (1990 - 2013) & AQHA sire Lark's Favorite, son of Rugged Lark.


                    • #11
                      The last one posted by the OP, Yakee Frankie is amazing looking. Good thing he's literally a continent away.
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                      • #12
                        Live Action


                        I want to kiss his little face.. Oh my!!!
                        "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
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                        • #13
                          Love me some grey and totally in love with Euromaker. I'd name him handsome and just let the compliments roll in. Grey's a little fine in the legs for my tastes but he'd look stunning in a western saddle. Speaking of western Dancer boy indeed looks more QH than TB but I LOVE his legs.
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                          What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.


                          • Original Poster

                            you can't really base bloodlines that are several generations back on the soundness of the horse. If storm cat or unbridled song are not the sire of the horse; i wouldn't worry about it too much. have a ppe done on the horse and go from there.

                            The wort thing about people analyzing OTTB's is that they look at the pedigree and base judgment from there. My OTTB is by Gulch and out of a mare by Storm Bird and out of cadette stevens. He has both native dancer and northern dancer in his pedigree (northern dancer being a grandsire). this horse raced successfully until he was 8 yrs and retired completely sound and clean legged...the vet who did his PPE was amazed.

                            I think its great to analyze pedigrees for soundness but i just cant stand it when people will look at a horsae from a photo, look up the pedigree next and then base soundness off of that. if you're seriously considering buying one contact the trainer, ask some questions then contact a local vet or the track vet to do a PPE on the horse. You'd be surprised at how easy it is....

                            Pedigrees can tell us a lot about a horse but you can't base any conclusions off of anything until you've actually seen the horse or a vet has looked the horse over for soundness. Don't let a horse's pedigree, especially what is a few generations back, determine whether or not you want to consider a horse for purchase.


                            • #15
                              Oh, good, you guys haven't found the one I love, yet..... She'll be grabbed quickly, I am sure...but I can still dream, right???
                              It is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


                              • #16
                                WHY has no one put this guy up??
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                                • #17
                                  No one on here is saying "Ooh, he has Storm Cat, he MUST have bad knees." But Raise A Native hasn't sired anything for a VERY long time (what with being dead and all) and inbreeding to him still puts crap ankles on horses. Seeing a lot of certain names clustered in the first five is a good way to know what to look out for, ESPECIALLY in younger horses who've been unsuccessful. If only the sire and dam matter at all, then looking for sport-horse names like Fappiano and Turn-to is also silly as they haven't put anything on the ground lately, either.

                                  Likewise, while it doesn't seem to do much for their RACING skills, I personally now give an extra long look to horses with Crafty Admiral near up on top (generally through Crafty Prospector's dam these days) and a dam with a lot of the Hooper Farms horses (Tri Jet, Greek Game, Olympia, Copelan, Susan's Girl, etc.) I've had two horses with that (broadly-defined) nick and seen another, and while they aren't the most stunning lookers in the world, they've all had incredibly good minds.

                                  There are a lot of very good reasons to look at a pedigree past the sire and dam. Soundness is one. Given most people on this board have been buying horses at least as long as I've been, in most cases more, I wouldn't assume anyone on here would automatically dismiss a horse solely because he has two popular stallions whose close descendants tend to have problems. But it might make them x-ray those knees and ankles in a lot more detail, especially when the racing record is very light.
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by To the MAX View Post
                                    I like him too.

                                    To answer your probably rhetorical question, I'm guessing the price is why he's still available...
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by TrotTrotPumpkn View Post
                                      I like him too.

                                      To answer your probably rhetorical question, I'm guessing the price is why he's still available...
                                      I'm curious as to why a few of these horses get priced so high. That isn't to say that many of the ones who ARE priced higher than average aren't very nice horses, but I just don't get it. (Another good example is that pretty, chromed out mare mentioned on an earlier thread that was selling for $5k.) The market is still pretty bad right now, so I guess I find it kind of surprising that someone would go out and spend that kind of money for an ex-racehorse without any off-track training, any sort of show record, etc. Am I crazy for wondering that? If there's good justification for it that I'm not grasping, I'd love for someone to explain.
                                      "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."


                                      • #20
                                        Horses are priced the way they are because that's what the trainer wants for them. Just because they're TBs on the track doesn't mean they're worthless - some trainers have experience outside of racing and know when they have a nice horse. Additionally many of these horses are still racing and have a claiming value higher than the asking price ($3000 may seem like a lot to some people, but that same horse might get claimed for $4000 or $5000 - his value on the track might be higher than what they're asking for).

                                        Personally if the horse is nice enough and passes a PPE I wouldn't balk at most of the pricing. Some people are certainly unrealistic (like, say, listing a horse with two bowed front legs for $2500), but I tend to think 2-3K isn't really a lot to spend on a horse, but that's just me. Different people have different opinions on that.
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