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  • #21
    Lisa Molloy Training Stables has several she is retraining for Akindale, Rerun, and Turning for Home she is located in VA Beach. Turning for home also has several geldings listed for sale at reasonable prices on its website through Parx in Philly.

    I also found some right off the track on Equinenow.

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    • #22
      I would say there are a lot out there in all the places mentioned. I do think, from the perspective of CANTER, a lot of them get overlooked due to being victims of poor photography. I mean, would you go look at this horse?

      How 'bout now?

      Just pointing out that sometimes it takes some imagination/vision. It's not that there aren't horses available all around, it's that sometimes we discount them a little too quickly.

      Maybe not the case, just throwing that out there.

      (and yes, I know it's on us to do the very best job possible to present them, but our volunteers do what they can)

      Just thinking, maybe it's worth going back through, making a list, and just going to actually look (not to mention anytime you go to a track, if people find out you're shopping, you'll usually end up with a bunch more horses to look at)
      "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

      My CANTER blog.

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      • #23
        You can also try After the Races, another of the non-profits associated with Philly Park.

        I do think that the market for nice OTTB geldings has been strong recently. Seems like the sound, bigger ones are getting snatched up. Sign of an improving economy?

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        • #24
          I think it's more of a pricing issue rather than lack of horses to see.
          If under one thousand dollars while you will find horses you will be picking more carefully. The real decision is do you spend gas time dollars and vetting money looking all over or waiting saving with more in the bank then searching. I have 2 freebies sitting on farms I have no room for but you would need to do the leg work. Known reliable sources...

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          • #25
            They almost always look better in person than on the CANTER sites..The trainers are very busy and really do not have the time or inclination to set them up the way non race people are used to.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by tradewind View Post
              They almost always look better in person than on the CANTER sites..The trainers are very busy and really do not have the time or inclination to set them up the way non race people are used to.
              Met a trainer once who insisted on getting his horse photographed with her head in the sky-I guess he thought that's what buyers were looking for. I snapped a couple of shots of her between poses and happened to get one of her stretching out and down with her neck (the rest of her looked yuck in that shot) so I included it in the listing so buyers could see that she actually did have a nice neck and wasn't a full time giraffe

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              • #27
                OP, the New Vocatons retraining program at Penn National has a lot of available horses -- many arent posted on their site ..but they are local to the track. There is an indoor so all times are available. Its easy to travel -- exit 80 off rt. 81, east of harrisburg, Pa. Just Google the town of Grantville and that will give you pretty well exact location and distance for traveling.

                Plus, there are lots of trainers horses. E-mai is best.l>
                brightskyfarm@hotmail.com if you'd like to make an appt to visit.
                IN GOD WE TRUST
                OTTB's ready to show/event/jumpers. Track ponies for perfect trail partners.
                http://www.horseville.com/php/search...=1&ssid=057680

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                • #28
                  Funny... because my vet was telling me today that they're having issues finding OTTB's homes..... Praying he's wrong and we can save these beautiful creatures from being run into the dirt.
                  ~Buy an OTTB, Save a Life, Gain a Forever Bond.~
                  Let's say NO to Kill Buyers

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by TBHunterJumper View Post
                    from being run into the dirt.
                    Actually TBHunterJumper -- with the new eligibility rules, there is less and less of that. Most trainers turn over the slow ones pretty quick anymore/long before they run out of starts -- and yes, its slow over-coming the hesitation for folks to believe this many Sound!!! retiree's are available; but they are
                    IN GOD WE TRUST
                    OTTB's ready to show/event/jumpers. Track ponies for perfect trail partners.
                    http://www.horseville.com/php/search...=1&ssid=057680

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                    • #30
                      There are still a lot of horses listed from last year's meet at Finger Lakes and a lot of them winter at nearby farms. You can call trainers and find out where they are if you wanna take a look. We also have a few available located about 2 hours from Scranton (judging by The Office reference).
                      My OTTB and Finger Lakes Finest, Sunny Boy 'n Ben E and the old man, Salvator.

                      Check out Second Chance Thoroughbreds and like us on Facebook!

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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by brightskyfarm View Post
                        OP, the New Vocatons retraining program at Penn National has a lot of available horses -- many arent posted on their site ..but they are local to the track. There is an indoor so all times are available. Its easy to travel -- exit 80 off rt. 81, east of harrisburg, Pa. Just Google the town of Grantville and that will give you pretty well exact location and distance for traveling.

                        Plus, there are lots of trainers horses. E-mai is best.l>
                        brightskyfarm@hotmail.com if you'd like to make an appt to visit.
                        I just got a lovely filly from New Vocations!! I emailed them after reading that they didn't have all their horses listed & sure enough they had something I was looking for. This is my first OTTB in over 20yrs. I'm super excited to have her & my husband even forgave me for getting yet another horse. She should be arriving next week!!! I have to say New Vocations was great to work with & made a huge exception for me especially since I was living outside their adoption territory.

                        I know that you are looking for a nice gelding & they seem to have a couple that are worth a second look!!

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                        • #32
                          Get your NV horse vetted before you ship it.....just an FYI

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                          • #33
                            I adopted a mare from New Vocations in Ohio, who also should be arriving next week. This is the 3rd TB we have adopted from New Vocations. They are awesome and really try to fit the rider with the horse. I highly recommend anyone looking for nice TB to watch their website and FB.

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