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ARCHIVED PAGE FROM 2010. For current horses visit our website Thoroughbred Horses For Sale.
Bits & Bytes Farm is always keeping an eye out for good prospects
at the race track. We currently have several prospect horses listed.
When we have prospect horses, they will be still racing or at the
trainer's farm. They are not available at our farm for
viewing and we do not own them. They are usually still
at the race track. Sometimes we purchase a prospect horse ourselves
and train them for resale. When we offer prospects, you must remember
that they are totally green and in racing condition and usually
"BBB" has been sold. We have more for sale on our Prospect Horsesat the Track page.
Buying a prospect horse direct from the track through Bits & Bytes
Farm can save you a significant amount of frustration and money.
Be aware that we have not ridden these horses and have not been
involved in their training. We have seen them trotted out and raced.
We make no claims as to the suitability of these horses for any
discipline. It usually takes a few months away from the track for
the horse's true personality and talents to make themselves known.
We visit the race tracks and our favorite trainers to find quality
horses for resale. We save you the time and trouble of locating
a horse and learning how to buy horses off the race track. No one
can promise the future soundness of any of these horses but we
will help you assess the soundness of the horse before he leaves
All buyers are encouraged to do a vet check as extensively as necessary to feel
comfortable purchasing a horse sight unseen.
Check out the new
Newz section of our Web site! We have pages for
Horses, ResaleThoroughbreds and Thoroughbred
Horses For Sale at Bits & Bytes Farm. There
are several ways to purchase Thoroughbred
Horses For Sale.
Before calling or e-mailing please,
read about "How
to Buy a Prospect Horse" from Bits & Bytes Farm.
Also read the Frequently Asked Questions page and
this page as well. These horses are not at Bits & Bytes
Farm and we do not own them. We act as brokers to help you purchase
a horse at a low cost. They are at race tracks and farms all
over the country. If you want a little more detail about the
process, please read our page "Buying
a Horse Sight Unseen".
We DO NOT give prices by e-mail and we cannot
do business with children. Seriously interested buyers looking
for help will call.
We are here to answer your pricing questions
if you call. Don't be shy or afraid to call. We are here to
help you, and the horses, not to fast talk you into a purchase.
Call so we can help you find the horse that is the best match
for what YOU want to do. We do not want to push you into
a sale. We are here to make the process of getting a Thoroughbred
off-the-track easier. We are here
to answer your questions about Thoroughbreds. Our
mission is to promote Thoroughbreds as sport horses - not to
make a living doing it.
When we list that the trainer needs a stall ASAP - that
horse may be gone the same day we list it or soon there after.
Please call IMMEDIATELY if you are interested in a horse that
is "AT RISK ".
Many horses are sold the day they reach the Web site
or sometimes even before. Previous buyers, buyers who vetted
a horse that did not pass and people who CALL get first priority
when buying a Prospect Horse. We often have photos of horses
not yet on the site and if you call, we will e-mail them to
This is the time of year where we have lots of horses
at the lowest prices of the year. NOW is the time to buy! Thank
you for the opportunity to match you with a horse that can do what
you want to do.
Still not sure? Read our Success
Stories on this site and also
on our newest site: www.OTTBSuccessStories.com.
Buying a horse directly off the track is a gamble. You
are buying the horse
If you do not feel
comfortable with this process, please review our Horses
For Sale at our farm. These are horses that you can ride
A vet check will let you know if the Prospect Horse is sound but
you still do not know if he has the mind or talent for what you
want to do. If you have the ability, and are willing to put in
the time, one of these horses might be right for you. We put you
in touch with a vet so that you can have the horse vetted to your
specifications - complete with x-rays if you desire - and we will
do the paperwork to get the horse off-the-track. We will also help
to arrange the shipping the horse and to your farm or ours. The
vetting and shipping costs are in addition to the price of the
horse. If the horse ships to Georgia, sales tax must be charged.
Once the horse is away from the track his price goes up. We
will not sell horses directly from the trainer to inexperienced
riders or to children.
Still not comfortable with the process? Read a few of our Prospect
Horse Success Stories to learn more.
Click here to
tell your friends about this Web site.
Click here to
go to the new Bits & Bytes Farm's PROSPECT Horses For Sale page.
our Prospect Horses go FAST! CALL if you are a serious buyer - do
not wait. The horse you fall in love with may already be waiting
on a vet check.
Limited budget? Don't forget to check our BARGAIN
BARN! Most BARGAIN BARN horses are around $1000 and may be
FREE to a good home!
Elizabeth's Note: When
you see a horse you like - move FAST! The trainers need the stalls
and if we do not find a good home for their horses away from
the track, the horses may get sold to a trainer who races at
a lower level. The horses running "at the bottom" are
usually run until they are no longer sound, then if they are
lucky, they will be donated to a rescue group, placed on CANTER
or, if they are not so lucky - sent off to auction which now
means being trucked for many days to Canada or Mexico. This is
NOT MARKETING HYPE! We are not in this business to make money.
It actually costs us money to help these horses but we feel they
are worth it. Please CALL if you can help-- it
could me life or death for one of these horses while you are
waffling on what to do. See the before and after photos below of
S. R. King of Queens who is a grandson of Triple Crown winner
S. R. King of Queens - January 2009 at Beulah Park
Race Track. Reproduced with CANTER's permission.
Please go to the CANTER
Web site if you can help save this horse.
S. R. King of Queens. Click here to see his pedigree.
S. R. King of Queens photo from the Bits
& Bytes Farm Prospect Horses For Sale page in June 2008.
This is the same horse in June 2008 when he was listed as a
Prospect Horse For Sale. We almost had a home for him when the
owner sold him to low end racing. We do not know what condition
he is in now. If you see a horse you like CALL. It could mean life
or death or worse . . . running in pain at the bottom. YOU CAN
make a difference. Donate to CANTER or any of the rescue groups on our
links page. You may not be able to buy a horse
now but you can make a difference in the lives of many horses with your
Want to know what happened after your favorite
Prospect Horse was SOLD? Go to our OTTB Success Stories
pages and our NEW and IMPROVED
Success Stories Web site: www.OTTBSuccessStories.com