“He may or he may not be here tomorrow. If he is, then he is meant to be your horse. If he is not, there will be a better horse for you. ”
Life is full of twists and turns. Here is a story about two Thoroughbred horses sold from the race track to two young women in two different years.
We did a quick trip to Kentucky to drop off Bounced in Kentucky where he will pick up his ride to his new home in Oklahoma. We returned with our newest off-the-track Thoroughbred – Reign Day who will be in training at Bits & Bytes Farm for then next month or so before he goes to his new home in Massachusetts.
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We did a quick trip to Kentucky to pick up our newest OTTB – I’m Tellin Ellen aka “Ella”. We were able to visit with friends in Lexington, load up the trailer with Kentucky hay for our horses back home and check out the construction for the World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park. Read more . . .
Bits & Bytes Farm toured Ashford Stud and got up close and personal with former Kentucky Derby winners.
We feel closer to these race-horses, because at any time, if any of the horses begin not to perform so well, we could easily be placing them or easing them into farm and regular horse life away from the track! After all, this is just about the life-style many of our boys were used to before we got them. Many of the horses we have placed, raced at Keeneland.
We were up early in order to head over to, arguably, one of the most beautiful racetracks ever, Keeneland. Here we were able to watch the horses do their early morning training at the main track and, even better, we were able to touch several of these beautiful race-horses in their stalls and talk to some of their grooms.
If you were a horse enthusiast at all, imagine being asked if you would rather visit the Rolex three-day event or see and tour the top horse farms in the beautiful bluegrass Kentucky horse country or see some of the top sires in the current horse world and several of the years past derby winners. Imagine this. How could you decide?
We have arrived in Kentucky and our first stop was over to Hill ‘n’ Dale to meet with their Stallion Manager Aiden O’Meara and be introduced to their magnificent stallions. Hill ‘n Dale’s stallion barns are some of the most beautiful barns in Kentucky.