OTTBs: Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds We Have SOLD!
These are just some of the more recent Thoroughbred ex-race horses we have found new jobs for. Be sure to go to our OTTB Success Stories to read more about how they are doing in their new careers. We require all buyers to keep in touch with us to let us know how the horse is doing. We offer free advice and placement services to all our buyers and the horses we place. Sometimes a horse comes to Bits & Bytes Farm to get it's initial training. We are always happy to start any horse we have for sale. Safe, sane and sound Thoroughbreds are what we sell. You can see more videos on our YouTube channel.
Kokopelli is a 2009, 15\'2+ hand Thoroughbred gelding for sale from his owner/trainer. He is super sweet and super loving. He is very, very laid back on-the-track and will jog on a loose rein until you ask him to gallop and then, he will even gallop on a loose rein. He has had professional dressage training since October 2014 and has begun his jump training. SOLD! Congratulations to Claudine Charron of Jamestown, RI.
"Southern Lady" is a 2004, 16.1 hand, chestnut mare. She is super sweet and easy to ride. She is not marish. She has great ground manners and no vices. She would make a beautiful dressage horse. "Southern Lady" is a gorgeous mover and would be very flashy in the show ring. She is clean legged and she does not appear to have any blemishes.
Congratulations to Lauren Wittkop of Algonquin, IL on the purchase of Tru Native. "Tru" is a 16'3 hand 2004 chestnut gelding. He is Me Tru's (aka "Marvin") full brother and he has the same disposition as "Marvin" - very laid back and nice to be around. He is an easy keeper and will make a great riding or show horse. The transition for him should be as easy as it was for Marvin.
Congratulations Sarah Regan on the purchase of Can't Stay Gottarun! He is a 16+ hand, 2001 dark bay Thoroughbred gelding who is finished racing. He is super kind and sweet to handle and ride. He has had a long racing career and he is ready to be a family horse now. NEW PHOTOS Jan. 15, 2010.
Congratulations to Sandra LaCava Wilson of Argyle, Texas on the purchase of Wayfinder. Wayfinder is a 2007, 16.1 hand, chestnut Thoroughbred gelding for sale directly from his breeder. He is too laid back and sweet to be a race horse. He is well bred and should make an excellent hunter/jumper or eventing horse.
Congratulations to Suellen Slockbower of Roswell, GA on the purchase of Monarch's Reign. "Monarch" is a 2006, almost 16 hand, gray Thoroughbred gelding for sale. He is the son of Monarchos who won the Kentucky Derby with the second fastest winning time for the Kentucky Derby, behind Secretariat. Unlike his sire, he has no desire or talent to race. He has only raced two times and he was happy to gallop behind the pack.
We stopped in at the farm to visit Mr. Boston. "Mr. Boston" is a 2007, 16.1 hand chestnut Thoroughbred gelding. He is super sweet and super easy to ride and handle. He has no vices and he has clean legs. He has run twice and was just not competitive. His breeder wants him to go to a competitive home.
Six Tokens aka "Tokens" to Ashley Zito of Fort Pierce, FL. Ashley is a second time buyer. "Tokens" is a 2004, 17 hand grey Thoroughbred gelding. He is very nice and kind to ride. He has free moving shoulders and a huge stride with a natural head set. This horse would make a fantastic hunter/jumper or event horse. He is a very big boned - almost a warmblood type of horse.
Popular Five aka “Bo” is a 2006, 16+ hand dark bay, Thoroughbred gelding. He has an awesome and friendly personality. He loves to be brushed, bathed and petted on. He is fun to ride, very willing to go forward and likes to learn new things. He has the movement for dressage and the bone to be and event horse.
Congratulations to Kelly Wojtech of Colorado on the purchase of Power Master! Power Master is a 2008, 17 hand, bay Thoroughbred horse for sale from his breeder. He has not yet raced but he has been saddled and ridden. This horse has the potential to be a top competitor with the right training. His breeder wants him to go to someone who will show him.
"TK" is a 1998, 16. hand, chestnut Thoroughbred gelding. He is a true old campaigner who has run a heap of times and retired sound. He is now trained to ride Western and English. He neck reins and has ponied horses at the track. He really deserves to go to a nice home to be loved, shown and appreciated. If you are just looking to enjoy a well trained horse and have a limited budget - look no further. Congratulations to Laura Durham-Dixon of Griffin, GA.
Detroit Iron ("Andy") has been sold to Suellen Slockbower. He will be boarding at Bits & Bytes Farm. Come by and meet "Andy" and his new mom. He was a former Prospect Horse For Sale from his breeder. He was so sweet we brought him to the farm and Suellen fell in love with him and purchased him.
Congratulations Sarah Regan on the purchase of Mr. Brutus! "Brutus" is a 2006, 15.1 1/2 hand chestnut Thoroughbred gelding for sale directly from the race track. He is very inquisitive and loves to listen to his radio beside his stall. He will actually dance to the beat. He floats across the ground. He would make a great 3-day event horse or dressage horse. Priced to go quickly.
Classy Macy has been SOLD to Kelly Payne-Neave of Oklahoma! She is a 2006, 15.2 hand, chestnut Thoroughbred filly for sale. She is not going to make it as a race horse so her breeder is selling her now after only two races. She is sweet and kind. Her groom says that she is like a pet and easy to work around. She is the right size and age to become a polo pony.
"Bambi" has been SOLD to Kelly Payne-Neave of Oklahoma! She is a 2006, 15'2+ hand bay, Thoroughbred filly. She has only run three times and has not beaten a horse. She is super kind and very quiet. She is not aggressive or marish at all. She needs a home now though trainer has more horses to coming in.
Dr. Laura Durham-Dixon is the proud owner of Cortableau aka "Cordon Bleau". This is a happy ending to a frustrating story of finding homes for Thoroughbred horses. Dr. Laura has purchased many horses through our program. She is the founder of our "Frequent Buyers" program. Buyers of multiple horses get special pricing and perks. Our special thanks to all they do to help these horses.
Congratulations to Jennifer Bauer of Cedar Rapids, IA! "Loui" is a 2004, 16+ and a half hand gelding. He has clean legs and no vices. He is super sweet and will actually lick you for attention. There is not a mean bone in his body and he loves to be around people. He is very kind to ride on the track. He would make a great 3-day event horse or even Pony Club horse for a kid.
Great Game is a 16.3 hand black Thoroughbred mare. She looks like a warmblood not a Thoroughbred. She is being sold because she throws foals that are just too big to be raced. She is the mother to Running Tall and our new baby Saint Lawrence. SOLD! Congratulations to Chuck Dixon of Bangor, Maine!
Cab is a 2003, 16 hand, chestnut, Thoroughbred gelding for sale. He is very nice to handle and well mannered on the ground. He is easy to ride and has no vices.This is a super cute guy with a great eye. His is a nice mover and should fit into anyone\'s program whether it be a field hunter, show hunter or even 3-day event horse. SOLD! Congratulations to Cathy Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah on the purchase of Cab!
The General has been SOLD! Congratulations to Amy Macris of Durham, NC. He is a grandson of Secretariat. He is a 2005, bay gelding who stands at 16+ hands tall. He is a sound horse who easy to work with in the stalls. He likes attention. He has big feet and has been very well cared for. His only blemish is an old splint on his left front leg.
Crowd Catcher is a 2004, dark bay Thoroughbred mare. Her grand sires are Storm Cat and Private Thoughts. She has had only one foal who has not yet raced. She stands 16 hands tall. She is only being sold cause she did not make much money as a race horse which makes her foals are unmarketable for racing. She retired sound and is ready for a new career. This mare can be ridden or bred to sport horses. She is big boned with big feet and should produce nice sport horse foals. The only foal she had was very large. She is a nice mover and would make a good show horse and broad mare. Her breeder bred the previous four generations of this mare so we really know her pedigree and family history. SOLD!
"Beach" is a 2005, 16'3 hand, black Thoroughbred gelding. He is clean legged with no vices and tons of personality. Has been with the same owner trainer team since he was two. It is time for him to be retired sound and move onto his next career. He is almost black and has a beautiful flowing way of traveling. This horse will get noticed at any horse show.
\"Dance\" is a 2009, 16.1 hand, chestnut Thoroughbred gelding. He is extremely athletic and built to be a 3-Day event horse. If you are looking for a young prospect to bring along slowly, this is the horse. He is well behaved and loves attention and he has been well cared for - check out his dapples!
Congratulations to Phil Yarbrough of Auburn, GA on the purchase of Mimi\'s Ava. \"Mimi\" is a 2007, 16.1 hand plus 3/4 inch, dark bay, Thoroughbred mare for sale from her race track trainer. This mare would also make a great warmblood or Quarterhorse broodmare because she has the size and build for it but she is sound for a second career as a sport horse.
\"Diamond\" is 2003, 16\"1+ hand Thoroughbred gelding. He has been off-the-track for about two years. For the past year and a half he has packed kids around the ring giving them lessons and jumping small 2 ft courses. He is very kind and well mannered with no vices. He would make the perfect lesson or pleasure horse.
Shellbark aka \"Shell\" is a 2008, 16\'1 hh Thoroughbred gelding. He was slow on the track and is ready for a new career. He is well mannered with no vices. He is very kind and laid back. Easy to ride and loves to be brushed. \"Shell\" is very cute and a nice mover. He is ready for his new career and new home. SOLD!
\"Katie\" is a 2011, 15.3 hand gray Thoroughbred filly for sale. She is good on the ground and easy to ride on the track. They ride her in a D ring snaffle with no nose band. She does not get strong and she does not pull. She ships good and is up-to-date on everything. \"Katie\" is not marish.
\"Comet\" is a 2009, 16.2 hand Thoroughbred gelding who is still at the track. He is vice free and ready for someone to love him brush him and feed him right. He is great to ride and very laid back on the ground. He has a super ground covering, sweeping stride. SOLD by his owner to become a pony horse.