Summer is over and gone (at least in the Northeast) and if you’re a Thoroughbred at Suffolk Downs in Boston, you’re getting ready for a change of scenery. The 2011 meet ends on November 5th, and while a lot of trainers head south to Florida for the winter season, they aren’t usually keen on taking all of their horses.
It’s a long, expensive trip, and Florida’s three-track winter racing circuit is tougher than Suffolk’s.
CANTER New England gets busy every fall at Suffolk, connecting with trainers to find out which horses they think are ready for new careers, and providing them with listings on the organization’s website.
Trainer-listed horses are not adoptions — purchasers are buying directly from the trainer — which means they’re not bound by an adoption contract. Sporthorse trainers looking for project horses, take note!
There are more than one hundred horses currently listed, in all ages, sizes, colors, and breedings.
I’ll feature a few in their own posts, but here’s a tantalizing preview of what they have to offer…
Like size on your horse? Got long legs? Cajun Quickstep is 16.3 hands high and has he ever got a gorgeous body! Excuse me while I drool over that croup for a while. Oh wait, I have to admire his shoulder… Now I’m picturing myself jogging him at Rolex for the horse inspection…
Okay, I’m back.
Cajun Quickstep is listed at $750.
Someone buy this horse before I do something stupid.
BUY YOUR NEXT CHAMPION!
TELL YOUR FRIENDS!