Welcome to Bits & Bytes Farm on the Web. Take a virtual tour
of the farm and see the beautiful thoroughbreds
we have for sale. Follow their training and learn how we bring
them from racetrack to a new career in the show ring, fox hunting
Saratoga Race Course is one of the most
historical and beautiful tracks in the country.
Elizabeth & Barry Take a Busman's Holiday
What does a Thoroughbred lover do on holiday?
Why go to the track - of course! Barry and Elizabeth headed
to New York and the world famous Saratoga
Race Course to look over some very nice "Prospect
Horses". Elizabeth and Barry enjoyed watching the horses
work out while enjoying the extensive breakfast buffet track
side with Elizabeth 's sisters.
Barry and Elizabeth then
walked across the street to tour the National
Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to meet with two famous
authors and buy signed copies of their books.
Max Watman takes you on a tour of the greatest American tracks
to meet legendary horses in their most exciting races. It is
like a history lesson of who's who in the world of Thoroughbred
racing and breeding. Max Watman was writing book reviews and
features for the New York Sun when he scooped the Funny Cide
You'll feel like you were at track side during some of the most
famous races ever. You won't want to put the book down and you'll
be asking for a sequel. It's like sitting on the backside and chatting
with the horsemen making history.
Order Raceday by
Max Watman from Amazon.com.
We also had the pleasure of meeting
Billy Valentine - author of Smarty
Jones: Forever A Champion. We could
sit for hours listening to him read from the book and then
fill in the behind the scenes stories of what really was going
on. Billy is a wonderful story teller who was working as a
writer on the Fraser television show when he was introduced
to Roy & Pat Chapman, owners of the great racehorse, Smarty Jones.
Billy’s message is one of hope, faith, and belief in the notion
that if we remain open to the concept that all things in life are
truly possible, the level of peace and success a person can achieve
has no upper limit.
Order Smarty Jones: Forever A Champion by Billy
Valentine from Amazon.com.
While at the museum, Elizabeth took the time to check out
just how high a real steeplechase fence is. Her best boy, Heather's
Best, is a former steeplechaser.
The steeplechase fence, also called a "national fence" consists
of a steel frame stuffed with plastic "brush" at a height of
52 inches. Now Elizabeth understands
so good at jumping the cross country fences!
on these links and take a mini vacation yourself!
Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Get Them Started Young!
Elizabeth has been told she is way beyond addiction when it comes
to Thoroughbreds - she is now considered a "Pusher". When she found
out her niece Katie was taking riding lessons it was only natural
that she help outfit her properly. It was off to the tack shop for
some shopping with the girls. Nieces Danielle and Sabrina were as
excited as Katie to do a little shopping.
Nieces Sabrina, Danielle and Katie with Aunt
Elizabeth shopping for horse "stuff".
Katie is involved in "Horse Camp" and she is doing very well. We
hope that all the nieces will come for a visit soon to our farm in
the Atlanta, Georiga area.
Katie at horse camp in her new outfit.
Light Artillery Has Been Sold!
Kriston Glushko is the proud new mom of Light
Artillery. She had purchased Austin's
Wolf as a prospect horse but he did not get along with
her two other horses - so a swap was made. Light
Artillery gets along just fine
with the other two horses and Kriston is happy with the substitution.
It is important for us to make a good match for both the horse
and the rider. Sometimes we need to try a different pairing to
find the "perfect match". We always want to be sure the horse is
also happy with the new home. Kriston was very happy with Wolfie
but he was not happy with her other horses.
Austin's Wolf is a Thoroughbred horse for sale at Bits & Bytes Farm.
Wolf aka "Wolfie" has great talent and should make an excellent
eventer or even dressage prospect. Trainer Elisa Wallace says that
"Wolfie" is one of the best movers in the barn. She should know as
she has been training him since he arrived. "Wolfie" is only
three and he already is broad and solid. He should mature close
to 17 hands.
Call or come by for a visit - but please call
Please call us to discuss which horse might be the best match for
you based on riding skill, experience and equine personality. We do
not send out videos because it is important to match the personality
of the horse with the personality of the rider. We are matchmakers,
not horse brokers. We have horses in a wide price range. Call
us to discuss prices or to schedule an appointment.
We'd love to have you come meet all of our horses--we know that it
will be worth your time. Just bring peppermints!