March 25th, 2011
Several off-the-track Thoroughbred owners from Bits & Bytes Farm recently had the pleasure of meeting Alex Brown of Barbaro fame. His Web site www.alexbrownracing.com kept the world informed as Barbaro struggled to survive his breakdown in the 2006 Preakness. He has written an excellent book about Barbaro and it is filled with photos and stories from the people who knew and loved Barbaro. Grab yourself a copy at Alex Brown’s Web site. We were fortunate to get signed copies of the book for our equine library. See more photos . . .
Continue reading Alex Brown Barbaro Book Signing
March 19th, 2011
Bits & Bytes Farm offers up an idea for a new way of finding homes for ex-racehorses and solving the problem of horses going to auction and/or slaughter. Read our thoughts and make your comments . . .
Continue reading A New Idea for Re-Homing Ex-Race Horses
March 18th, 2011
Bits & Bytes Farm responds to the NY Times article about the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, “Ex-Racehorses Starve as Charity Fails in Mission to Care for Them”.
Read Bits & Byte Farm’s response . . .
Continue reading Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation in Financial Need
March 16th, 2011
You can’t have just one! Congratulations to Suellen Slockbower on the purchase of her second gray off-the-track Thoroughbred. Detroit Iron will join Suellen’s first gray, Monarch’s Reign, at Bits & Bytes Farm. Suellen bought Detroit Iron to save him from being ridden by everybody at the farm including Baroness Von River- our Head Assistant Trainer.
Continue reading Gray Number TWO for Suellen!
March 10th, 2011
So many people wonder how hard is it to take a horse right off-the-track and begin training? Read our updated Training Thoroughbreds page to see how we get started. There are lots of great stories about the horses we have trained. We have just added one more page to the Training Thoroughbreds menu. . . Running Tall – The Training Begins. We have photos and videos of this gorgeous horse. Follow along as we begin his training. We also have Reign Day, Imatexan, Spot Run and With Wings training information. If you think you want to get a horse off-the-track, read our training pages and see if you are up to the task. Then call us and we will help match you to a wonderful Thoroughbred. Be sure to watch our training videos on the BitsandBytesFarm YouTube Channel. You can help spread the word about this wonderful breed by clicking the Like button at the bottom of any page or post to share our stories with your Facebook friends.
Continue reading Running Tall’s Training Begins
March 8th, 2011
Detroit Iron, our former Prospect Horse for sale, is now at Bits & Bytes Farm. He has been living on his breeder’s farm in Lexington, KY for the winter so he is woolly and thin at the moment. He will shed his coat and turn into a beautiful swan in another week or two. He is out on our green grass pastures with Monarch’s Reign and Popular Five. He settled into life at Bits & Bytes Farm like he had been here all along. Detroit Iron is a very well bred horse and he has an old soul. He is very calm about everything and he likes to snuggle. Call for an appointment to come and see him and take a test ride. See more photos on Detroit Iron’s Thoroughbred horse for sale page.
Continue reading Detroit Iron aka “Andy” is at Bits & Bytes Farm