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“Ferdie” – SOLD! Competition Prospect – Grandson of Ferdinand

"Ferdie" - Thoroughbred horse for sale - Competition Prospect

Call Me Ferdie aka “Ferdie” is a 2010, 16+ hand tall, bay Thoroughbred gelding. He is an “A” circuit hunter mover! He is easy to ride and light in the bridle. He has a floaty trot to die for! Give this horse 30 days and you will be in the show ring. He has upper level potential.

To those buyers who say they want a competition/jumping horse…here he is. He is a total gentleman and well-bred, too.

Call Me Ferdie is a grandson of the late, great Ferninand who won the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders’ Cup Classic along with other great stakes races. He was named Horse of the Year & Champion Older Male in 1987. In 1994, he was sent to Japan for stud duties where he died sometime in 2002, likely in a Japanese slaughterhouse.

Also in Call Me Ferdie’s pedigree: Glitterman, Nijnsky, Alydar, Deputy Minister, Northern Dancer, Double Jay, Raise a Native, Bold Ruler, In Reality (One of the few male-line descendants of Man o’ War. In fact, may now have only remaining Man o’ War line.)
“Ferdie” is an Indiana bred horse who now has to compete in open competition racing. He is not good enough to win at this higher level of racing and he has won too much to compete at the less competitive levels. He is sound for a second career. He is priced to sell fast. This could be the horse you are looking for for the “A” circuit.

Call Me Ferdie - SOLD!UPDATE: Call Me Ferdie aka “Ferdie” has been SOLD! Congratulations to Andie Krakovsky on the purchase of Call Me Ferdie!

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PLEASE READ THESE BEFORE CALLING: How Much Is This Horse and What is the Jockey Club Name?

Prices are not published because the price can go up or down depending on how the horse is racing. Most horses average $3500 but can be as low as $1000 or up to $5000. We will share the prices when you call. If the horse you call about is not in your budget, we may be able to recommend another horse that is.

Jockey Club names are not listed on the site as the sellers do not want calls from people who have not been screened by us for having the skills to help these horses into new careers. Most horses come with their Jockey Club papers and we will be happy to provide links to their race records and pedigrees.

Like this horse? Click Here and READ these pages and then CALL . . . Between 9AM-9PM EST

STOP. Please read our Pricing Information and Buying a Track Prospect Horse pages BEFORE calling! There are several more pages under the Buying Our Horses button at the top of this page. Prospect Horses at the Track will only be sold to buyers with the skills and support to make it a successful transition. Prospect Horses are NOT at our farm. They are at the track or their owners’ farms.

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CALL but first READ the links above. We will not sell a horse if it is not a good match – no matter how much money you have.

Are you a match? CALL and we can see.

Our Phone: 770-704-6595 between 9AM and 9PM East Coast time! We are located in the Atlanta, GA area.

Prospect Horses are NOT at our farm.


CALL! 770-704-6595 Between 9am and 9pm East Coast Time.
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If you see a horse you like:

Don’t wait to see if he is there tomorrow.
Don’t wonder how much he is – CALL!
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We are not going to talk you into buying a horse! More likely we will ask you to tell us about yourself and your goals. Then, we will help you find the right match or tell you to wait for other horses because none of the current horses are a match.

Prices change based on what price the owner has set. We add a small markup for our services. Prices can go up or down based on how the horse is racing or how quickly the owner wants the horse sold. Most Prospect horses are priced under $5000 with the average being around $3500. Big sound geldings, grey horses and tall horses usually cost more — but not always. Small mares are your best bet if you are price sensitive.

Please read our Pricing Information and Buying a Track Prospect Horse pages before calling. There are several more pages under the Buying Our Horses button at the top of this page. Prospect Horses at the Track will only be sold to buyers with the skills and support to make it a successful transition.

We DO NOT SELL HORSES FOR RACING!

We can’t help you if you don’t call. Adults only please. Minors should have a parent or trainer call for them.

770-704-6595