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“Rita” – SOLD!

"Rita" - Thoroughbred Mare For Sale

“Rita” is a very sweet, sound and well behaved mare who has had some bad luck. She was a part of an estate settlement and she got left with her trainer for board and so she did not race when she was younger.

She was five this year when she finally got to her first race and she was claimed! She has done nothing for her new owners in five more races. So, they are sending “Rita” in a package of horses to Puerto Rico to low-end racing in five days if we do not find her a home fast! SOLD!

UPDATE September 17, 2014: “Rita” has found a home in Kansas with Lauren Stiver where she will begin her sport horse career learning dressage so she can become an event horse.

Thank you to all who cared enough to share her information. Unfortunately, there was drama was added to her story that was not true. Her owners and trainer care about their horses and they wanted her to find a home away from racing and that is why they asked for our help. We wish all trainers and owners cared as much as these people do.

She was never in danger of going to slaughter! This kind of hype hurts what we are trying to do when placing horses and this is why many trainers and owners will not list the horses themselves on the Internet. This is why we do not list names on our sale pages. In the past, rescue fanatics have called a Thoroughbred’s former contacts and berated them for not retiring a horse to their farm. This has lead to the auction houses not being able to publish a Thoroughbred’s Jockey Club name which makes it even harder for a rescue group to help.

Not every race horse owner/trainer has a farm or the resources to retire ex-race horses. That is why we help them place these horses. Injured horses or horses not meeting our criteria are sent on to one of the many Thoroughbred rescue groups that work so hard to find good homes for them. Please support their efforts by donating to a Thoroughbred rescue group today. You can help us place the safe, sane and sound Thoroughbreds by sharing their stories as you did for “Rita” but hold the drama! Social media is a double edged sword and trying to make a story more dramatic to place a horse quickly can backfire and do more harm than good. “Rita’s” contacts are good people who take care of their horses extremely well. If you doubt that, just look at the dapples on “Rita”!

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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.

After reading the links above, Click Here for the next step…

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.
Please read the pages listed in the information box above the slide show first.

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!
Don’t wait to see what your friends say – CALL!

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.

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