Alvarado is a 2016, dark bay Thoroughbred gelding. He is 16.2 hands tall and still growing. He is a super sweet gelding who we feel can go and do anything. There is not a mean bone in his body. There is no bucking, no rearing, no spooking. He is easy to gallop on the track (not all horses are) and kind and sweet in the barn. He does not bite or kick out. Just look at his eye to see how kind he is.
Alvarado has a great brain and might even have the sensibility to fox hunt. He is athletic and moves beautifully. He could be an event horse. While being lead to the starting gate for his last race, Alvarado walked quietly and wanted his head rubbed by the pony horse’s rider. Totally chill on his way to his race. Alvarado is quiet enough to be a pony horse at the track but let’s find him a home away from the track before someone grabs him to be a pony horse like they did for Hong Kong Gardens. It took us a year to get Hong Kong Gardens away from being a pony horse because he was so quiet and good. Now he is at Bits & Bytes Farm with his new owner. ‘Sammy’ as he is now known, is a pleasure to ride and even more relaxed.
UPDATE MAY 2021 – Alvarado is on his way to his new home in Elizabeth, Colorado! Congratulations to Margi Sorenson on beating out four other potential buyers to become the new owner of Alvarado. She was the second caller but the first to get back to us. If you see a horse you like, don’t wait. Our inventory is down and everyone seems ready to buy! We have another new horse to post soon. Sign up for the EARLY RELEASE Mailing List so you know when we list a new horse.
Alvarado is a turf horse (likes to run on the grass) and he is not a fan of the artificial Polytrack surface or even dirt for that matter. This horse has been well cared for. He is racing fit and will put on the pounds and fill out when he is done racing. He is just young and growing fast. The geldings tend to broaden out and muscle up at about five and a half or six years of age. Alvarado just turned five in March. This guy will fill out within the next year. He has no known previous injuries. After his last race, his legs were ice cold.
His sire is an Irish stallion and his dam is Canadian bred. The combination makes for a strong, well-built horse. He has some really fine horses in his pedigree. Danhill his grandsire stands stud at Coolmore in Ireland. Other well-known Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Danzig, Dehere, Sadlers Wells, Storm Cat, Northern Dancer, Caro, and even Triple Crown winner Secretariat.
This is the horse that everyone wants. “Please call me when you find a big, quiet, gelding that is sound for …” . While we are not able to call everyone when we get one like this, you can be sure not to miss out if you sign up for our EARLY RELEASE Mailing List and Follow our Facebook page. This horse’s photo went up on Facebook and then we did a mailing to our mailing list of people who want to know first about the new horses we have for sale.
Please call for pricing. The price can go up or down depending on the owner. We always check with the owner when someone is a serious buyer. Many times the price goes down to a really good home. We do not own these horses so we cannot control the pricing. We will not sell a horse to just anyone with the money. We carefully select the horses we sell and we work hard to make a perfect match. If you don’t call, we cannot help you. We are not a rescue and our horses are not ‘rescue priced’. Most horses are between $2500 and $4500 – some higher and some lower. Call and we can talk more about our horses and let us help you find the perfect match. We take the gamble out of getting a Thoroughbred off-the-track. Learn more about how our Track Prospect Horses are priced on the main Bits & Bytes Farm website.
I look forward to speaking with you. Please call 770-704-6595 between 9am and 9pm. East Coast Time – Elizabeth Wood