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Black Rum aka “Rum”
Competition Quality, Quiet, Kind, Good Mover
RRP Eligible: Yes
Black Rum aka “Rum” is a 2012, 16’1 hand, dappled gray Thoroughbred gelding. He is kind, quiet and easy to ride. He has the movement to take him to upper-level competition and he is quiet enough to start showing right away. He has no vices and he is clean legged. He has good bone and he stands at 16.1 hands tall but he is still growing and could end up around 16.3 hands. With his kind eye, soundness and great brain and fabulous movement we do not expect him to be available for very long. Snooze and you could lose out on a really fine horse. Just look at his kind eye and you can tell “Rum” is special.
This is the kind of horse we love to offer for sale. We have sold Thoroughbreds for this trainer/owner combination before and they have all been as represented. They love their horses and take great care of them. We are always happy to match their horses with our buyers because we know they can go on to successful second careers. When they are ready to retire their Thoroughbreds, we are the ones they call. They want really good homes for their horses and they want to be sure they will be well loved and well cared for. We sell quality, not quantity.
UPDATE September 2017: Congratulations to Anne Dewsnup-Mitchell. Black Rum aka “Rum” will soon be headed to a large ranch in Almo, Idaho to become an eventer and cow pony. Yes, Thoroughbreds are versatile. Anne purchased Ruby Tea from us back in 2012. She evented Ruby Tea and still does cow work with her at 13! Anne was looking for another young prospect to bring along and her heart went out to Black Rum.
Please call for pricing if you see a horse you like. We will not sell a horse to just anyone with the money and we don’t send prices by PM or email. 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 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 770-704-704-6595 between 9am and 9pm. East Coast Time – Elizabeth Wood
Frequently Asked Questions About Buying Our Thoroughbreds
What is the price of this horse?
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.
What is the Jockey Club name of this horse?
Jockey Club names are not usually 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 when you make the decision to move forward with a purchase. Horses’ whose names are in quotes are not the actual name of the horse. That is the nickname we have listed the horse by.
Where is this horse located?
When we say this is a Prospect Horse, that means the horse is not at our farm in the Atlanta area. Prospect horses are still at the track or owner or trainer’s farm. We can tell you where the horse is when you call. Thoroughbreds move from track to track and to the farm and back. We cannot keep this web site current with so many horses listed and all moving around. That is why we don’t post the location. We are happy to share where the horse is when you call. We may have to make a phone call to find out where the horse is ourselves, but we are happy to share the info with you…if you call.
Like this horse? What is the first step?
READ these pages and then CALL . . . Between 9 AM-9 PM East Coast time. Before you call, you can save us all a lot of time by reading the information on these pages on our Bits & Bytes Farm Web site.
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. 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. We do not sell horses for racing.
CALL if you are excited about one of the horses, but PLEASE 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.
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.
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 theBuying 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 between 9am and 9pm EST.
Lynn’s Vision aka Bubba at his last race – July 5, 2008. He was purchased by Melanie Eberhardt right after this race and brought back to Bits & Bytes Farm the next day. Melanie was riding him just one day later and he was a complete gentleman.