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Exploding Lucy is a 2016, 16’2 hand chestnut filly who is still growing. This girl is the complete package. Lucy is easy to ride and also has perfect manners around the barn. She is from a great family known for its gentle laid-back disposition and trainability. This girl is really sweet and special.
UPDATE: Exploding Lucy has been sold to racing.
Lucy has only raced once, through no fault of her own. Her owner/trainer has too many horses from other owners to train so his own horses sometimes get shuffled to the back of the training roster. There are a limited number of stalls that each trainer gets at the track. You fill the stalls with first with horses of the owners who are paying for training and if you have room for more, you bring in the horses you own. Because of this, Lucy did not get the time deserved for training at the track – her trainer is that good.
Lucy is clean legged and vice free. She ships quietly and stands for the blacksmith. She has been well started – a clean slate with no bad habits or racing injuries. This girl commands attention when just walking around the shedrow. She will continue to grow and fill out and should look like a warmblood when done growing. Get the warmblood look with the fabulous thoroughbred movement and intelligence.
This filly is from our favorite sire, Western Pride. He is a multiple stakes winner. You might remember two other Western Pride babies who were in training at Bits & Bytes Farm for their new owners in the last year –Made In Her Image (‘Mae’) and Justnamehimeddie (‘Eddie’). Exploding Lucy and Justnamehimeddie also share the same dam so they are full siblings!
Both ‘Eddie’ and ‘Mae’ were quiet from the moment they came off-the-track. You can see photos and videos of them all over our Facebook page and websites. We recently went trail riding with ‘Eddie’ and Clanton’s Dancer (‘Clancy’) at Steadfast Farm where they board with their husband and wife owners – Tom and Jennifer Hartig. ‘Mae’ just recently moved home to be with her mom in Nantucket, MA. Boy, do we miss our ‘Marvelous Missy Mae’! We have video of her coming off the ferry in Nantucket and lots of training videos for you to watch. We expect Lucy to be another easy to train Western Pride baby like his siblings. We also have other horses that have come through this same trainer and they are ALL quiet and fun to ride. Call us and we can fill you in on the details.
If you want to compete, with a great partner, you have found her-look no further. Exploding Lucy is ready to take you to the top.
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 our horses. 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
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.