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Ista One is a 2011 15’3 hand Thoroughbred gelding for sale. He is super sweet and super full of chrome. This guy just loves attention and is very easy to handle and ride. He was bred and trained by same owner/trainer. He is up-to-date on everything and ready for his new career. He does have a very old bow on his tendon which is set and happened before his race career and is set and does not bother him. He has a scar across his other tendon but is not a bow.
Ista One would excel at any discipline. He is willing to do anything for his rider. Has no spook or buck in him. He floats across the ground and is free from his shoulders. He ships well and is good for the blacksmith.
He could do hunters, dressage, Western pleasure or trail riding with absolutely no problems. He is eligible for the Retired Racehorse Thoroughbred Makeover. Ista One is currently racing successfully in Arizona. He may return to Kentucky in the spring if he is not sold.
UPDATE AUGUST 2018: Ista One was sold by his owner to an eventing barn.
Please call for pricing. 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
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.