“Jean” is a 2012, 15’3+ hand Thoroughbred mare for sale from the track. She is a stout mare and she is kind, quiet and easy to ride. She is vice-free and built like a warmblood. “Jean” is very laid back and easy to handle. She loves attention and loved standing there being played with as we checked her out and took photos and notes.
“Jean” is clean-legged and ready for her new career. She could do hunters, dressage, 3-day eventing or even a therapy horse. She is the complete package for anyone. She is eligible for the Retired Racehorse Project since she has raced seven times this year for a total of 28-lifetime starts. She is well bred with A.P. Indy, Seattle Slew, Northern Dancer, Nearctic, Raise a Native, Secretariat and Ribot among other great racehorses in her pedigree.
UPDATE October 2017: Jean was sold to continue racing. PLEASE don’t wait to call on a horse if you see one you like!! We had two potential buyers on this horse and before one could make the deposit, Jean’s owner/trainer sold her to another race trainer. We hope that she will not end up at the bottom of racing running until she is too injured to pass the vet to get on the track. This is what happens to so many Thoroughbreds who are sound but slow. They get sold to bottom level racing where there is casino money added to the purses. They get run and run — because if they just finish a race, the trainer will bring home a paycheck – even if it is not in the top placers. Casino money in states like Pennsylvania gets added to the race purse so now these trainers have the money to come to Kentucky and buy the sound horses that are just not fast enough to win in Kentucky. Kentucky does not have casino gambling and the purses are much lower.
Please call for pricing if you see a horse you like ASAP! Please don’t wait. 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