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Validated Blarney – SOLD!
Validated Blarney aka ‘Blarney’ is a 2010, 16.1 hand, bay Thoroughbred gelding for sale. This boy is a warhorse who has started 101 times and is being retired sound. It is the utmost importance that the new buyer keeps in contact with his owner who is also his trainer. This guy has been in her stable for five years and he is super cool.
‘Blarney’ is vice free, very laid back, never goes to post with the pony — is is that quiet on race day! He is super laid back. He has proven how tough he is on the race track. He can go in any direction I feel he could be in the show ring or hunt field in a month. Nothing bothers this guy except maybe missing a peppermint in his breakfast. He is clean-legged and well behaved. You can do anything that you want with him. He is just a sweet loving guy. Thoroughbreds are really a product of the environment they come from. This horse has been loved and well cared for and is still sound after a long racing career. He is another Rocky Bear. This guy is athletic and has a ton of fun left in him. The only reason is price is so low, is because he is older and the meet is almost over. His owner/trainer loves this horse and has asked Bits & Bytes Farm to find him a great home. She will want you to stay in touch with her so you can be sure there will be no surprises as you might get from some people selling Thoroughbreds off-the-track.
At Bits & Bytes Farm we pride ourselves on representing the Thoroughbreds we sell honestly. We ask our buyers to do a pre-purchase exam to rule out any unknown problems. If you don’t buy from Bits & Bytes Farm that is OK but please do a pre-purchase on any Thoroughbred you buy. We have been hearing a lot of horror stories lately from buyers who were told they did not need a pre-purchase exam only to have the horse arrive not as represented. The vet is a licensed professional who will be your hands and eyes on the horse and can assess the temperament of the horse as well. Buyers beware. Do your homework. See the pedigree and the official Jockey Club race links below.
Please CALL for more information. We will not sell a horse to just anyone with the money and we don’t send info by PM or email. We carefully select the horses we sell and we work hard to make a perfect match. We want to get to know you. 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 always 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 always 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 (landline) 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.