Our Thoroughbreds Ready for Adoption
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Barn name: Girly
Foaled January 24, 2011, in Kentucky and was sold as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton April sale for $8,500.
Girly is just that - a girly-girl. A very feminine mare, but no pushover. She won $62,767 in 85 races over a period of 4 years. Girly retired sound with no behavior issues. She has been tried at different disciplines and does very well with each. Girly is ready for whatever her new person wants to tackle, but please note: she is a gorgeous dark bay (black), beautifully put together horse.
Girly has requested that her new owner be informed that she likes a stall with a fan in the summer and extra shavings in the winter. And her favorite color is pink.
We think Girly is an absolutely beautiful horse suitable for any discipline and any equestrian.
Her adoption fee (upon approval) is $1,000.00
Barn name: Jake
Foaled April 2, 2003, in Kentucky and was sold as a yearling at the Keeneland September Sale for $95,000.00
Jake is a character! He was the worst racehorse in history with only three races and won $195. Jake was then trained to be a lead pony where he excelled.
He is super smart, funny, engaging and athletic. He is easy to ride and even easier to love. Jake says, "The slower the racehorse, the 'gooder' the boy".
We don't care you didn't win Jake, we, in fact, think that you are the BEST boy!
Jake's adoption status is on hold. The volunteers have all threatened a walk-out en masse if he leaves. Jake tells us his brilliance should not be restricted to only one person. We agree, Jake.
Barn name: Skye Girl
Foaled February 17, 2013 in Florida, Skye Girl was sold at the Keeneland Yearling Sale for $12,000 and was sold again in the Ocala Breeder's Sale for $20,000.
Skye had 44 starts with 1 First, 5 Seconds and 10 Thirds with career winnings of $27,674. Her grandfather is Distorted Humor, and she was nominated to the Breeder's Cup for her entire racing career. Skye just came off the track in May 2019 and has been making progress toward her new career off the track. She is sound, but Homestretch received her with no shoes, and she seems a little "tender footed" without them, as the most Thoroughbreds. She is a gorgeous mare, smart, and learns quickly. Skye responds to a gentle hand but will take advantage if the rider is not firm with her. We recommend an intermediate to advanced rider for this extremely athletic mare. She is ready for any discipline.
Skye would like for us to share the following: She is very willing to jump, run, learn to properly collect and is very balanced. Sky shared (in confidence, mind you) that she would trail ride if forced to, but she doesn't feel she would excel. She went on to say that if she were, in fact, to trail ride and a bad guy jumped out to get her person, she could get you both out of there, really quick and fast. We like that Skye focuses on her strengths.
Her adoption fee (upon approval) is $600