Adopt an OTTB

Adopt a Retired Racehorse, Meet Your New Best Friend!

Through the Placement Program, CARMA has helped retire and transition hundreds of Thoroughbreds from the racetrack and into their second careers as pets, riding horses and sport horses. This a courtesy listing page for the nonprofits we place our Placement Program graduate horses with once they're ready to start retraining and the adoption process.

Just Peachy

DOB: February 1, 2012
Gender: Mare
Breeding: After Market - Reine des Neiges, by Smart Strike
Race Record: https://bit.ly/38Tl3w7
Price: $2,000

Just Peachy - affectionately known as "Peachy" or sometimes "Princess Peach" - is a 16.1 hand bay beauty who's confident, smart and athletic. She is now available for adoption! Peachy's racing career was cut short due to a bowed tendon after only 3 starts. She has been carefully rehabbed and is now ready for a new home. While green over fences and under saddle, we have found that Peachy LOVES to jump! She is brave, smart, and enthusiastic.

Peachy's flashy looks, comfortable gaits and athleticism are sure to make someone a great competitive partner. She can be ridden by a variety of riders but will do best with a confident rider (intermediate at a minimum) in a program. Please contact canterca@canterusa.org for more information about our adorable Princess Peach!

More Info: https://canterusa.org/horses/listings/just-peachy/

Video: https://bit.ly/3ba4rlM

 

Thunderwolf

DOB: January 27, 2015
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Storm Wolf - Sugar Spike, by Bertrando
Height: 16.2hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/2uQlAAg
Price: Private Treaty

Handsome, Intelligent, Good Natured - Thunderwolf is a dark bay three-year-old gelding by Storm Wolf and is out of a Bertrando mare named Sugar Spike. He has a nice temperament and gorgeous looks that will absolutely capture your heart. 16.2hh Very calm and wise under saddle, smart boy as well as a lover.

As yearling, he sold for $10,000 at the Barrett’s October Sale and just five months later he sold for $30,000 in Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. He made his first start in a Maiden Claiming race on January 1, 2018 at Santa Anita Park where he came in sixth.

Contact: Saskia Chiesa saskia@internationalcheckout.com

 

Atta Boy Woody

DOB: April 8, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Atticus - Royal Woodman, by Woodman
Height: 16.2hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/37MVjRU
Price: Private Treaty

Very relaxed boy, playful and kind and laid back under saddle. Very smart and very fast learner.
UTD farrier, teeth, vaccinations etc. Never not been sound, Intermediate rider. 16.2 hh.

More Information

Contact: Saskia Chiesa saskia@internationalcheckout.com

 

Materialistic

DOB: April 1, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Sidney's Candy - Affluenza, by Giant's Causeway
Height: 16.2hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/37MvilL
Price: Private Treaty

Tons of personality, very smart and fast learner. Currently in training but available to the right home. Intermediate and up. UTD farrier, teeth, vaccinations etc. Never not been sound, Intermediate rider.

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Contact: Saskia Chiesa saskia@internationalcheckout.com

 

Gab Power

DOB: March 4, 2008
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Powerscourt - Gabby Dancer, by Bertrando
Height: 16.2hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/2Ubw1ZL
Price: $2,000

Gab Power - "Gabe" - needs a new home. Gabe came to us from the CARMA placement program after a long (56 starts and $371,000 won) career.  After a year of training, he was adopted in June of 2017 and returned in January of 2018. He has been in full training since June of 2018.  Gabe is sweet, but strong willed and needs an experienced hand. He is suitable for any discipline, but might make a nice low level hunter.  Please fill out an Adoption Application and we will contact you about providing a home for this lovely horse. Gabe is located in Apple Valley. 

More Information

Contact: sctbrescue@live.com

 

 

Six O Five

DOB: May 4, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Lemon Drop Kid - Cataballerina, by Tabasco Cat
Height: 16.0hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/2Ubw1ZL
Price: Private Treaty

Six o Five - "Dakota" - Came to us through the CARMA placement program in November of 2018.  Dakota suffered a bucked shin in April of 2017 and was retired unraced.  Now healed, he is already under saddle and we are getting to know this cute 16.0hh gelding who already has a HUGE trot. Please fill out an Adoption Application and we will contact you about providing a home for this lovely horse.  Dakota is located in Yucaipa.

More Information

Contact: sctbrescue@live.com

 

 

Borden County

DOB: May 4, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Forefathers - Guru, by Posse
Height: 16.2hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/39gAL4r
Price: Private Treaty

Borden County came to Redwings from the CARMA Placement Program. Borden raced 11 times with 1 win, 3 seconds, and 1 third, and earnings over $43,000. Borden’s owners decided to retire him from racing because he was no longer competitive in July of 2018. Borden retired with no injuries and is sound and ready to start his second career. Borden has a nice disposition and will make someone a lovely riding horse.

More Information

Contact: info@redwingshorsesanctuary.org

 

 

Don't Stalk Me

DOB: February 6, 2015
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Kafwain - Silent Stalk, by Petionville
Height: 16.1hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/3bkb0SO
Price: Private Treaty

Stalker is a very kind and gentle thoroughbred. Stalker raced 17 times, with 6 wins and won $126,00. In May of 2019, Stalker retired after sustaining a bowed tendon in a race. During the first few months of his rehab, Stalker bumped his head in his stall resulting in a bone chip. He has a small but permanent bump on his nasal bone due that injury, but it does not bother him at all.

Stalker has an incredible personality and is very quiet and gentle. Stalker has been a perfect gentleman throughout his rehab and never puts a foot out of place. Stalker needs a few more months of rest and then he will be restarted in our retraining program.

More Information

Contact: info@redwingshorsesanctuary.org

 

 

Joelito

DOB: February 7, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Rock Hard Ten - Miss Greenley, Mr. Geeley
Height: 16.1hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/2UBnpf4
Price: Private Treaty

Joelito is a handsome Thoroughbred gelding that came to Redwings from the CARMA Placement Program.  Joelito was born in Kentucky and has raced on famous tracks including Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park and Churchhill Downs.  He raced 13 times with 3 wins and 3 seconds and many were graded stakes races.  On July 23, 2016 Joelito suffered a torn right front tendon.  His owner kept him for a month to stabilize the injury before contacting CARMA.
Joelito has been rehabilitating for 9 months and is now ready to get turned out in pasture.  He will spend a few months in pasture before being lightly restarted under-saddle.  Joelito is a very sweet horse that loves being with people.  He is an old soul and has a very noble presence.  Joelito will make a nice light riding or companion horse.

More Information

Contact: info@redwingshorsesanctuary.org

 

 

Jonny Be Bueno

DOB: April 15, 2015
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Rattlesnake Bridge - Silver Spook, by Silver Deputy
Height: 16.1hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/2UBnpf4
Price: Private Treaty

Jonny Be Bueno is a handsome 5 year old Thoroughbred gelding by Rattlesnake Ridge, who came to Redwings from the CARMA Placement Program. Jonny was sold as a two year old for $80,000 but only had 3 starts before retiring due to an injury. In his final race on November 30, Jonny sustained a slab fracture of the 3rd carpal bone. Jonny’s owner chose to surgically repair the fracture on December 2nd so he could pursue a second career. Jonny spent four months on strict stall rest to allow the fracture to heal and now has been turned out in pasture. Jonny is ready to begin light work under saddle and will be a low level sport horse prospect.

More Information

Contact: info@redwingshorsesanctuary.org

 

 

Mr. Opportunist

DOB: March 1, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Tale of the Cat - Far Out Freebie, by Medaglia D'Oro
Height: 16.2hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/3blvZEM
Price: Private Treaty

Mr. Opportunist is a handsome thoroughbred gelding from the CARMA Placement Program.  Mr. Opportunist won his racing debut and his greatest racing achievement was winning the Desert Code Stakes at Santa Anita.  In his career he had 21 starts with 3 firsts, 3 seconds and 4 thirds and total earnings of $152,060.  In his final race in October 2018 Mr. Opportunist sustained a sesamoid fracture and was retired from racing.  He was given 7 months of rehabilitation and then turned out to pasture for a few more months.  He is now ready to be restarted under saddle.  Mr. Opportunist will be suitable for flat disciplines including trail riding, dressage and other recreational riding.

More Information

Contact: info@redwingshorsesanctuary.org

 

 

On Draft

DOB: June 8, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Milwaukee Brew - Kissin Kendall, by Lemon Drop Kid
Height: 16.2hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/3blvZEM
Price: Private Treaty

On Draft is a handsome Ontario bred gelding that came to Redwings from the CARMA placement program.  On Draft raced in Canada, Florida, and California. On Draft raced 26 times with multiple wins and made over $100,000 in his career.   During a work out in November of 2017 On Draft tore his superficial digital flexor tendon, he never limped but his owners decided to retire him.  On Draft has been rested and is now ready to start work under saddle.  He is a very sensitive horse who will require a soft rider.  In time On Draft will make a nice low level sport horse.

More Information

Contact: info@redwingshorsesanctuary.org

 

 

Sweetest Caroline

DOB: May 13, 2016
Gender: Mare
Breeding: Dialed In - Crypto's Wild, by Cryptoclearance
Height: 16.1hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/38aCdoO
Price: Private Treaty

Caroline is an elegant and sweet natured filly that came to Redwings from the CARMA Placement Program. Caroline ran three races but was not competitive and was unable to place in her races.  Due to a lack of speed she was retired without injuries.  Caroline will be well suited for many different disciplines and will probably make a nice hunter or jumper.

More Information

Contact: info@redwingshorsesanctuary.org

 

 

Triple Play Hay

DOB: March 12, 2015
Gender: Gelding
Breeding: Empire Way - Phoenician Star, by Horse Chestnut (SAF)
Height: 16.2hh
Race Record: https://bit.ly/2vUzodm
Price: Private Treaty

Triple Play Hay “Trip” came to Redwings from the CARMA Placement Program. Trip is unraced due to reoccurring troubles with his left knee. Trip had surgery in September of 2017 to remove a small bone fragment from his knee. He made a complete recovery and returned to training. Unfortunately, after a morning work out in June of 2018 Trip’s knee was swollen and sore again. His owners decided to retire Trip but wanted him to have a productive second career so they paid for him to have a second surgery on July 1st to remove a second bone fragment. The surgeon gave Trip a positive prognosis for a second career as a low level sport horse. Trip has another month of rehabilitation before he is ready to start work under saddle.

More Information

Contact: info@redwingshorsesanctuary.org