In a grassroots effort to find new homes for Thoroughbreds as the racing season ends, the Mountaineer Racetrack will offer 40 horses for sale this Sunday, including a warhorse who ran 115 times.
Responding to numerous requests by horsemen who asked Mountaineer to emulate other racetrack OTTB sales, the Mountaineer Park HBPA joined forces with CANTER-Ohio to offer an End of Meet Showcase on Sunday, Nov. 6, at noon.
Scheduled to take place in the paddock of 1420 Mountaineer Circle in New Cumberland, W.V., the first-ever Showcase will offer “something for everyone” in the market for a horse, says CANTER-Ohio Vice President Claire Jazbec.
“We have everything from a 2005 war horse mare named Ty Wonder to young horses,” Jazbec says. “We’re thrilled racetracks are embracing these sales. They’re such a nice thing because you can come to one place and see all these horses at your fingertips.”
Successful end-of-meet shows at Delaware Park and elsewhere spurred horsemen to request a similar program at Mountaineer, she says, noting that one trainer is hauling in 12 horses for the sale.
“The trainers are ecstatic to have this opportunity,” she says.
For more information about the sale horses or the event, please visit CANTER-Ohio’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/canter.ohio/?hc_ref=SEARCH