Charley Cat is a 2015, 16.3 hh bay Thoroughbred gelding for sale from his owner/trainer. He is a BIG boy who is still growing. His owner/trainer has had him for a year now and “Charley” has never had any unsoundness or heat or filling in his legs. His legs do have scars on them. Our best guess he went through a fence as a baby. No one knows but they are nothing more than blemishes at this time.
MARCH 2019: Charley Cat has been SOLD! Congratulations to Rebecca Marsteller of Dayton, TN on the purchase of this big boy to be her new jumper!
“Charley” is easy to ride at the track and his owner/trainer is also his gallop rider. He has taught “Charley” to stop galloping by sitting up and letting go of the reins. “Charley” will also slow down with just verbal cues. This owner wants his horses to go on to a sport horse careers, so he teaches them how to be ridden with voice commands. “Charley” has a nice big stride but in his three races, he finished ahead of just one horse. LOL. #NotaRaceHorse #NeverWillBe
Another training advantage that “Charley” has is that he has been trained to stand quietly while being mounted from a bucket. So many of the horses at the track have their riders flung on them as they head out to train. They will not stand still for a rider to get on. It is nice to find one who will stand at a mounting block right off-the-track. Charley Cat will be an easy horse to retrain for someone who has the desire to work with a quiet, talented, big, young horse.
Charley Cat is extremely well-bred. His is a grandson of Storm Cat. His pedigree also includes: Secretariat, Northern Dancer, Bold Ruler, Fappiano, Round Table, Princequillo, Dr. Fagar, Unbridled, Mr. Prospector, Gulch, Never Bend, Bold Ruler and Nearctic. Visit Charley Cat’s pedigree to learn more about these famous Thoroughbreds.
Charley Cat is racing in Kentucky at this time but he is available for sale now.
Please call for pricing. The price can go up or down depending on owner. We always check with the owner when someone is a serious buyer. Many times the price goes down to a really good home. We do not own these horses so we cannot control the pricing. We will not sell a horse to just anyone with the money. 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 770-704-6595 between 9am and 9pm. East Coast Time – Elizabeth Wood