Thoroughbred, foal crops, and other breed interest?

  • Sorry if I'm asking too many questions here too close together, but hopefully, this is the last for a while.

    How much interest is there is flat racing Thoroughbreds these days? The last show didn't seem to have too many entries; was that fluke?

    I will also be having some rare colored Thoroughbreds for sale soon, are there people around interested in them?

    Is it still common to do foal crops for sale?
    Do people prefer yearly/adult sales or as foals?
    Pre-registered or not?

    Is there any interest in Harness Racers/Standardbreds?

  • I'd be interested in a rare colored Thoroughbred once I have my stable up and running :) I'll be looking out for when you have some up for sale!

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    Racing isn't that popular anymore, what you saw in the latest show is pretty much what it is. The only popular racing type of show that is popular here is endurance really. I have been thinking of getting more into racing and bring it back to life, but time and space is pretty much stopping me. I already have a huge amount of horses

    Rare colored TB could get some attention, I know I would have been interested if it hadn't been for the fact that I have way too many horses xD I have a few TB's myself.

    Normally they get sold as adult horses and personally I think it's nice to buy horses already registered.

  • I would always be interested in racing thoroughbreds, it’d be nice to have other lines besides my own. Racing has died down quite a bit, but there are few people still in it. Rare colored thoroughbreds would catch eyes for sure!

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    I think Thoroughbreds are a pretty popular breed, probably because they can be used in a lot of different breeding programs and there always seems to be a lot of interest in rare-colours. I've seen a few foal crops but they don't seem as popular, which I personally find sad. I used to love the big crops people made back in the day. I prefer yearling / adult sales rather than foals to get a better judge of their conformation but now registration is so easy and just a quick form to fill out, I don't care either way if the horse is registered yet or not

  • I think racing needs some serious ressurrection so yes, go for it!

  • Flat Racing has pretty much died if we compare it back to 2015-2016 days, but there are a few people on it. As Ana said, what you saw in the last show is a good exemple of what it is now. Personally I do hold interest for the discipline, I have a TB competing as a flat racer myself and I think it would be a great thing to give it a try and bring it back to life.

    Thoroughbreds on the other hand often attract interest, for what I have seen around. They are a pretty flexible breed competing and breeding wise. Flashy coats are always a plus, I personally believe there is always market for quality horses, both on EC and RL.

    I haven't seen many foal crops in a while now - they were much fun back in the day!
    I don't really care for the type of sale (foal/yearling/adult) as long as I get to see the finished/adult conformation of the horse.
    Also, I always prefer to buy main site registered horses, I don't really care for the discipline registration tho - as Callixta said, it's so easy to get those completed nowadays, I don't mind to do them myself.

  • I'm racing now and tbh I'm not bothered if the racing community is small. A lot of the Thoroughbreds out there do having a racing pedigree thanks to their parents or grandparents.

    Do what you wanna do I'm sure as the Thoroughbreds progress and you sell the offspring more people might start racing them and maybe the community will rebuild itself again.

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    It's so nice to see you back, Cheyenne!

    Racing has pretty much been dead for the past couple of years since 2.5 changes. I've been offering my boys for breeding and there's only ever been the OG racing people interested really. Hopefully with more people wanted to get into or back into racing, it'll get the revive it deserves. I can't wait to see your new babies! :heart:

  • I second (or thrid, fourth ? :sweat_smile: ) a lot of things said before! I have one racer at the moment and two TBs in general, but I would not be averse to get a few more racing TBs or TBs suited for other desciplines, as they prefectly fit in my Trakehner and GSH breeding program :heart:

  • I'm bummer to hear flat racing basically died, but hopefully, I can help bring it back. I have quite a few pointed Thoroughbreds I plan on selling soon as well as some planned breedings.

    Keep an eye out guys!

  • I have 8 TBs. 4 are not racers but I have not done foal crops as I want to add color to my racers. I have 3 credits waiting to be babies when I find the perfect combo. I also dont do to much due to SIMs being a pita allot

  • I have 5 TBs, but only two registered here. My two registered are both in Flat Racing as well as Steeplechase. I'm definitely interested in some foal crop and plan to make a breeding ad for my double titled TB mare soon.

  • Did someone said rare coloured TBs? :eyes:

    TBs are one of the main breeds I have in Montgomery Park, but no flat racers, since personally I have no interest in it. I used to have TB flat racers ages ago though, but as a bunch of people before me said, this discipline is not getting as much attention anymore. My TBs are mainly in the most popular three disciplines: Jumping, Eventing and Dressage.

  • @Kali-Coleman I sure did! And I have my first set of foals all done up. They are in the pasture with their moms until I can get their adult confos/coats done and ready for a sale/auction (I still haven't decided which route I'm going to take.)

    I'm also hoping that these babies will encourage people to participate in Flat racing again.

  • I've recently bought a new stable just for racing, so I'm on the lookout for new blood in flat, steeple, and harness racing!

  • I might've just downsized most my horses that I'd race, but they are up for raffle for people that would like to potentially have a new racing buddy.

  • I am very interested in adding a few flat racers to the farm.
    Unfortunately I'm too broke to buy at the momen; - but if someone has something to lease - or I'd love to be entered in the raffle.

  • @Caroline-Delacort see above n.n

  • @Cecilia-Cherny Doh! Found the raffle. ;-)

  • @Rachel-Deacon I'm so happy to hear it! :)

    @Cecilia-Cherny I believe I've put in my name for the raffle too. I'm in need of some fresh blood. :dagger:

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