thoroughbred so hard to find one

horsemow1

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I been looking for months is it me or do people want silly money for tbs off the track or with pot to be allrounder/show i mean 4000k for one that finished a month ago whats going on....
 

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I paid £4k recently for my boy but he is extremely well bred. He has been off the track three and a half years and beautifully reschooled by his previous owner and is now a lovely little dressage horse.

I saw lots of cheap just off the track tbs back in January around the £1k mark - where have you been looking? Horse Mart and Preloved had loads.
 

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I got a lovely well mannered athletic boy for under 1500, where are you based? I know his breeders have others.
 

skint1

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What part of the country are you based in? How competent a rider are you? I may know of a few that would be under £1000
 

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I have a lovely TB for sale. But unraced and unbacked (is just about to go away to get backed)

I would presume that the price you pay will depend on what you are after and where you are based.
 

forestfantasy

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Last time i went to DBS bloodstock sales there were hundreds going for the starting bid (800 Guineas) and all i see online are cheap TB's.
If you've got a good eye and are willing to take a risk i'd be off to the sales, we've had a few from doncaster and all have made lovely allrounders.
 

kateo

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I've been looking to buy a horse for a while and in the less than £4k range all I seem to see are either hw cobs or tbs with not much inbetween!

They've all been a lot cheaper than £4k though, even seen a few advertised for less than £1k. I went to view a tb mare yesterday for £2k.
 

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i def want someting that has raced and also that will show in a year
I know a lovely one which has raced, had a year off and has been re-backed and is going beautifully, very calm and sweet, lovely prospect for the show ring - advertised for £2,750. Not sure where you are looking?
 

forestfantasy

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You may have to travel to find the right one at the right price though - if your only looking in your area obviously there will be less choice - look for the nearest racing trainer to you and give them a call - they are generally very honest when selling as they don't want any bad publicity.
 

Lanky Loll

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Why don't you try contacting trainers that are reasonably local to you directly - trainers down here are often looking to rehome horses that just haven't made the grade and appreciate not having to put them through the sales.
 

horsemow1

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You may have to travel to find the right one at the right price though - if your only looking in your area obviously there will be less choice - look for the nearest racing trainer to you and give them a call - they are generally very honest when selling as they don't want any bad publicity.
will in travel but not like 6 hours and as i want a nh tb no point looking near newmarket etc
 

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boxcarhorse

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Phone your local National Hunt yards directly and speak to the trainer. At this time of year NH horses are being retired/sold because they are unsuitable for racing for whatever reason. Owners are often happy to give them away to a good home or accept under £1k for them. There are loads and loads around - just get on the phone, you'll find you are being offered TBs left, right & centre once you start!!!!!

Have a look at...

http://www.sourceanexracehorse.co.uk/
http://www.ror.org.uk/index.php

http://www.thoroughbredrehabilitationcentre.co.uk/
 
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forestfantasy

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as most of the trainer in cumbria are actually family friends iv already spoken with them
It looks like your the only one on here who can't find a cheap TB for sale then!
We've all given you plenty of ideas for places to get one - looking at everyones comments i'd have had several people/sellers to call already.
 
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