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Washington’s Thoroughbred Showcase—featuring more than 30 former racehorses to prospective new owners—will be held Aug. 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (WTBOA) Sales Pavilion at Emerald Downs, in Auburn.
Hosted by The Prodigious Fund, the Thoroughbred Showcase includes horses from 3 to 12 years old that are suitable for eventing, hunter/jumper, dressage, trail, polo, light riding, companion horse, barrel racing, and 4-H.
The event begins with a public viewing, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., at the temporary stalls at Emerald Downs. Contact information will be provided for prospective buyers to reach each horse’s owner and trainer to facilitate a private sale. Also, Emerald Downs veterinarians will be on hand to take X rays or perform prepurchase soundness exams.
From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., horses will be led in-hand through the walking ring at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion.
"Our goal is to make the Thoroughbred Showcase the ‘go-to’ place for your next sport-horse prospect," said Sophia McKee, Emerald Downs director of marketing. "By creating a competitive market for these horses after they are done racing, we can ensure their future success and security. The owners and trainers just want to find good homes for these horses."
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