Rocky Bear & Elizabeth

Rocky Bear and Bits & Bytes Farm owner - Elizabeth

This Web site was created to tell the stories of the Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds Bits & Bytes Farm has sold. The Mission of Bits & Bytes Farm is to help sellers (of Thoroughbred racehorses for sale) to find buyers who have the ability to transition these horses to new careers. We offer assistance and guidance to make sure the horses we sell are successfully placed. Our Success Stories are proof that Thoroughbred racehorses make great sport horses and family members when their racing careers are over.

When a horse is purchased with the assistance of Bits & Bytes Farm, we require the new owners to stay in touch and provide us with updates. These updates are posted on our Success Stories pages so that the sellers of the horses know that their horses are doing well and have not gone back to racing or been slaughtered. The sellers care about these wonderful Thoroughbreds and they too enjoy reading about their horses' successful new careers. They often call or e-mail to thank us for finding a home for a horse they bred or trained. To learn more about Bits & Bytes Farm and our mission please visit our Web site at: www.BitsandBytesFarm.com.

Bits & Bytes Farm is to help sellers (of Thoroughbred racehorses for sale) to find buyers who have the ability to transition these horses to new careers. We offer assistance and guidance to make sure the horses we sell are successfully placed. Our Success Stories are proof that Thoroughbred racehorses make great sport horses and family members when their racing careers are over.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page, YouTube channel, websites and G+ page to learn more about Bits & Bytes Farm and the Thoroughbreds we have found second careers for. Links are at the top of this page. Enjoy!

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Scottish Water Horse?

I was just thinking about you this week and about needing to send you an update on A June Affair. Although, I have tweaked her barn name a bit as I thought she needed something a little less plain than June. I call her Kelpie or Kelpie June. Do you know what a Kelpie is? It’s from the Scottish legend of the water horse.

OTTB - A June Affaire at a hunter/jumper show

A June Affair Shows Talent in Alpharetta

I was showing June in Alpharetta this past weekend. June is doing great and getting ribbons in the Adults at “A” shows. She is around 17 hands now and is filling out to be absolutely gorgeous! I have enjoyed her so much and she really seems to be liking her new job as a show hunter.

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September 8 – Lots of New Updates

We like to keep in touch with all our buyers and see how the horses are doing. Unlike most sellers, we want to hear from our buyers whether the news is good or not so good. We are here to help you transition your new Thoroughbred off-the-track. We are thrilled by your successes. They are the stories that keep us motivated. Thank you all for staying in touch.

New OTTB mom, Morgan is pleased that Carmac has arrived at his new home in Mississippi.

Thanksgiving Greetings from Carmac

Carmac aka “Mac” is still doing great. He had a small puncture wound under his jaw that abscessed so has been on antibiotics for the past week and it is healing nicely now, yuck! Other than that he is wonderful! 🙂   Morgan

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Lucky’s Mom Got Married

Lucky’s mom gets married! Congratulations Heather!

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Buying an OTTB Can Raise Eyebrows

Amanda experienced what a lot of buyers of off-the-track Thoroughbreds experience – negative comments from people who know nothing about OTTBs. She was told inaccurate and totally ridiculous stories about what to expect from an off-the-track Thoroughbred.

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Rightfully Bragging on Bato Loco

I love Bata Loco! He is such a character. He LOVES jumps. He’ll cross creeks, but he’ll jump them too if I let him. He gets so fired up! We plan to go to the beach soon. That will be an adventure. I also will be taking some dressage lessons with him to see just what he can do in the arena… He is such a treat!

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Hollywood Vic’s Academy Award

Two year update on former race horse Hollywood Vic.

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Luck of the Irish Morning Mist – New Home for this OTTB

It’s a done deal! I bought Irish (Irish Morning Mist)! He will be arriving in Maine on Sunday. I can’t wait to meet him! Luckily it is going to be in the 50’s for the next week, so he can adjust to the cold weather slowly. I will keep in touch as to our progress.…

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Admiration Not Lost on His Mom During Hiatus

Just wanted to send you a little update on Admiration aka “Huey”. It’s been about a year since I got him, and I have to say that we’re not where I would have liked us to be. That’s certainly not his fault, and I’m not sure that it’s really mine either… just circumstances. This summer…