2004 Sea of Secrets -- Exquisite Affair, by Black Tie Affair

Multiple stakes winner; New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year 2011

RECORD:     ​74 starts   11   16   7       $676,131


2007 Bernstein--Horah for Bailey, Doneraile 

RECORD:   74 starts   18   12  11     $694,317  


SYSTEM RESTORE 14-year-old bay gelding, 15.3h   By Regal Classic -- Restored Hope, by He's Bad, System is very smart, very athletic and does not suffer fools gladly. At times, he can be, shall we say, "challenging," and will need an experienced handler. He thrives on routine and attention, and don't forget his peppermints. We suggest a work schedule that will keep his mind and body active. His long and lanky build allows him a long and low movement -- he is a pretty mover. Please call for more information on this interesting fellow!



Uncle Paul is not really a war horse, as he is only three-years-old. He does have the mind of an older horse, however, as he takes everything in stride, no spook, has a beautiful hunter stride, and has only been ridden in a bitless bridle and Western saddle.  He is 15.1 hands and was never enthused about a racing career, "retiring" at the end of March 2019.  He is eligible for the 2020 RRP. We can imagine him in the Western division as he is chunky and compact, but his movement says he can be placed in a variety of disciplines. He has thrived with 24/7 turnout, growing 2 inches and and gaining at least 100 pounds since he left the track. Very quiet, very smart! Rider was roping fence posts (we have no cattle) off of him on day one...


1992 Blazing Bart--Verbatim's Girl, by Verbatim

Multiple stakes winner

RECORD:   84 starts   18   14  12     $406,293  



This dkb/br gelding joined our program in July 2019 from the NYTHA's Take the Lead program.  He is 16.1 hands and a winner of 11 races competing mostly on the New York circuit. Old Upstart is a perfect gentleman, is sound, learned how to longe and has a very steady calm way of going. He is eligible for the 2020 RRP. More photos and his video are available. He has not been started under saddle yet but his attitude and age suggest he will be very willing to learn. These older horses are just continuing their jobs, not new to a saddle and rider at all! Great in field with five other pasture mates.

MISS MONTY, 19yo Thoroughbred mare, rescued from kill pen July 2019. Seen here with retired disabled Marine veteran Andrew King and his 6-year-old son Arian. Our only mare, but she's a keeper!

Why All The Oldtimers, You May Ask...

We call them War Horses, or Our Boys, or sometimes more expressive names, but to us, these veterans of the racing wars are special. For many owners, many trainers, and definitely thousands of racing fans and bettors, Bart, Hermie, Sissy (System Restore), Gimme Credit and Wally have provided excitement, thrills, and income. It is now time for payback!

War Horses at Rose Bower is committed to a safe retirement for all of our horses--old or young. But always, the hardknocking, aged runners will be always be treated with the respect, care and the love they so deserve. Consider donating to the care of or monthly sponsoring of one of our retirees.

POLLARD'S BOY 10-year-old bay gelding, 16.2h   "Poe" is a tall. lanky bay gelding who came to us five weeks after his last race at Mahoning Valley Race Course In Ohio. A stakes winner at two of the Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes, he finished his career in 2016 with seven other victories. He was returned by his adopter through no fault of his own.

Not a great picture, but shows he is growing, has strong hindquarters, and is an easy keeper! Replacement photo coming soon!

OUR HORSES          

Please feel free to call and ask about any of our available Thoroughbreds. To save time, please fill out our application for adoption and send it to us before calling to make an appointment to see our horses. We strictly adhere to our rules about completed applications, and we will check all references. Here is one way to to get Thoroughbred information at Equibase. For an individual horse, check here at equibase.com, click on the Horses box at top right hand side, and type name of which horse you are researching.



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2007 Bernstein--Horah for Bailey, Doneraile Court

Multiple stakes winner

RECORD:   74 starts   18   12  11     $694,317