Blinkers On purchases young thoroughbreds, primarily yearlings and 2-year-olds, being sold at auctions across the U.S. Our thoroughbred buyer, Greg Gilchrist inspects thousands of horses from March to October. After detailed evaluation of conformation, pedigree and athleticism, a handful of horses are considered. At auction, the horses offering the best value are purchased, generally in the range of $30,000 to $200,000. These horses are expected to compete at the highest levels of racing.
The horses are then sent to the track where the Blinkers On trainers begin the intensive process of preparing them for a successful racing career. When the training has reached the point where our team feels they are “ready to win,” they are entered to compete at a major racing venue in California. From this point on, Blinkers On has two major goals: Financial prosperity for our partners and the horses' welfare.