Second Chance Thoroughbreds (SCT) hand picks OTTBs (off the track thoroughbreds) that have either been lightly or never raced and retired sound.

We have a special passion for the breed here at SCT.  Our goal is to take in the racing duds and give them an opportunity to learn a new career, and while we specialize in eventing, we will cater to each horse’s strength be it dressage, hunter/jumper, even trail riding.  We give them a new focus, away from the busy routine of racing to a more relaxed atmosphere.  They have time to learn to be a horse again, turned out to pasture, while being handled on a regular basis.  These horses are restarted from groundwork to riding and even showing!


Second Chance Thoroughbreds was founded on a dream of Danielle Durette Tursky’s, after she fell in love with a thoroughbred named Bailey.  Although he had never been to the track (not even bred to be a racehorse), he had the spirit and competitiveness that drove them to success at eventing.  Danielle and Bailey have competed in the South region up to the Preliminary level.  Bailey is still as competitive as ever, and is the grandpa to all the young talent that comes through Second Chance Thoroughbreds.

Danielle and her husband Brad Tursky have a custom designed farm located on Cotton Grove Rd in East Jackson, TN.  Along with retraining the thoroughbreds, they plan to board and teach lessons, specializing in dressage and eventing.

Click on a horse below to learn more or to find their ad on equinenow.com with prices. Please contact Danielle directly with any questions or requests: 731-225-9117.

For Sale

$0 – $5,000


Clover is a brave girl, has had experience as a show ring hunter but would much prefer the life of an event horse or jumper. No stop, no bad habits, fun to ride. Has a lot of knee action and a fancy mover. Easily controllable, would prefer more go in ...
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Apple Pie

Cute, flashy little mover. green, but will make a very fancy hunter or event pony. See ad on Equinenow ...
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12yr old 16h Appendix mare.  Loves to jump, willing to learn.  Would make an excellent pony club project! See ad on Equinenow. 12 yr 16h appendix mare - skippy QH lines and Cure the Blues TB lines excellent jumpers.  green over fences, seems to have a spur stop,  previous history unknown ...
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$5,000 – $10,000


Lightly restarted, this boy is the sweetest most willing gelding ever! Beautiful flowing strides. We have only done some basic dressage work and trail rides with him so far. Will be a show stopper. No vices, loves treats, loves kids, loves attention, stands quietly for anything. See ad on Equinenow ...
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Bourbon Flight

4 year old. 15.2h OTTB gelding unbelievably quiet and sane.  Excellent behavior, willing to learn and try anything.  Loves to jump, loves to trail ride, loves to be loved.  This horse is one of a kind!  Barefoot and sound with the best brain a baby could have!  Will go far ...
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16.3h 7yr old Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom's half brother! Very easy going, great work ethic. Loves his rider, whatever their age and skill level. Will suit a beginner as well as a more advanced rider. Fancy, scopey. Barefoot, no vices, loads well, travels well. Very willing and quiet ride ...
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$10,001 +

Mad Meister

6yr old 16.1h black TB gelding. Never raced. Very scopey and quiet over fences. Fancy mover. will excel in any discipline, especially jumpers with potential for high AOs and more.  Also beginning his eventing career Fall 2016. Talented and inquisitive.  Would be best suited for advanced rider or professional. See ad ...
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