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


17h and growing 3 year old unraced thoroughbred Romeo is a cryptorchid, however bloodwork shows the lowest level of hormones in his body above gelding.  We will be gelding him shortly and rechecking his hormone levels 60 days later.   Price will reflect his need for this procedure ...
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Kight of Valor *2018 RRP Makeover eligible*

Valor's Equinenow ad 6yr 16h dark bay gelding   Recovered and rehabbed from a left tendon strain. Sound and ready to go.  Or to wait until 2018 RRP Makeover! lineage includes Candy girl and Cryptoclearance! First ride video ...
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MyGalSal “Prince” *RRP eligible*

Prince's Equinenow ad 16.2h 6yr old bay ottb gelding. retired sound, Will excel in dressage.  eligible for 2018 RRP video ride 1  video ride 1 part 2 ...
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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


Jc: Just a Smurk Total earnings of $300!! Not a very good racehorse! Cute huntery type! 16.3 7yr Gelding ...
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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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equinenow ad 12 year old 16h Percheron / Paint cross gelding. Has done dressage and hunters.  Owner has taken a new direction in her riding and would like to find Hugo the perfect home. Hugo loves to work, loves to jump and is very obedient and willing to please.  Would ...
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$10,001 +

Gathering Cloud

10 yr 16.3h ottb gelding Always in the top ribbons!  Competed one season of eventing. 2nd MTPC Starter double clear first event 2016 stadium video 5th River Glen BN April 2017 dressage video 2nd Poplar Place BN May 2017 double clear\ dressage test video  stadium video Jaeckle Center winter show ...
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Mad Meister

7yr 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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SCT Horses

SCT Five Star City

2/17 -  3rd OT at Poplar place 4/16 -  2nd Prelim/Training River Glen 6/16   Gambler’s choice – Five Star City -  ...
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Air on the Judy

5yr old 15.3h petite dark bay mare.   Half sister to Inki Blandford and Canuki, this mare shows as much, ...
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Copper Too

16.1h 8yr old loves to work, is very fancy and talented. She would excel as a dressage horse, and yet ...
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