Yeah, we tend to have horses that fail at the track, then come to our house. Here most of them stay for their entire life. We have placed horses as companions and with some pleasure homes. Anytime, we place a horse, we ask for first right of refusal and refund purchase price in the first year if the horse does not work out. We don't place many often around here people don't think you can ride standardbreds. Which is why I am riding three right now. That said over the years there were some that were successful on the track and were sold. We have a harder time keeping track of them. Which is upsetting because as standardbred's we know that often times their fate is less then certain. I had Mr. Vacation fail in a home after three months and came back this spring. He was a bit thin and more mouthy then when he left but we were happy to have him back. In my book, if you miss the horse, have sellers remorse, have a chance to get them back and can give them appropriate care take them back. At least you know where they end up.