I don't really have much of an opinion on racing, I try to stay neutral on the whole racing issue as I do not know enough about it! The lady who I adgist with and who gave me my current horse has delt with OTTTB's most of her life, when she wants a new horse she calls up her friend in the industry and asks which horses would be good for what she wants! I should really ask her to post her experiences but I know she is far too busy so I will do what I can. I know for a fact that most of her x gallopers have had some sort of issue when she got them but then nothing that with good training, time and perseverance she has not been able to work through. Some have obviously taken longer to get where they are now but they got there which is the main thing. Some issues for example: The grey she used to have had a shocking habit of rearing whenever she would go to get on him. He was used to be mounted on the move and refused to stand still whenever she wanted to mount so when asked to stop and wait...he would go up! Another one: Her current beautiful black gelding she has had for 4 or so years can be a bit of a fruit loop at times!! ha I think he was born like that tho lol but surely the highly strung racing life would not have helped this mentality! anyway he has come along in leaps and bounds and slowly is becoming a lovely dressage horse. She has preserved with him as he has the most amazing movement otherwise she may have say no thanks! He also has chips in his knee so can never jump, I presume that this is probably from his knees buckling from being raced too young.