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GATEWAY Off-Track Thoroughbreds was born in June 2022.  After a 10 year run as directors of CANTER ILLINOIS (from 2012-2022) we began anew with a new name, but the same mission, to find these wonderful horses new homes and careers.


We have been rehoming retiring thoroughbreds from Fairmount Park Race Track since the year 2012. We have successfully re-homed over 1000 horses into their new careers and new homes.

GATEWAY OTTBs is run by Jodi Ladner and Aletta Martin, both life-long equestrians and both transplants to the Saint Louis area. 

Jodi is an avid equestrian with an OTTB of her own, and Aletta is an accomplished eventer, having completed Rolex, Burghley and Boekelo, among other international 5 star events.  We are here to help and answer any questions. 

To contact Jodi or Aletta, please reach out to:


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We are fortunate to have been covered by local media, please enjoy these stories and learn more about us and what we do!

The first story, produced by the local NBC news channel KSDK with Mike Bush, click here:

In the News!

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