top of page

FADE FROM BLACK - Dark Grey Stunner of a boy (Macho Uno)

Year of Birth 2018
Height 16.2+ hands
Price $7500, offers considered
RRP Eligible yes

Fade from Black is one we have been watching since he was a 2 year old and we are thrilled that he is finally for sale! He was not a very talented racehorse, but is adored and loved and very well-taken care of. His barn name is Wilbur, as he is as kind and sweet as Wilbur is in the book Charlotte's Web!

Wilbur stands between 16.2 and16.3 hands tall, and is still remarkably dark grey. He is sired by the amazing Ride the Lightning and from a Macho Uno mare. Wilbur loves treats, he stands well, behaves well and is easy to handle and be around. He is a big muscular guy, very well put-together, and moves extremely well. He will be an amazing sport horse. His owner said he loves the longer races - perfect for XC! We could also see him in the hunter ring, or as an impressive dressage boy!

Coming back from a race a year ago, Wilbur had some swelling in his left fore. The vet examined it at the time and could find no acute injury. The owner chose to give him some time off and we were at the barn in early April with the vet, when the owner had an ultrasound done, and he could find no signs of previous injury despite slight enlargement in that area. He is sound and eager to get back to work.

Wilbur recently had his shoes pulled, as he is no longer in training, and was a tiny bit footsore on the pavement today. You can hear in the videos that his footfall is even. With a few days (or new shoes), he will be back to being perfect. We have uploaded video as well from late march, when he is shod, and you can see the difference.

Wilbur is a family member and much loved, and only the best homes will be considered. Please be prepared with references. We are looking for a forever home, not a resale situation. His owners want Wilbur to be as loved in his next home as he currently is.

Please see below for photos and videos.

Owner states that he is retiring with no known injuries (other than disclosure above) and no known vices.

Contact: please text with first and last names to 314-288-8787 and specify that you are asking about FADE FROM BLACK (texts without names will not be responded to).

Scroll down for photos and videos.

No holds without deposit. Non-racing homes only. When you text, please explain what discipline you do and your situation and experience. The more info we have on you, the better we can gauge if it's a good fit!

Located at Fairmount Park Race Track (Fanduel Racing)
We are 4.5 hours (or closer) from so many cities - including Lexington, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, Indy, Chicago, Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Columbus!


Please note:

All horses are located at Fairmount Park Racetrack (Fanduel Sportsbook and Horse Racing) in Collinsville, IL 62234. The nearest big city is Saint Louis.

All horses are for sale by owner, and the owner sets the sale price. Gateway Off Track Thoroughbreds is here to help you connect with the owner and facilitate the process as well as provide a written bill of sale between you and the horse's owner.

All horses listed with GATEWAY OTTBs are racehorses with no other training and are not suitable for beginners or children without additional training unless otherwise stated. No person is allowed to ride any horse on racetrack property without a valid state racing license. No free motion or lunge videos are available as horses are at a racetrack. Horses may continue to race until sold. You can see if they are entered into any races by clicking on their Equibase link above (breeding/race history link). GATEWAY OTTBs always recommends a veterinary pre-purchase exam.

PHOTOS (Scroll from L to R)


Videos of him jogging towards and away from camera:

Walk and Jog Video:


bottom of page