Gate To Great Horses

The horses that enter the Great Geldings program will spend anywhere from a few months to a year or more transitioning from track life to ranch life. Many hours of rehab and training go into each horse and we strive to develop them for their best suited career as indicated by their aptitudes.


Once the horses go through the Gate To Great program, they are ready for their new career. If you are interested in a particular horse, contact us for details on the individual's progress and fill us in on what you are seeking in your next mount.


This page will change as horses enter or complete the training program.  Bookmark us and check back often!


16.0 hd. Bay Gelding

2015 by Into Mischief X Little Cat Feet (by Tale of the Cat)

7 starts, 2 wins, $35,945. Last Raced 6/22/2019


Here's a looker from one of the hottest sires going, with a recent Horse of the Year, Authentic! Liger won his first two starts and carries Storm Cat blood top and bottom. Call for price and details.





15.2 Hd. Dark Bay or Brown Gelding

2016 by Lemon Drop Kid X Pleasant Review (by Pleasant Tap)

15 starts, winner, last raced: 4/9/2021


An athletic young son of champion Lemon Drop Kid and a full sibling to multiple graded stakes winner, Sparkling Review. Hails from a quality family of black type winners and the famous stallion Lyphard. Milburn will be an eye-catcher anywhere he goes. New arrival!

Uncage the Cat

16. hand bay gelding

2016 By City Zip out of Panther Strike (by Black Minnaloushe)

8 starts, winner, last raced 1/8/21.


Tall, dark and handsome, Uncage the Cat is a half-brother to graded stakes winner Chapalu and out of a stakes mare. Another young, quality gelding from the top breeding program at Solera Farm. New arrival!




Battle Honours

15.2 hd. chestnut gelding

2017 By Field Commission out of Family Honor (by Mr. Prospector)

3 starts, placed, last raced Sept. 2020


His sire is a champion and his dam is a full-sister to Greatness, the last son of leading sire Mr. Prospector standing at stud. He's had lots of outside miles doing ranch work! Price: $8,500. as of August 2021.



Lemondrop Bold  ("Rambo")

15.2 hd. bay gelding

2013 By Lemon Drop Kid out of Verdana Bold (by Rahy)

3 starts, last raced: 4/2/2016


Used for Western Dressage, this chunky gelding has been shown successfully and qualified for the Jockey Club Championship Show in 2019-2021. His easy-going nature has been a bonus when hauling to shows or clinics, as well as all the preparations leading up to competitions. Good on the ground, hauls alone, stands tied, good to shoe, clip, bathe, etc. From a family deep in quality and loaded with stakes contenders. His half-sister won stakes races in 2020 and several other siblings have black-type earnings. See his video below Rambo was named 2020 Champion Western Dressage Thoroughbred by The Jockey Club TIP Performance Awards Program! Available, call for details.




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Where to Find Us:

Gate to Great Geldings

A Division of Horse Creek Thoroughbreds

RR 1
Newell, SD 57760

Phone: 605-569-2249


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