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By Susan Salk on November 16, 2011
For a runty Thoroughbred who is said to bear a striking resemblance to Seabiscuit, and for the other retired racehorses who lucked into meeting Michael Blowen, a land deal in Kentucky has ushered in acres and acres of green clover and two warm, roomy barns.
In a happily-ever-after turn of events, which softens the blow of losing out on a planned expansion to a New York farm earlier this year, Old Friends Equine signed a lease last month on a 120-acre parcel near its Georgetown, Ky. headquarters.
By Susan Salk on November 11, 2011
Moving past the red geraniums and a few startled jockeys, Tracy Brennan sat sidesaddle as she rode her unflappable ex-racehorse, Runnin Robbo, onto the freshly harrowed earth of Monmouth Park.
She and her off-track thoroughbred had come to demonstrate the point: there are great possibilities awaiting a racehorse who has lost out on the track. And fittingly, they were invited by racehorse adoption agency ReRun to strut their stuff on the track, between races.
Looking every inch the equine fashion plate, just returned from a magazine photo shoot, Brennan guided her leggy 17-hand chestnut onto the raked dirt, a place of racehorses and fast competition, an atmosphere rippling with action as jockeys and racehorses readied for the next race.
By Susan Salk on November 9, 2011
Rachel Grant hopes one special person will come along and provide a storybook ending. For her foster horse. After getting to know the leggy 16-hand mare over the last seven months, and becoming so close to the horse that she calls her “girlfriend,” and not her given name Grif’s Corner, Grant has come to hope for the best for the sweet-natured lady who nickers a friendly hello each morning. “My ideal person would be someone who’s willing to continue her training, and who recognizes that she’s very curious and very brave,” Grant says. “But Grif also needs someone she can […]