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Tempest and Hillary

A Suffolk Downs ‘gem’ brings hope, a spark

Hillary Lak glanced indifferently at the mare. “She was cute, but she was too small,” Lak says, dismissively. With that quick summation and a shrug, Lak continued wending her way through the backside of Suffolk Downs last October, looking for a potential it horse to take her galloping across eventing fields yet to come. She looked and looked, but none caught her eye. And eventually, she felt like giving up.  Her sister, however, along for the search, prodded her back toward the direction she’d come. “Just look at the mare again,” Lak was urged. Figuring that nobody else was jumping […]