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Rider Lindsay Jensen barrel racers her OTTB mare. She is among 12 trainers competing in the August event

‘Three fast barrels’ to challenge Thoroughbreds

The Extreme Retired Racehorse Makeover Barrel Race kicks off Aug. 2 in Negley, Ohio to showcase a spectacle once thought unlikely: tight-turning Thoroughbreds curling around “three fast barrels.” Organized by longtime barrel racer Jackie Harris, founder of nonprofit organization Dreaming of Three, which she named for her girlhood dreams of barrels and of riding the fastest horse, the event will help prove that Thoroughbreds are more capable of the sport than many equestrians might have thought. Even her. “I’m one of those people who thought I’d never get a horse like a Thoroughbred,” Harris says. “But after watching videos of […]