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By Susan Salk on October 8, 2013
Twenty-six trainers from 15 states and Canada converged on Pimlico racetrack last weekend to demonstrate the versatility of ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds trained for new disciplines. Former racehorses cut cattle, worked with hounds, barrel raced and show jumped on the dirt course near the track’s finish line in a powerful demonstration that helped prove Thoroughbreds are more than deserving of new careers. Steuart Pittman, founder of the Retired Racehorse Training Project, which organized and hosted the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium at Pimlico, declared the event an unqualified success. It drew 750 people over two days. “There were lots of highlights of […]