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By Susan Salk on April 30, 2014
Horseracing’s legendary Kentucky Derby weekend, so steeped with tall tales of fabled Thoroughbreds and the glory they brought, will pause for a moment during the Kentucky Oaks Friday to pay tribute to a race-trained mare, so famous in her day, so forgotten by history. Reckless, a race-trained Korean filly who earned two Purple Hearts and was officially granted the rank of staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps will have a race named and run in her honor during the 8th race of the Kentucky Oaks. And her story, which author Robin Hutton hopes will take its place among the […]
By Susan Salk on April 29, 2014
Approximately 150 people convened at the 2014 American Equine Summit in upstate New York this past weekend. It was held at the sprawling Equine Advocates sanctuary in Chatham, where 85 slaughter-bound horses, including famous race mare Press Exclusive, who nearly died en route to slaughter, have been given bucolic forever homes. Attendees, who hailed from as far away as South Dakota, Pennsylvania and New York City, converged on the farm for the two-day conference, April 26 and 27, to be updated on the ongoing efforts to improve the welfare of American equines. Victoria McCullough, international equestrian, philanthropist and owner of […]
By Susan Salk on April 28, 2014
Lisa Molloy estimates she has re-homed 700 ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds, while working for five charities over the years. And of those adoptions, perhaps only five horses each year did not work out. It’s not magic, she says. The ever-sensible horse trainer from England advises that the best approach to matching a prospective adopter with a deserving horse is practicality. In this week’s Clubhouse Q&A, Molloy, the executive director of ReRun, Inc.’s Thoroughbred adoption program offers tips and advice on navigating the ins and outs of horse adoptions. Q: How does a prospective adopter remain practical when looking to buy a beautiful […]