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Rachel Jackson drives her team of bay Thoroughbreds at the Retired Racehorse Project's big show at Pimlico this month. Photos by Megan Stapley

The big show at Pimlico is big news, all abuzz

Four bay Thoroughbreds, nostrils flared and eyes alert, paraded like Roman warhorses onto the Pimlico racetrack Oct. 5 to demonstrate that off-track Thoroughbreds can do just about anything, even carry a single rider, straddling them, into a big show. Prancing with barely contained excitement, the team moved fluidly across the dirt track, performing figure eights at the walk and trot while their trainer Rachel Jackson stood on top the back two, the forward horses led the way. As she and her Roman riding team demonstrated alongside other re-trained Thoroughbreds who performed a bevy of disciplines, including barrel racing, polo, cattle […]