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Months after purchasing multiple stakes placed winner Scattering Breezes, ribbons and reserve championships have come to Austin Skeens.

Joey wins big after years spent earning on track

Since Thoroughbred Scattering Breezes was purchased by Heather Skeens five months ago, the white OTTB who once bounced in and out of people’s lives as he pin-balled from one owner to the next, has spent the winter becoming a young boy’s blue-ribbon show horse. The multiple stakes placed gelding now named Joey, who earned close to a quarter million dollars on the racetrack, braved the harsh Virginia winter training as a happy hunter with his 14-year-old rider, Austin. “They were hardcore,” Skeens says of her son and their 15-year-old gelding, whom they purchased in October upon the advice of riding […]