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By Susan Salk on July 31, 2015
A bright chestnut racehorse who was saved from the clutches of starvation in early April has entered a bleak world and filled it with hope. Nickering to women serving prison sentences at the Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, Fla., Cannwyll spends his days sheltered from the blazing Florida sun enjoying the cool breeze of a barn fan, and the affection of inmates who to a one, say their lives are made better by the presence of the 4-year-old gelding who was rescued by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. “You can’t help but smile when you’re in his presence,” says Taylor Bond, an […]
By Press Release on July 29, 2015
TRF hosts Hay, Oats fundraiser SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 28, 2015 – The Third Annual “Hay, Oats & Spaghetti” dinner to support the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) hosted by Giuseppe and Lauren Grisio at Bravo! on Monday July 27 raised more than $11,000 for the world’s oldest and largest Thoroughbred aftercare organization. “In three short years, this event has skyrocketed and shows exactly what is best about Saratoga,” said TRF Board member and Thoroughbred breeder Suzie O’Cain. “You have old friends reuniting, you have a generous community businessman who happens to own one of the best restaurants around, and it all […]
By Susan Salk on July 29, 2015
A dusty Camelot castaway, plucked by chance from an auction that could have catapulted him to the slaughterhouse, is now on the cusp of a first-class hunter/jumper career. Atom, an un-raced bay Thoroughbred, has emerged from his shell under the training of Mooresville, N.C. trainer Karen Benson to take high ribbons in big classes at the Totally Thoroughbred Show at Pimlico, clearing jump after jump with the high-knee tuck of the refined show horse he was born to be. “He has an amazing natural talent,” says Benson, who helped save him from the Camelot auction in 2012. “He’s so good […]