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Jimmy Diesel is a 17-hand OTTB who was pulled out of retirement at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to work the police beat in northeast California.

OTTB ‘makes their day’ on Calif. police beat

There’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Jimmy Diesel. Standing taller than most, he has the cool, calm countenance of Clint Eastwood while facing down bad guys. Blasé in proximity to gunfire, flares, and crowd noise, this big guy might well be expected to utter the famous Eastwood line, “Make my day,” if only he could. But Jimmy Diesel’s no two-legged macho man. He’s a 17-hand, off-track Thoroughbred who came out of a long retirement at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s (TRF) Kansas farm, trained for a new career as a police horse with Julie Baker of Healing […]