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Well Well, 20, has retired from his life ponying great horses such as Kentucky Derby winner Orb. Now he and rider/owner Lisa Novel Hackett enjoy a quieter pace.

Partly blind Derby pony retires to foxhunting life

A partly blind off-track Thoroughbred, who briefly shared the horseracing limelight with 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, has left the glitz and glamor to enjoy a semi-retired life foxhunting in Maryland. Well Well, 20, left the barn of famous race trainer Shug McGaughey, and his job ponying Orb at racetracks, to land at the Black Dog Farm in Frederick, Md. last June. Now living under the care of adoring fan and seasoned equestrian Lisa Novel Hackett, Well Well enjoys the leisurely life of a well-cared-for pet and foxhunting companion. Hackett was smitten with the wise gelding’s “workmanlike” attitude and steadiness from […]