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Valerie Ashker and OTTB Primitivo are midway through a 3,500-mile  endurance ride with OTTB Solar Express and Ashker's boyfriend Peter Friedman.

OTTBs now halfway across US on endurance ride

California equestrian Valerie Ashker recently reached the midway point of her 3,500-mile, cross-country ride, raising awareness for those invincible, courageous off-track Thoroughbreds. Riding her OTTB Primitivo, and accompanied by her boyfriend Peter Friedman who is riding OTTB Solar Express, she stopped to snap a picture of a giant road sign, which proclaimed New York and San Francisco to be equidistant at 1,561 miles. “We’ve passed the hardest, most crushing part of this ride,” says Ashker, 60. “I think when I started this journey five months ago, people didn’t think I could do it. Now that we’re almost to Missouri, people […]