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By Susan Salk on October 26, 2016
A lumpy legged mare saved from the butcher by a crying child, and a pretty ex-racehorse who survived both the slaughter pipeline and a near-fatal illness in the same year, will be among the off-track Thoroughbreds remade into show horses, and on display next month at Equine Affaire in Springfield, Mass. On November 13, nine beautiful horses, some with rags-to-riches stories like those of Rubicon, a dark bay mare rescued at auction by young rider Emma Myruski, and Three Angels, a former racemare saved from the slaughter pipeline and nursed back to health by Laurie Tuozzoulo, will help demonstrate the enduring […]
By Susan Salk on October 25, 2016
For the third consecutive year, an ex-racehorse who ran 41 times on low-claimer tracks has won the USDF All-Breeds Championship, this year exceeding all past results by achieving the highest score at the Prix St. Georges level. Recognized by the North American Thoroughbred Society for earning the median score of 64.737 in four separate tests, OTTB Real Gentleman clinched the top honor as he continues to excel at dressage in a way he never did at the racetrack. “Out of 41 races, he won one race,” says his owner Ann Seamonds of New Hampshire. “But in his competitive second career, […]
By Susan Salk on October 24, 2016
A ratty chestnut gelding who by a stroke of luck was able to catch a ride out of the Bastrop kill pen in Louisiana, and be spared the slaughterhouse, has found a great home since his grand appearance at a Kentucky horse show last year. A Miracle’s On, a 3-year-old gelding rescued by MidAtlantic Horse Rescue last summer. Since competing in the trail ride competition, dragging logs, and winning hearts at the Kentucky Horse Park last year, he has become a show prospect for a young girl, says Bev Strauss of MidAtlantic Horse Rescue. Last year, A Miracle’s On competed in the Retired Racehorse Project’s […]