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At the end of the month, over 300 OTTBs will converge on Kentucky to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover.

OTTBs ready to rumble in Kentucky, remade

Over 300 ex-racehorses hailing from 62 tracks will compete this month for $100,00 as they seek to prove the Thoroughbred sport horse is a winner on any field of competition. Horses who once rocketed across finish lines at Penn National, Mahoning Valley, Charles Town and Mountaineer racetracks, among many others, were retrained and will compete at polo, hunter/jumper, barrel racing and many more disciplines, says Steuart Pittman, creator and founder of the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover. “Based on what people are telling me privately, the value of an OTTB is rising,” Pittman says. “Demand is up. Prices are up. […]

A racehorse at Delaware Park is distracted from his Jolly Ball. Next weekend, the track will be hopping as fellow racehorses are sold in a Showcase to prospective buyers.

Delaware Park offers 30+ horses for sale

Delaware Park and Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) are excited to announce the first “End of Meet Showcase,” a joint event with CANTER-Delaware (CDE) and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) on Oct. 23 at Delaware Park. Approximately 30 to 40 horses will be available for purchase, and their trainers will be on hand to answer questions. Veterinarians from Equine Vetcare of Fair Hill Training Center will be available to perform pre-purchase exams to interested buyers at cost. “This is an opportunity for Off-Track-Thoroughbred (OTTB) lovers to find their dream horse,” says Lauren Gassaway, a volunteer with CANTER-Delaware. “Delaware Park, DTHA, CANTER […]

Fallon Nunes, a member of the US Army military police, combat support, sits with her 22-month-old daughter on Mercuriandarkside, her heart horse.

Dark horse grabbed her jacket & sealed the deal

A black Thoroughbred who embodied every little girl’s dream horse, reached his head over his stall door and grabbed the sleeve of a stranger. He clamped his teeth down tight, refusing to let go. And before Fallon Nunes could free her jacket sleeve from the beautiful horse’s grip, it seemed a deal was struck between her and the dark bay ex-racehorse, Mercuriandarkside. “My friend Julie Baker took me to Bay Meadows racetrack before it closed to look at horses. She knew I was really depressed because my quarter horse had died the month before. We were walking around enjoying the […]