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OTTBs made a big showing at Equine Affaire in Springfield, Mass. this past weekend. Nine Thoroughbreds and riders participated included these four. Pictured, left to right, Elisabeth Sawelsky and Quantity, Christina Sawelski on Charlie Business, Heather Perry on Regal Staff Two and Emma Myruski, 13, on Rubicon. Photo by Kay Myruski

Limelight shines on OTTBs at Equine Affaire

Their coats glistening, their tack polished, nine off-track Thoroughbreds took center stage this past weekend beneath the lights of the Equine Affaire Coliseum. During a brief appearance they demonstrated their prowess at a variety of disciplines showing no signs of, in some cases, very troubled pasts. As they trotted around the large indoor arena, moving in rhythm with their riders, a broodmare and racemare who each escaped the slaughter pipeline moved out with the grace of any other show horse attending the three-day equestrian event. “I think it was great,” says Christina Sawelsky of Sharon, Mass. She was one of […]