OTTB Feather has a major point lead in the ongoing TAKE2 Thoroughbred shows. Ridden by owner Scotty Sherman, the pair will be hard to catch before the end of the competition season Oct. 2. Photo courtesy TAKE2

Failed racehorse has big lead in OTTB hunters

Scotty Sherman’s Feather has soared to a commanding lead in the TAKE2 Hunter Division with 4,648 points, more than double that of Cree Sauer’s Cooperstown now in second place. Feather, who raced under the name She’s From Money, was bred in Maryland and sold for $1,000 as a yearling. She was unsuccessful in four starts at the track, earning just $1,980, but has blossomed since changing careers. (Please see earlier story in Off-Track The 7-year-old mare was reserve champion hunter in the TAKE2 Thoroughbred League last year, and she will be tough to catch this season. The Thoroughbred League’s […]

Sound Prospect was named this year's Thoroughbred sport horse of the year.

Rood & Riddle names TB sport horse of the year

The winner of the 2015 Rood & Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse of the Year Award was announced at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (TOBA) Annual Awards Dinner held on Sept. 10 at Stonestreet Farm in Lexington. The winner, Sound Prospect, also known as “Sounder,” was named a divisional winner in the Rood & Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse Awards earlier this year. These awards recognize Thoroughbreds who have excelled in second careers as performance horses in dressage, eventing, hunter, and jumper competitions throughout the year. Competitors earn points toward the Rood & Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse Awards at USEF-sanctioned events during […]

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital opened a Saratoga Springs facility this month. Photo courtesy Rood & Riddle

Rood & Riddle opens Saratoga hospital

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital announced Aug. 4 that an expansion at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga is complete. The Saratoga hospital includes two surgical suites, three anesthesia induction and recovery stalls, nuclear scintigraphy, a radiology suite, a laboratory and an ambulatory garage.  The hospital also includes a four-stall temperature controlled nuclear scintigraphy building as well.  In addition to the new facilities, the original building was renovated to increase office and storage space. “We are extremely excited about the new hospital which demonstrates our commitment to the health, safety and welfare of horses in the Saratoga area […]