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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 […]

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 […]