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Horsemen help racehorses hit a Second Stride

In the gritty, dusty corrals where the hard work of retraining ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds is done, lies a groundswell of goodwill uniting professional horseman with a thriving non-profit bent on finding new jobs and good homes for horses retired from the racetrack. “What started as a trickle, grew to an immense river,” says Kim Smith, a bloodstock agent and horse trainer who, six years ago, founded Thoroughbred re-training organization Second Stride, Inc. And as the years have passed, and with the assistance of caring owners, trainers and riders the number of horses who have been successfully channeled through the Prospect, KY […]