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My Lovely Louise covered in ribbons at last year's Fidelity Jumper Classic

Winless racehorse is Fidelity Jumper champ

Through seven starts at Suffolk Downs, My Lovely Louise had not earned a penny. But she proved to be worth her weight in gold once she entered the jumper stadiums at some of the finest New England horse shows. Most notably, My Lovely Louise bested a field of expensive imports at the 2012 Fidelity Jumper Classic, winning all three of her one-meter classes, and claiming the one-meter Championship! “When I first started riding her in these shows, most people could tell she was a Thoroughbred, and they’d ask if she was off the track,” Michelle Blunda says, noting that she […]

Sky Driver, shown learning his new job, will compete this weekend in Battle of the X's

Guitars, horses and celebs take center stage

The First Annual Celebrity Fundraiser for Remember Me Rescue kicks off April 26 with a gala ball, celebrity speakers, and an auction of exciting prizes, and concludes April 27 with a dramatic demonstration by ex-racehorses who are retrained and ready for their new home. The fundraiser begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Lone Star Park’s Alysheba Room, where guests will be invited to enjoy a buffet dinner and open bar before hearing from celebrity speakers, and bidding on items such as a guitar signed by American Texas country artist Pat Green and others, and also a saddle signed by famous […]

Lord Kenmer, another New Vocations success story

‘Dangerous’ Lord Avie son now a champ

Lord Kenmer, son of multiple-graded stakes winner Lord Avie, was already rejected once as a “dangerous horse” when Michigan dressage rider Shari Wolke took a leap of faith. Watching him buck inside the ring, taking a volunteer with New Vocations Racehorse Adoption on a wild ride, Wolke could still see beyond his contortions. She saw a kind eye and a floating gait; and along with that, imagined the full-bodied bay as an ideal dressage mount. “As I watched him with my friend and former riding instructor Colleen Coatsworth, we were convinced that his bucking was not malicious, and we were […]