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By Susan Salk on February 20, 2014
The Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series (TASS) hosted its first awards banquet Feb. 1 in a gala event that feted talented Thoroughbred-rider teams competing throughout the year in a show series that raised $30,000 for Thoroughbred charities. Approximately 130 people attended the event, which recognized the many riders and horses who rose to the top of an eight-show series throughout Maryland and Virginia, and recognized the hard work of the many people and organizations helping to retrain and re-home Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. “Our TASS Banquet was a huge success for Thoroughbreds. We worked to intertwine the connections of thoroughbred lovers, owners, trainers, […]
By Susan Salk on February 19, 2014
AP Prime, an off-track Thoroughbred purchased for a song—$750 cash— is continuing to advance up the ranks of the sport horse world, to the delight and pride of his owner, Leah Lang-Gluscic. The pair conquered their first Advanced Three-Day Event on Valentine’s Day weekend in Florida, finishing double clear in the Cross Country. “My trainer took me aside afterwards and said, ‘I’ve seen very few horses make an Advanced course look like Training Level!’ But that’s exactly what he did,” Lang-Gluscic says. “He’s so clever and smart that … I could feel him making decisions before we got to the […]
By Susan Salk on February 18, 2014
Overgrown teeth so sharp they ulcerated the mouth of the racemare, were the last things to be made right in a life gone so wrong. Before she had her mouth probed last week by a veterinary dentist, Press Exclusive had endured pain and suffering that few horses could, and still survive. Sold to slaughter after earning close to a half million on the track and then producing nine successive foals, she had fallen in the overcrowded truck racing toward Canada and was trampled beneath the hooves of other frightened horses. Her story of survival and of her rescue at the […]