Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Kentucky Oaks race honors forgotten war horse

Kentucky Oaks race honors forgotten war horse

Horseracing’s legendary Kentucky Derby weekend, so steeped with tall tales of fabled Thoroughbreds and the glory they brought, will pause for a moment during the Kentucky Oaks Friday to pay tribute to a race-trained mare, so famous in her day, so forgotten by history. Reckless, a race-trained Korean filly who earned two Purple Hearts and was officially granted the rank of staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps will have a race named and run in her honor during the 8th race of the Kentucky Oaks. And her story, which author Robin Hutton hopes will take its place among the […]

Lisa Molloy has re-homed approximately 700 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses over the years.

How to be practical when t’bred shopping

Lisa Molloy estimates she has re-homed 700 ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds, while working for five charities over the years. And of those adoptions, perhaps only five horses each year did not work out. It’s not magic, she says. The ever-sensible horse trainer from England advises that the best approach to matching a prospective adopter with a deserving horse is practicality. In this week’s Clubhouse Q&A, Molloy, the executive director of ReRun, Inc.’s Thoroughbred adoption program offers tips and advice on navigating the ins and outs of horse adoptions. Q: How does a prospective adopter remain practical when looking to buy a beautiful […]