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By Susan Salk on July 23, 2014
It has been nothing but surprises since Angie Moore decided to take in a broodmare six years ago. The first revelation was discovering that Lady With a Kick was in foal to Graded Stakes winner and Breeders’ Cup participant Fantasticat, a Storm Cat son. “I had no idea the horse was even pregnant, and when I was told how impressive the father was, I started to get really excited that we had a Cinderella on our hands,” Moore says. “Everybody kept telling us we’d have a racehorse on our hands, and I was very excited to race her.” The next […]
By Susan Salk on July 22, 2014
(Press Release)—The 11th annual New Vocations Charity Horse Show on July 10 was a huge success with over 1,400 entries and raising $65,000 to support racehorse aftercare. The Indiana HBPA was the official title sponsor of the event, which drew a record attendance. Many of the exhibitors came simply to show off their former racehorses in both the Thoroughbred specialty classes as well as the open classes. Non-Thoroughbreds also competed, showing their support of New Vocations’ efforts. “It was truly great to see so many retired racehorses competing in one place,” said New Vocations Program Director Anna Ford. “We are […]
By Susan Salk on July 21, 2014
A horse who follows his young owner everywhere, even into the basement of her family home, will do anything for his mistress once she throws the saddle on and gives the signal to Go! Then the mild-mannered bay gelding named Peppersauce demonstrates the “kick” he lacked to be a competitive racehorse or timber horse. On one recent four-day weekend, Pepper Sauce and his owner Maggie Herzog began with an intense Jumper lesson on Thursday. The next day, the team entered an English show at the Baltimore 4H Fair, winning almost every class. They returned the next day in Western tack […]