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New Vocations Racehorse Adoption welcomes Discreet Dancer into its program.

Gr. 2 winner, Olympian competes for charity

(Press Release)— New Vocations announced today that former Gulfstream Park Handicap G2 winner Discreet Dancer will be competing in the America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Challenge held at Pimlico Race Course on October 5th. The challenge is part of the Thoroughbred Makeover, a marketplace and symposium run by the Thoroughbred Training Project. Discreet Dancer is one of 10 Thoroughbreds chosen for the challenge, which will consist of 10 different horse-and-rider combo teams and riding disciplines. His designated discipline is jumping and his rider team consists of New Vocations and former Olympic rider, Armand Leone, who provided Discreet Dancer with a solid […]

Daytona retired Sept. 25 to Old Friends.

Grade 1 winner Daytona retires to Old Friends

(Press Release)—Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, is pleased to announce the arrival of stakes winner and Breeders’ Cup contender Daytona. A California star on the turf, Daytona was bred in Ireland by the Irish National Stud and campaigned in the U.S. by conditioner Dan Hendricks. A six-time stakes winner, he was in the best form of his career in 2007 and 2008 when he won the Grade 2 Oak Tree Derby, Grade 1 Hollywood Derby, and Grade 2 San Gabriel Handicap in late 2007, and three of his first four starts of 2008, including the Grade […]

Tracing T-bred bloodlines for ideal sport horses

Tracing T-bred bloodlines for ideal sport horses

Oh those Thoroughbred bloodlines! Long studied by breeders and racehorse owners hoping to create the perfect marriage between speed and distance, stamina and competitiveness, those same ancestral roots are also consulted by sport-horse owners searching for clues beyond a Thoroughbred’s conformation and way of going. International Eventing champion Denny Emerson reveals that his ideal Eventing Thoroughbred is a “Belmont Stakes horse from the 1950s: 16.2 hands with a long neck, big shoulder, strong forearm and gaskin, and an uphill build—all qualities that help a horse push himself into the air as a jumper,” according to Natalie Voss of the Paulick […]