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Agave is now a proud member of Obarowski’s entire family. Photo by Jennifer Rebecca Photography

Warmblood search ends with ideal t’bred partner

It was a happy accident that brought together Warmblood rider Karen Obarowski and a green ex-racehorse who couldn’t trot a straight line. All the fancier prospects she’d considered before she met Agave Ride had failed their veterinary exam, and in deep disappointment, she gave up on the search until her friend and trainer Suzanne Markham suggested that she take on a project horse while she searched for her dream horse. “I didn’t have anything else going on at the time, and was missing horses, so I said OK, fine,” Obarowski says. “We went to the farm where he was to […]

Lisa Molloy offers beauty tips for your T-bred

Lisa Molloy offers beauty tips for your T-bred

The Chestnuts sparkle brightly in the late-morning sun, and Grays pop from the page, their dappled coats glistening on a cloudy day. Nearly every scene captured of the fair-haired lady and the hundreds of Thoroughbreds her photos have helped sell, appear to be from Ralph Lauren or Horse and Hound. All carefully crafted with a few tricks of the trade. In this week’s Clubhouse Q&A, Lisa Molloy, a deeply seasoned Thoroughbred trainer who has worked for several re-homing organizations, and currently heads up ReRun, Inc. in Virginia, and also works with Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue, tells us her secrets for bringing out […]

Rusty (JC: Four Fs and a D) and Mrsmargie came off the track at Suffolk Downs and landed at a Vermont farm.

One-eyed Suffolk Downs T-bred lands softy in Vt

A racehorse who lost an eye in a freak accident on the track found an owner this month who was willing to look past his damaged face to the heart of a beautiful “old soul.” “I’ve taken on horses that some people might not want my whole life,” says Tara Girard, owner of Safe Haven Farm of Vermont. “And when I first saw Rusty (Jockey Club: Four Fs and a D), I thought he’s going to be fine. He immediately had his nose in my hair, and was the sweetest thing going, and I thought, this is what I do: […]