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Blaine's Storm had 73 starts and won just north of $100,000 when he retired in 2008, after racing at Suffolk Downs, to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

An afterthought horse takes center stage

Blaine’s Storm caught a ride to his post-racing career as a tagalong. The strikingly handsome bay gelding, who’d knocked in 73 races and earned just north of $100,000, wasn’t even on the radar screen when Becky Thayer pulled up in her trailer two years ago to adopt a different horse from the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s South Carolina facility. But when she learned the mare Be Distinct had a deep attachment to Blaine’s Storm, and suffered separation anxiety when he wasn’t near, she shrugged her shoulders and said, “Okay, throw him on the trailer too. We have 100 acres and plenty […]