Archie’s Echo is a 26-year-old T’bred, who years ago raced predominantly in New England, and was rescued earlier this summer by an old friend.
Sam Elliott, formerly of Suffolk Downs, and current vice president for racing at Parx, pulled out his credit card in June to save the long-ago racehorse from death in a slaughterhouse. Teaming up with Parx’s Thoroughbred retirement charity Turning for Home, he pulled the underweight, one-eyed racehorse to safety. Please see earlier article here: http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2015/06/22/one-eyed-tbred-rescued-by-parx-vp-and-friends/
Since making it out of a kill pen by the skin of his teeth, Archie’s Echo has been enjoying the TLC at A Bit of Heaven Farm in Newfield, N.J., where he is laying up before he ships to a permanent retirement home at Old Friends.
In this photo by Danielle Montgomery, Archie’s Echo enjoys a sudsy bath on a gorgeous afternoon. Danielle’s daughter Meg attends to him with loving care.