Photo of the Week: Bath time for Archie’s Echo

Archie's Echo, 26, was rescued from the slaughter pipeline in June by Parx Racing official Sam Elliott.

Archie’s Echo, 26, was rescued from the slaughter pipeline in June by Parx Racing official Sam Elliott.

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.

10 responses to “Photo of the Week: Bath time for Archie’s Echo”

  1. Delrene from Carlsbad, Ca

    What a wonderful future this horse will have thanks to caring folks. He is a handsome, lucky boy.

  2. Stephen E. Smith

    Way to Sam you da man !!!

  3. lexi63

    THANK YOU for saving him from a horrifying death

  4. Kelsey
  5. Kelsey

    If you visit my training page on Facebook I’ve got photos of when I went to visit him before he left for Old Friends. So glad I found him that day, he’s such a sweetheart.

  6. Susie Beck Davis

    Love both the stories about this precious horse. Thanks to all for rescuing him, rehabbing him, and retirement homing him!

  7. Field View

    Thank you Sam Elliot!! So glad he’ll be at Old Friends for his remaining days.

  8. Linda R Moss

    Yet another heartwarming story, Susan! There is good in this world and there is Sam Elliott <3

  9. Susan

    Can’t wait to go meet Archie at Old Friends!!!! 🙂 (You are a good man, Sam Elliott!)

  10. Bridget

    What a beautiful horse.

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