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By Susan Salk on July 28, 2015
Laurie Tuozzolo adopted Rahy’s son, Kim’s Rahy off the track from Suffolk Downs in 2000 at 65 starts. And shortly after, she has been hopping bareback on her 21-year-old gelding and riding him to the Oak Swamp in Rhode Island to take a swim. (Please see earlier story on the pair:http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2011/09/22/swimming-with-a-thoroughbred-recaptures-joy/). The hot summers spent enjoying the feel of cool water slushing past their legs took Tuozzolo back to her childhood, and help push the pressures of life aside. For her special horse, she wrote this poem: “When I See My Horse “The long hard day becomes easy, The pressure […]
By Susan Salk on July 27, 2015
Nine young racehorses who were reportedly “meant to disappear” in an anonymous haul of discarded Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses were saved from death in a Mexican slaughterhouse last week by a covert rescue effort that crisscrossed the U.S. and Canada. Racing against the clock while handling delicate negotiations with kill-buyers who insisted there would be no deal if horse Jockey Club names were released to the public, rescuers managed to quietly raise $10,000 in two days to save seven young Thoroughbreds and two Quarter Horses whose identities may never be made public. According to Mindy Lovell of Transitions Thoroughbreds in […]
By Susan Salk on July 24, 2015
After a life caught up in a “revolving door” of drugs and trouble, a 41-year-old Virginia inmate who found his calling working with retired racehorses at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, will exit prison this coming September and go straight to work at a well-known racehorse facility. Jason Holland, a model inmate at the James River Work Center who is lauded as a talented individual who possesses a natural gift for handling difficult horses, will step out of prison and onto the green grass of Horseshoe Hill Farm in Virginia. And just like that, a man who had previously worried about […]