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Maggie's Charm is an OTTB adopted off the track at Laurel Park. Photo by Christopher McCauley

Photo of the Week: Charmed, I’m sure

Maggie’s Charm was retired by breeder Lorraine Reilly and her connections to a houseful of boys and a mother who desperately needed to reward her hard work with the perfect equine companion, says Barclay Lipsey McCauley. “She was a gift to myself after three boys,” she says. “I adopted her through Thoroughbred Placement Resources at the Laurel racetrack, when she was 3 ½. She had failed at about six races, so I brought her home and retrained her myself.” An amateur rider in the hunter/jumper ring, McCauley was astounded to discover how well Maggie’s Charm listens, and by her gentle […]