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AP Prime has been cleared to start back working toward another run at Rolex. His owner/rider Leah Lang-Gluscic purchased him off the track for $750.

A silver lining emerges after failed Rolex bid

Five months after her big dream to ride Rolex was yanked out from under her, Leah Lang-Gluscic is slowly making a comeback, and working the magic once again to take a giant leap on her crazily talented $750 Thoroughbred. The one-time investment banker who ditched her day job in 2010 after discovering, quite by chance, the fiercely talented AP Prime on the backside of Fairmount Park, Illinois, gave up a shot at the cross-country run of her dreams, when just before the start, a medical concern arose. AP Prime Sire: A.P. Indy Dam: Czarina Kate Foal date: March 14, 2005After […]

Inside Draw has gone from pinned ears and fiery attitude to perfect riding horse.

Photo of the week: Fiery OTTB converts another

With ears pinned as if ready to fight, Inside Draw arrived at Allyson May’s tranquil barn in Maine last winter like some awful news or a despised guest. Sending everyone scampering to get out of his way, the beautiful dark bay scared everyone who approached him, recalls May, whose heart sank the instant she met the 17-hand gelding. “We didn’t like each other at first sight,” May says. “He was rather aggressive, defensive of his stall and untrusting. If I went into his stall, he’d pin his ears and pick his feet up at me. He didn’t actually try to […]

Mr. Bad Deal in his moment of join-up before becoming a therapy horse.

One-eyed T’bred helps vets with PTSD

Mr. Bad Deal turned a disfigured head to study the situation. Looking for all the word like an old vet whose battle scars had faded with the passage of time, he focused his only good eye on the woman who spoke softly to him. His right eye socket, where his other eye should have been, was a crater in a facial moonscape, gaping empty and dark. But as he heard the sound of a kind voice, his ears pricked forward, and quickly, Mr. Bad Deal showed he understood: he was among a friend, no enemy loomed. Mr. Bad Deal Sire: […]