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Cowboy magic: An OTTB goes western at a recent competition in Kentucky.

The phone rings: ‘Can you get me an OTTB?’

Before the last Thoroughbred had pranced out of the Kentucky Horse Park, Sue Smith’s phone started ringing, her email buzzing. On everyone’s lips was the same question: Could she get them a competitive OTTB? “I actually had to caution people to hold off’ leaping to adopt a Thoroughbred, says the longtime executive with Thoroughbred re-homing charity CANTER-PA. After nine years spent trying to convince prospective buyers to at least consider an ex-racehorse Thoroughbred, Smith says it feels pretty good to be part of a shifting tide. A change that has come with the growing success of the Retired Racehorse Project’s […]