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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Herd Manager Sara Davenport transitioned from doing breed demonstrations and management for the Kentucky Horse Park to overseeing 900 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses.

Q&A: She helps keep 900 TRF horses happy

A herd of 156 Thoroughbreds spots Sara Davenport as she pulls up to the Oklahoma land where they roam across sprawling fields. On this particular day, the Rye grass is growing thick, and the watering ponds are nearly spilling over. And as the herd manager for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation approaches, they gather and turn like a flock of birds, sensing no need for her assistance on this day. “These horses are so funny,” says Davenport. “If the grass had been getting a little thin, they’d see our trailers and coming running toward us because they know we’d be moving them […]