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Leah Lang-Gluscic attempts to grab a selfie with her new Thoroughbred Joker's Hat as the 4-year-old insists on a snuggle!

4-star rider doubles down, buys next T’bred

Four-star Eventer Leah Lang-Gluscic, who often credits her $750 OTTB AP Prime for “making” her career, has welcomed another Thoroughbred into her sport horse barn. Last week, Lang-Gluscic announced that the siren song of Thoroughbred Joker’s Hat, plus the “best canter” she’d ever ridden, compelled her to open her checkbook to buy the un-raced 4-year-old from Annie Johnson of Iowa. “I was not in the market for another horse. In fact, I had done a major downsizing after Rolex and had sold three horses, when I got a Facebook message from Annie,” Lang-Gluscic says. “She said she had no time […]

Atom is schooled by junior rider Teresa Tolar.Photo by Jessica West

Camelot pauper is show-ring prince

A dusty Camelot castaway, plucked by chance from an auction that could have catapulted him to the slaughterhouse, is now on the cusp of a first-class hunter/jumper career. Atom, an un-raced bay Thoroughbred, has emerged from his shell under the training of Mooresville, N.C. trainer Karen Benson to take high ribbons in big classes at the Totally Thoroughbred Show at Pimlico, clearing jump after jump with the high-knee tuck of the refined show horse he was born to be. “He has an amazing natural talent,” says Benson, who helped save him from the Camelot auction in 2012. “He’s so good […]