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Tissington aka Fred

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:57 pm
by DJSun
Ran across an article in the Bloodhorse from 06-25-2005 about a race horse named Tissington but his non-racing name is "Fred". he was about to race his 100th race at Emerald Downs. H was owned by Jim Keen. Supposedly, he was a much loved horse at that track and he also raced in Portland. Looks like he raced a total of 102 times. he also had a very unique running style coming from way back.

I cannot find anything about this equine athlete other then this article, ... reer-start , and and his pedigree at .

He may still be enjoying a retirement or may have gone onto more heavenly greener pastures. I would really like some more info on this gray gentleman. Anyone know about this horse and his fate? Videos anywhere?

Re: Tissington aka Fred

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:07 pm
by Curtis
I'd suggest you go to the Emerald Downs Fan Forum but it seems to be gone for good. I bet if you contacted Joe Withee who does the majority of the media stuff at Emerald he might know or could find out. They have been featuring a different OTTB every week during the Emerald meet this year, online and in the program, so he's done a lot of checking up on similar types. They even had a showcase day a few weeks ago trying to get some placed before the meet ends. I'd ask around for you but I made my last trip of the meeting on Saturday and will be out of town this weekend.

Re: Tissington aka Fred

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:17 pm
by Curtis
More about OTTB's at Emerald Downs. If you go to the EMD site, go to New To Racing and scroll down to Thoroughbreds: After The Finish Line, you can read about the OTTB's featured during this year's meet.