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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:16 pm
by greyhorse
mariasmon wrote:
greyhorse wrote:Lava Man
Pointsoffthebench
Funny Cide
Awesome Gem
Well Armed
Road to Slew
Perfect Drift
Kona Gold
Didn't Points Offthebench suffer a fatal breakdown in a pre-BC work?
Sorry, I meant his full brother, graded stakes winner Bench Points.

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:28 pm
by Starine
BlindLucky wrote:A friend of mine owns I'mawildandcrazyguy and just started him back over jumps :D
Pictures! We demand pictures! :D

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:26 pm
by Miss Woodford
5-time Breeders Cup Steeplechase winner McDynamo became a foxhunter following his retirement from racing. He, like many 'chasers already went hunting in the offseason while he was actively racing so it wasn't much of a change.

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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:58 pm
by Life At Zen
Mine That Bird is a ranch/trail horse now for his owner.

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:34 pm
by mariasmon
I'm told that BC Dirt Mile winner Furthest Land is now a jumper, but I don't know of any pics or articles about him in his 2nd career.

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:34 pm
by greyhorse

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:27 pm
by serenassong
Insane Crazy wrote:
TouchOfGrey wrote:In the Saratoga Special, they have a Photo of the Day feature that highlights retired racehorses that have went on to other careers.

From today's issue:

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Oh! This is a lovely feature. Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna go peek every day.
Doing much better without Naughty New Yorker biting him :D

He looks lovely!

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:21 pm
by mariasmon
New story about Twilight Eclipse embarking on his 2nd career....

https://www.westpointtb.com/news-and-bl ... orse-trial

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:54 am
by firehorse
mariasmon wrote:New story about Twilight Eclipse embarking on his 2nd career....

https://www.westpointtb.com/news-and-bl ... orse-trial
That is awesome, he's such a cool horse.

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:40 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Dry Martini gets a mention.

Millionaire racehorse is Mr. Cool off the track
Nothing could shake Dry Martini.

Not the dogfights of horse racing, where he won $1.3 million dollars, and certainly not foxhunting and jumping, where he dashed through the wilderness of the Pennsylvania foxhunting territory with the cool-headed aplomb of James Bond.
http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2013/0 ... the-track/

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:00 pm
by Starine
Dry Martini was apparently euthanized in 2013 after coming down suddenly with illness. Sad, I hadn't heard that before today.

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:47 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Starine wrote:Dry Martini was apparently euthanized in 2013 after coming down suddenly with illness. Sad, I hadn't heard that before today.
Oh no, I hadn't heard that. Such a cool horse, very sad. That must have been devastating for his people.

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:43 pm
by BlindLucky
Starine wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:A friend of mine owns I'mawildandcrazyguy and just started him back over jumps :D
Pictures! We demand pictures! :D
He has apparently mellowed out quite a bit :lol:

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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:50 pm
by Squeaky
Icabad Crane just won a Junior Open Training event at Fair Hill with Phillip Dutton's daughter Olivia.

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:55 pm
by BlindLucky
Golden Shaheen winner Kelly's Landing is a stable pony for Eddie Kenneally :)

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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:48 pm
by lurkey mclurker
He's not a US thoroughbred, but here is a lovely article about Melbourne Cup winner Delta Blues (JPN) and his post-racing career at Northern Farm as a showjumper.

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... er-things/

(Forgettable is my favorite, though, and fortunately @nabecci puts up lots of pics of the Northern Farm ex-racers :mrgreen: )

ETA: there is also a link at the bottom of that story to another about 2012 Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision and his post-retirement career as well 8-)

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:08 am
by Sparrow Castle
lurkey mclurker wrote:He's not a US thoroughbred, but here is a lovely article about Melbourne Cup winner Delta Blues (JPN) and his post-racing career at Northern Farm as a showjumper.

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... er-things/

(Forgettable is my favorite, though, and fortunately @nabecci puts up lots of pics of the Northern Farm ex-racers :mrgreen: )

ETA: there is also a link at the bottom of that story to another about 2012 Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision and his post-retirement career as well 8-)
Good article. I especially like the part about how they give them jobs after their racing careers which benefits Northern Farm as well as the horses. Kudos to the Yoshida family! Thanks for posting.
“They are here for people to see them, but mainly they are used to train the riding staff for Northern Farm,” said Yonemoto. “The young staff get trained by the horses, who are very good teachers. My father was a successful university rider when he was younger, and he still enjoys it. It was his idea that the good racehorses train people the best.”

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:46 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Carla Gaines Racing‏ @cgainesracing

Our former runner, Valtari, has been retired and retrained to be our new stable pony. #OTTBs
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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:39 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
What a gorgeous grey! The Arabian Force is strong in that one. 8-)

Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:05 pm
by the olline rebel
Nobody's mentioned Best Pal? Didn't he become a training partner/trainer's horse?