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

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:29 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
There are more photos of Valtari on Carla's Twitter:
https://twitter.com/cgainesracing/statu ... ort.com%2F

And he looks stunning in every shot. His rider will be the envy of the other pony riders.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:11 pm
by Squeaky
Anyone know what happened to top event rider Boyd Martin at Plantation Fields today? He had a fall and all of his horses were withdrawn. Praying he is ok! No news on Eventing Nation or Twitter or Facebook.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:43 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Squeaky wrote:Anyone know what happened to top event rider Boyd Martin at Plantation Fields today? He had a fall and all of his horses were withdrawn. Praying he is ok! No news on Eventing Nation or Twitter or Facebook.
This was on his Facebook?

https://www.facebook.com/BoydMartinEven ... 3334477628
Thank you to everyone's concern for Boyd. He did take a good knock on the right leg and his head, but he is going to be fine. Thankfully NOTHING broken and he's in good spirits. We're just going to force him to rest tonight!! He'll bounce back quickly.......
Glad he will be okay.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:26 pm
by stark
Just enjoying another day of work at Santa Anita.
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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:03 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Is that pony someone notable? Sorry that I don't recognize him, although he is handsome. :P ;)

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

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:44 pm
by ThreeMustangs
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is that pony someone notable? Sorry that I don't recognize him, although he is handsome. :P ;)
The name on the saddlecloth is a good clue. :lol:

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

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:52 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Sorry, on my monitor I couldn't read the name at first. Had to look closely to find Lava Man. :D

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

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:24 am
by serenassong
stark wrote:Just enjoying another day of work at Santa Anita.
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The Coach hard at work. He LOVES Mrs. Fields cookies, and "asks" for them occasionaly on FB. There is a video on Youtube of him helping himself to the feed bin, and he taught another horse to do it as well- cant remember who that was.

Found it-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GESVqzDQEuM

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

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:11 pm
by Still on the Farm
Moonlight Song, who is being retrained by Buttonwood Farm exercise rider Veronica Wolfe. Up in this video is 9yo Izzy Carpenter, daughter of Buttonwood Manager Jenny Carpenter.

https://www.facebook.com/veronica.wolfe ... 648421231/

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:58 pm
by Starine
Career in 3-Day Eventing for The Pamplemousse
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... mplemousse

According to his new owner he already has offspring competing at the two- and three-star level. She plans to compete him and market him as a stallion.

His Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/The-Pamplemous ... 523754169/

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:37 pm
by Catalina
ThreeMustangs wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is that pony someone notable? Sorry that I don't recognize him, although he is handsome. :P ;)
The name on the saddlecloth is a good clue. :lol:
LOL! So is the rider.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:18 pm
by Kurenai
Starine wrote:Career in 3-Day Eventing for The Pamplemousse
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... mplemousse

According to his new owner he already has offspring competing at the two- and three-star level. She plans to compete him and market him as a stallion.
I really liked him as a 3 yo and found it such a shame when he got injured. He had so much talent. So nice to read an update about him and that he is in good hands!

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

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:59 am
by BestPal93
the olline rebel wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:05 pm
Nobody's mentioned Best Pal? Didn't he become a training partner/trainer's horse?
Yes, at Golden Eagle Farm.

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

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:17 am
by Mylute
Overdriven was pensioned from stud duty by Repole and was adopted through New Vocations. So was American Lion, a MG3W who ran in the Kentucky Derby.

Interpol is now a stable pony for Doug O'Neil.

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

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:21 pm
by CoronadosQuest
Far Right (ran 2nd in American Pharoah's Arkansas Derby) was recently up for adoption on Second Stride.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:25 pm
by Mylute
Cue Card to Make Debut at National Championships For Retrained Racehorses
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... ses/395905

~ Cue Card (King's Theatre) was a MG1W chaser.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:57 pm
by Mylute
Derby Competitor And Rider Who Overcame Heart Issues Pair Up In Quest For Championship
Rider Maddy Cracknell had two open-heart surgeries before she was 10 years old; now 15, she most likely will have another open-heart surgery this year to correct ongoing issues with her heart.

But heart problems aren't at the forefront of Maddy's mind this summer: Competing in the Beginner Novice division at the American Eventing Championships is. Maddy will ride her off-track Thoroughbred Commanding Curve during the event, which is held at the Kentucky Horse Park August 27 through September 1.
https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... hip-title/

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

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:13 am
by MySaladDays
This is a great topic!

Didn't read it all the way thru yet, but my contribution would be Mr. Hot Stuff.

Gawd, he was one gorgeous hunk o' horse when he ran in the KY Derby and was my longshot. Turns out he's not a flat racer

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

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:24 pm
by Mylute
Cirrus Des Aigles and Solow Star as Charity Showcases Retraining of Racehorses
https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... ses/396809

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

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:06 pm
by Starine
Mylute wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:24 pm
Cirrus Des Aigles and Solow Star as Charity Showcases Retraining of Racehorses
https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... ses/396809
Thanks for sharing -- nice to see some old favorites doing well.