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

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:02 pm
by Mylute
Far Right (Notional) is competing at the TERF Makeover Master Class at the Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium.
https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... oughbreds/

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

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:03 pm
by Starine
Mr. Hot Stuff Set for Thoroughbred Makeover
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... d-makeover
Among approximately 450 Thoroughbreds transitioning into new competitive careers at the Thoroughbred Makeover are three notable steeplechase competitors: Mr. Hot Stuff, 2015 Eclipse Award winner Dawalan, and Diplomat, also an NSA-grade 1 race winner.

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

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:22 pm
by Mylute
Not exactly a well-known racehorse, but Kakadu, the dam of Pharoah's first foal, was pensioned from breeding due to reproductive issues and has found success in the show ring. Owner wanted to make sure she had a productive and active future.

https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... show-ring/

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

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:41 pm
by Treve
Mylute wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Not exactly a well-known racehorse, but Kakadu, the dam of Pharoah's first foal, was pensioned from breeding due to reproductive issues and has found success in the show ring. Owner wanted to make sure she had a productive and active future.

https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... show-ring/
Very nice, more stories like this please!

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

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:55 pm
by Mylute
Cherry Wine (Paddy O'Prado) is living the good life competing in the show ring and modeling. He was second in the 2016 Preakness and third in the Blue Grass.
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https://www.facebook.com/RomansRacingStablesInc/

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

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:12 pm
by Mylute
Hockey School, a half-brother to Coffee Clique, Royal Fury, and Admission Office, works as a lead pony. He was a twice winner of $100K and apparently loves little kids.
https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... lead-pony/

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

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:49 pm
by Treve
I remember Cherry Wine! For some reason I had missed the fact he was a gelding. (Or was he gelded after that?)

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

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:51 am
by Mylute
Treve wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:49 pm
I remember Cherry Wine! For some reason I had missed the fact he was a gelding. (Or was he gelded after that?)
He was a colt when he ran in the Preakness, so I'm guessing he was gelded after retirement.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:50 am
by FlyToTheStars
Data Link gelded and now under training as a jumper

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:01 am
by Mylute
FlyToTheStars wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:50 am
Data Link gelded and now under training as a jumper
That's so cool! Maybe he'll be good enough for the TB Makeover next year.

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

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:55 pm
by Mylute
The folks who retrained Kakadu, the dam of Pharoah's first foal, First Pharoah (lol), have been gifted him. He won't make it to the races.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:29 pm
by Northport
2012 winner of the G1 Prix Morny and G1 Middle Park Stakes, Reckless Abandon was retired at the end of his three year old season to Darley Ireland. He proved to be infertile and was returned to training in 2014 with Charlie Appleby without much of a splash.

He is now retrained as a polo pony!

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1852702801574200