Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

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Mylute
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:02 pm

Far Right (Notional) is competing at the TERF Makeover Master Class at the Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium.
https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... oughbreds/
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Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:03 pm

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.
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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/
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Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:41 pm

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!
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:55 pm

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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Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:12 pm

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/
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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?)
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:51 am

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.
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Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:50 am

Data Link gelded and now under training as a jumper
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Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:01 am

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.
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Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:55 pm

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.
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:29 pm

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
weeeeeeeee
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