Success Stories

Gallant Plunger
Gallant Plunger

Gallant Plunger made 14 starts on the track, earning a total of $150,350. Just two months after completing his last work at Ellis Park, the Madaket Stables-owned, Steve Asmussen trainee […]

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Lou Brissie
Lou Brissie

Named after WWII war hero and MLB professional baseball player Leland Victor Brissie, meet Lou Brissie, the retired graded stakes winner. Like his namesake, Lou Brissie impacted multiple lives before eventually enjoying his retirement and TAA-accredited Old Friends in Georgetown, KY.

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Secret Deployment
Secret Deployment

Despite being the son of  Godolphin’s 2008 Eclipse Award winning stallion, Midshipman, Secret Deployment lacked interest in racing. No stranger to Thoroughbreds in need of a new career, Nelda Kettles of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation was more than happy to help when she got the call from Secret Deployment’s connections last April. Kettles knew there was a job out there for the young gelding. She gave the then three-year-old plenty of time to adjust to life off of the track and grow into himself before finding him his perfect home.

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Impressive John R
Impressive John R

Impressive John R served as an equine-assisted therapy horse for 9 years at Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited Central Kentucky Riding for Hope before going blind in both eyes. 2 years after losing his vision, John is back to work and we can’t wait to see what this resilient OTTB will accomplish next

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Midnight Murphy
Midnight Murphy

Midnight Murphy was purchased as a yearling for $6,000 at the Keeneland September Sale in 2019. Cindy Murphy bought the son of Midnight Lute as a race prospect for her […]

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Peyton Place
Peyton Place

Peyton Place has held a special place in the heart and mind of Beverley Strauss, the executive director of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)-accredited MidAtlantic Horse Rescue ever since she first laid eyes on him back in June 2018 at Delaware Park. While his race days didn’t last long, his connection to Strauss and MidAtlantic would span for years.

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Change of Fortune
Change of Fortune

It’s not often a Thoroughbred’s name can predict their future- but for CHANGE OF FORTUNE, that’s exactly what happened. Out of MGSW Better Lucky, the Godolphin-bred showed little interest in racing, so he made his way to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)-accredited CANTER Kentucky. There, he met his adopter who found a second career that peaks his interest: Western Dressage.

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Wachacha
Wachacha

Meet #TAAgrad Wachacha- a spunky grey warhorse that has seen a fair share of excitement in her 15 years of life. But one thing is certain for this mare– all roads lead home to her adopted family.

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Talon’s of Tuscany & Prince Hansen
Talon’s of Tuscany & Prince Hansen

Talon’s of Tuscany and Prince Hansen were adopted by USEF and USHJA Professional, Ali Barros, from TAA-Accredited Second Stride

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Hushin’ Russian (ON)
Hushin’ Russian (ON)

Hushin’ Russian (ON) made just three starts for trainer W. Phillip Gracey before retiring with a record of 1-1-0 and earnings just under $50,000. The gelding’s breeder/owner, William Diamant, is married to Vicki Pappas, founder of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)-Accredited organization, LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society. 

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