Success Stories

Filly Named Billy
Filly Named Billy

Initially looking for an experienced Quarter Horse, adopter Kelly Meng fell in love with a chestnut Thoroughbred mare at Friends of Ferdinand. Now, this “Penny” is beginning to shine.

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Penman
Penman

Penman made only four starts before deciding that life on the racetrack wasn’t for him. He’s now at TAA-accredited Square Peg.

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Impressive Edge
Impressive Edge

Impressive Edge retired to TAA-accredited LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society after three seasons on the track. From 11 starts, the multiple graded stakes-placed son of Harlan’s Holiday had a record of 2-0-3 and earnings of $160,746.

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Pollard’s Vision
Pollard’s Vision

TAA-accredited Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY., welcomed new retiree Pollard’s Vision mid-March 2020. The multiple graded stakes winner, who is now 19, arrived from Mighty Acres in Pryor, OK, where he has stood since 2015. Blind in his right eye since birth, Pollard’s Vision was named after Seabiscuit jockey Red Pollard. […]

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Little Mo
Little Mo

In his last race, Little Mo was elevated to third after a disqualification in the 2016 edition of the Kitten’s Joy Stakes (now a grade 3 on turf). But a sesamoid fracture was discovered when he came up lame after breezing, so owner Carlo Vaccarezza decided to retire him, and Little Mo headed to TAA-accredited […]

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Tizrobertcharles
Tizrobertcharles

The son of Bwana Charlie was bred and initially raced by Howie Tesher–and was named after Tesher’s brother–before being claimed and retired two starts later in 2013. The tall bay went to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited Florida TRAC, where his demeanor made an impression on the team. When an application came in from a local mounted […]

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Kevin’sgotaprize
Kevin’sgotaprize

Kevin’sgotaprize ran six times at Charles Town, never breaking his maiden. The gelding was taken in by TAA-accredited MidAtlantic Horse Rescue. Now, Kevin’sgotaprize, or “Dietz” is in his second season of fox hunting with adopter Sally Shirley.

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Jackhammer
Jackhammer

Jackhammer ran three times for trainer Art Sherman in California before retiring to TAA-accredited After the Homestretch. The son of Stormy Jack has since found his place with ATH volunteer and adopter Kirsten Ghaster who, in the face of loss, chose to gain a new friendship.

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Spring to the Sky
Spring to the Sky

The gelding raced until the age of 10, and following his 55th career start this past summer, he was retired. And now the multiple stakes-winning Spring to the Sky is a resident of TAA-accredited ReRun.

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Nileist
Nileist

Nileist retired from the track after 13 starts with a record of 2-5-2 and earnings of approximately $34,000. “After his win at Golden Gate Fields on September 29, he came back with some feet and ankle issues,” co-owner MyRacehorse.com said in a statement. “It was then that we decided it was time for him to […]

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