Success Stories

Ponzi Scheme
Ponzi Scheme

A $3,500 purchase as a yearling at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall yearling sale, Ponzi Scheme more than made up for his modest purchase price in his eighth-season, 61-start career. But that’s not the end of his story. Ponzi Scheme was retired from racing at TAA-accredited MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, and that’s where he met Megan Klein.

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Big Deuce
Big Deuce

TAA-accredited Brook Hill Retirement Center for Horses specializes in working with older Thoroughbreds with lameness issues. Horses, like Big Deuce, get another chance of finding a new career and forever home in their later years.

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Summit County
Summit County

The moment Brianna DiRocco-Toy put her leg over Summit County and sat down on the now 8-year-old gelding’s back, she knew this was her horse.

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Mr Rosenthal
Mr Rosenthal

With her 14-year-old off-track Thoroughbred Devin retired from jumping, Anne Stone was looking for a friend for the gelding. Then she spotted Mr Rosenthal online.

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Cannot Stop
Cannot Stop

The idea started with a simple email from the Retired Racehorse Project about team competitions being offered at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover. But the seed was planted in Kelly Lasher’s mind and there was no slowing down.

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La Sheikh
La Sheikh

La Sheikh only had one win and three thirds, earning $16,656 in her 26-start racing career that took place in South Florida. But now she’s racking up show ribbons in her new career with adopter Brittney Marshall.

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Andrus
Andrus

Selling her saddle the day before, Mallory Stiver found herself on the way to Oklahoma with her sister with some extra cash to spend. That’s where she spotted Andrus, an Oklahoma-bred son of Artax who posted one win in five career starts.

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Uluckydevil
Uluckydevil

In his five career starts, all in Southern California, Uluckydevil never placed. But now he’s changing lives at TAA-accredited Square Peg Foundation.

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Great Norton
Great Norton

Like many junior riders attempting to prove their mettle, Caren was looking for a younger horse that she could make into her own.

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Corona Rosaire, Run Binky Run, Calimaco, Verset Gata, Hidden Splendor, Dancing Calling
Corona Rosaire, Run Binky Run, Calimaco, Verset Gata, Hidden Splendor, Dancing Calling

After hurricanes Maria and Irma, RVR Horse Rescue worked with Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare to help retired runners in Puerto Rico find new homes.

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