Success Stories

Zenna
Zenna

Zenna only made 10 starts and only found the winner’s circle once, but the daughter of Majesticperfection is finding her calling in the show ring.

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Evening Attire
Evening Attire

A multiple graded stakes winner on the track, Evening Attire racked up earnings of more than $2.9 million in his 69 career starts. The gelded son of Black Tie Affair won nine graded stakes, including the 2002 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), and placed in 13 other graded stakes before retiring with a record of 15-16-9 at age 10. 

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Mountain Yodler
Mountain Yodler

Mountain Yodler raced 23 times in the claiming ranks in California, only reaching the winner’s circle once and earning three other placings.

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Xin Xu Lin
Xin Xu Lin

A multiple group 1 winner. Two-length winner of Argentina’s famed Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (G1). Brazil’s Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old colt. Show jumper and dressage mount.

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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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