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Ensuring a Legacy
Ensuring a Legacy

Few in racing can say they have accomplished more for retired racehorses than the late John Hettinger. After nearly two decades working abroad–first in corporate sales and marketing, then in real estate development where he ultimately made his fortune–Hettinger and his wife, Betty, returned in 1973 to take over Akindale Farm for John’s father. Located […]

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Ensuring Horses Stay Retired from Racing
Ensuring Horses Stay Retired from Racing

If you own a Thoroughbred in training, you most likely have heard of the many aftercare options available to you and your racing community. With 82 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)-accredited organizations across North America and many supporting triage programs at major racetracks, the transfer of a retiring Thoroughbred can be seamless. One concern in this […]

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Joe Pike
Joe Pike

By: Eric Mitchell/BloodHorse Florida breeder Joanna Reisler had been thrilled to watch Joe Pike , a son of Benny the Bull who she bred and raised, blossom from a $7,500 sale yearling to a stakes winner in Puerto Rico. Purchased and raced initially by high-profile Puerto Rican trainer Ramon Morales, Joe Pike won four of […]

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Sasha’s Image
Sasha’s Image

This Oklahoma-bred filly survived a deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Five months after the devastating storm, the filly made her first start at Remington Park earning just under $3,000 in 8 starts.

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