OTTB

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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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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True Simon
True Simon

True Simon only ran four times. A life on the racetrack wasn’t meant for him, as he never broke his maiden, but he retired to TAA-accredited Secretariat Center to start anew.

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Good To Go
Good To Go

Good To Go never made it to the starting gate in the afternoon and at the age of 3 was retired to Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation.

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Shanes Gold
Shanes Gold

Shanes Gold retired from racing after 52 starts with a record of 9-9-5 and earnings of nearly $143,000. The warhorse made his way to TAA-accredited Remember Me Rescue where he made an instant connection with adopter Alexandra Lucas.

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Silver Bouquet
Silver Bouquet

Silver Bouquet made 27 starts before retiring to TAA-accredited New Beginnings with a record of 6-5-3 and earnings of just over $81,000.

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Sawdust
Sawdust

After 43 starts, Sawdust retired to TAA-accredited MidAtlantic Horse Rescue with a record of 6-7-8 and earnings of nearly $95,000. Upon being shown to Al Gillen’s daughters, Sawdust instantly stole the show.

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Our Serengeti
Our Serengeti

Our Serengeti ran 11 times, never breaking his maiden. The Oklahoma-bred retired to TAA-accredited Horse & Hound Rescue Foundation with $18,504 in earnings.

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Indygo Joe
Indygo Joe

Indygo Joe only made one start before retiring to TAA-accredited Friends of Ferdinand. Although the son of Indygo Shiner wasn’t meant for the fast lane, he has since found his place.

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