Thoroughbred Makeover

Peyton Place
Peyton Place

Peyton Place has held a special place in the heart and mind of Beverley Strauss, the executive director of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)-accredited MidAtlantic Horse Rescue ever since she first laid eyes on him back in June 2018 at Delaware Park. While his race days didn’t last long, his connection to Strauss and MidAtlantic would span for years.

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Change of Fortune
Change of Fortune

It’s not often a Thoroughbred’s name can predict their future- but for CHANGE OF FORTUNE, that’s exactly what happened. Out of MGSW Better Lucky, the Godolphin-bred showed little interest in racing, so he made his way to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)-accredited CANTER Kentucky. There, he met his adopter who found a second career that peaks his interest: Western Dressage.

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Jardin de Giverny
Jardin de Giverny

After six starts on the track, Jardin de Giverny never broke her maiden. In 2020, the four-year-old began the next chapter of her life at TAA-accredited MidAtlantic Horse Rescue.  After rehoming thousands of former racehorses, Executive Director Bev Strauss has had plenty of experience transitioning Thoroughbreds off-the-track.  “When Jardin came in it was obvious she […]

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No Saint Sister
No Saint Sister

Bred by Don G. Trett, No Saint Sister was born in 2015. After 22 starts, the daughter of National Saint was decidedly not destined for success as a racehorse. No Saint Sister retired in 2019 with a record of 3-0-2 and earnings of $36,153. While she did not have much luck on the track, No […]

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Aftercare Summit
Aftercare Summit

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit is the joint effort of the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP), Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), and is a conference focused on education and networking among those with a professional interest in the retraining and rehoming of Thoroughbreds after racing.

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American Thunder
American Thunder

American Thunder made 29 starts before retiring with a record of 2-7-2 and $25,590 in earnings. Rhi Rasmussen was competing in the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover when the TAA-accredited Thoroughbred Athletes resident first caught her eye.

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You Betcha
You Betcha

You Betcha only made one start before an injury forced an early retirement from the racetrack. The son of Super Saver then made his way to TAA-accredited ReRun.

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How Divine
How Divine

How Divine ran three times, never breaking her maiden. The daughter of Divine Park retired to TAA-accredited Second Stride, but she didn’t have long to wait before being adopted.

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Kulik Lodge
Kulik Lodge

Shortly after his 12th start, Kulik Lodge retired to TAA-accredited New Vocations with a record of 4-2-0 and earnings just under $181,000. Since the Kentucky-bred’s adoption, the pair has worked hard to build a solid foundation in eventing.

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Frank’s Gift
Frank’s Gift

The unraced son of Temple City has made quite a name for himself by consistently placing in the ribbons in a variety of disciplines.

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