Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

greyhorse
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Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:16 pm

mariasmon wrote:
greyhorse wrote:Lava Man
Pointsoffthebench
Funny Cide
Awesome Gem
Well Armed
Road to Slew
Perfect Drift
Kona Gold
Didn't Points Offthebench suffer a fatal breakdown in a pre-BC work?
Sorry, I meant his full brother, graded stakes winner Bench Points.
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Starine
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Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:28 pm

BlindLucky wrote:A friend of mine owns I'mawildandcrazyguy and just started him back over jumps :D
Pictures! We demand pictures! :D
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Miss Woodford
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Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:26 pm

5-time Breeders Cup Steeplechase winner McDynamo became a foxhunter following his retirement from racing. He, like many 'chasers already went hunting in the offseason while he was actively racing so it wasn't much of a change.

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Life At Zen
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:58 pm

Mine That Bird is a ranch/trail horse now for his owner.
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Paradise Woods, Lady Eli, Songbird, Ziconic
Gormley, Royal Mo, Shaman Ghost, Constellation

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But only once. ~Joe Hirsch
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mariasmon
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:34 pm

I'm told that BC Dirt Mile winner Furthest Land is now a jumper, but I don't know of any pics or articles about him in his 2nd career.
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:27 pm

Insane Crazy wrote:
TouchOfGrey wrote:In the Saratoga Special, they have a Photo of the Day feature that highlights retired racehorses that have went on to other careers.

From today's issue:

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Oh! This is a lovely feature. Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna go peek every day.
Doing much better without Naughty New Yorker biting him :D

He looks lovely!
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mariasmon
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Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:21 pm

New story about Twilight Eclipse embarking on his 2nd career....

https://www.westpointtb.com/news-and-bl ... orse-trial
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:54 am

mariasmon wrote:New story about Twilight Eclipse embarking on his 2nd career....

https://www.westpointtb.com/news-and-bl ... orse-trial
That is awesome, he's such a cool horse.
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Sparrow Castle
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:40 pm

Dry Martini gets a mention.

Millionaire racehorse is Mr. Cool off the track
Nothing could shake Dry Martini.

Not the dogfights of horse racing, where he won $1.3 million dollars, and certainly not foxhunting and jumping, where he dashed through the wilderness of the Pennsylvania foxhunting territory with the cool-headed aplomb of James Bond.
http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2013/0 ... the-track/
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Starine
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Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:00 pm

Dry Martini was apparently euthanized in 2013 after coming down suddenly with illness. Sad, I hadn't heard that before today.
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Sparrow Castle
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Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:47 pm

Starine wrote:Dry Martini was apparently euthanized in 2013 after coming down suddenly with illness. Sad, I hadn't heard that before today.
Oh no, I hadn't heard that. Such a cool horse, very sad. That must have been devastating for his people.
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:43 pm

Starine wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:A friend of mine owns I'mawildandcrazyguy and just started him back over jumps :D
Pictures! We demand pictures! :D
He has apparently mellowed out quite a bit :lol:

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Squeaky
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:50 pm

Icabad Crane just won a Junior Open Training event at Fair Hill with Phillip Dutton's daughter Olivia.
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:55 pm

Golden Shaheen winner Kelly's Landing is a stable pony for Eddie Kenneally :)

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Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:48 pm

He's not a US thoroughbred, but here is a lovely article about Melbourne Cup winner Delta Blues (JPN) and his post-racing career at Northern Farm as a showjumper.

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... er-things/

(Forgettable is my favorite, though, and fortunately @nabecci puts up lots of pics of the Northern Farm ex-racers :mrgreen: )

ETA: there is also a link at the bottom of that story to another about 2012 Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision and his post-retirement career as well 8-)
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lurkey mclurker wrote:He's not a US thoroughbred, but here is a lovely article about Melbourne Cup winner Delta Blues (JPN) and his post-racing career at Northern Farm as a showjumper.

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... er-things/

(Forgettable is my favorite, though, and fortunately @nabecci puts up lots of pics of the Northern Farm ex-racers :mrgreen: )

ETA: there is also a link at the bottom of that story to another about 2012 Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision and his post-retirement career as well 8-)
Good article. I especially like the part about how they give them jobs after their racing careers which benefits Northern Farm as well as the horses. Kudos to the Yoshida family! Thanks for posting.
“They are here for people to see them, but mainly they are used to train the riding staff for Northern Farm,” said Yonemoto. “The young staff get trained by the horses, who are very good teachers. My father was a successful university rider when he was younger, and he still enjoys it. It was his idea that the good racehorses train people the best.”
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:46 pm

Carla Gaines Racing‏ @cgainesracing

Our former runner, Valtari, has been retired and retrained to be our new stable pony. #OTTBs
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:39 pm

What a gorgeous grey! The Arabian Force is strong in that one. 8-)
the olline rebel
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:05 pm

Nobody's mentioned Best Pal? Didn't he become a training partner/trainer's horse?
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