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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: A Lasting Bond

“I met Sir Chat in the fall of 1990 when I was a ‘determined to make it on my own in the horse industry’ 19-year-old and he was a ‘you can’t make me’ 3-year-old racehorse,” explained Julie Vassar. “Initially, I … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Off To School

More times than not, the horses covered in the “OTTB Showcase” have transitioned successfully into their second careers (or third or fourth careers) and are thriving in their off-track lives. This week, however, we are celebrating a recent retiree who … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: No Stopping ‘Momentum’

Caluquest may not have been all that on the racetrack, finishing dead last by daylight in his two lifetime starts at Turf Paradise, but he’s all that and a bag of chips, as the saying goes, on the A and … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Barrel Fever

Fourteen-year-old Kaelee Brown is a cowgirl through and through. She is also a trend-setter. Kaelee runs barrels on her mare, Kola, for her high school rodeo team in Texas. Before gunning it out of the alley toward their first barrel, Kaelee … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Right Place, Right Time

It was December of 2014. Miss Nubbin Slew, a dark bay filly approaching her fifth birthday, was standing in an auction pen awaiting her turn through the ring. She had run only two weeks prior, finishing eighth in a $5,000 … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Happy Accidents

Often a single experience can prompt a shift in one’s outlook on a subject. For 18-year-old Jordan Thompson, it was her first ride on a horse named Blaster that changed her entire perspective on off-track Thoroughbreds. Blaster raced as Show … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Making A Career Of Second Careers

Alabama native Kaitlin Farmer came to the University of Kentucky with a goal – learn about the Thoroughbred industry from the bottom up and pursue a career involving Thoroughbred aftercare. Part of her inspiration is thanks to summer jobs at Keith … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Seems Like A ‘Shore’ Thing

Jackie Johnson loves Thoroughbreds. She loves to ride them, watch them race, work with them in their formative years, and learn about their breeding. As a professional eventing trainer with a penchant for off-trackers and as an employee of Werk … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Superman To The Rescue

Sometimes you can’t judge a book by its cover, or a horse by his attitude for that matter. Bred, raised and raced in Oklahoma, Musical Maddy was one tough customer. He was tough as a racehorse, not letting anyone or … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Finding Inner Peace On Horseback

Being a teenager is one of the toughest things a person will do, especially in this day and age. Social media apps and sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and more have made bullying, thoughts of not fitting in, and … Continue reading

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