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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Getting The Urge To Take Action

It was the evening before Thanksgiving in 2013, and Rhiannon Toman was perusing her Facebook timeline before going to sleep. She had recently “liked” the Camelot Weekly page, where pictures and information on horses being sold at the weekly all-breeds … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: An Ice Man With A ‘Heart Of Gold’

Robert Davis didn’t always like horses. In fact, he hated them. His mom liked them though, and she made sure he got his hands dirty. “Our first horse’s name was Penny,” said Robert. “I could not stand horses, but my … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: A Bond Like No Other

Last week, we lost one of the good ones. He was a big, red curmudgeon of a horse, who in many ways was the catalyst for this weekly “OTTB Showcase” column. His was a story of extreme highs and lows. … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Overcoming Fears With ‘Willing Partner’

We’ve all heard it. If you ride horses long enough, the question isn’t if you’re going to fall off, but rather when and how hard. For Brittany Rader Hall, the answer is “several years ago” and “hard enough to break … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Hope And Promise

“I have loved horses ever since I was a little tater tot,” said 15-year-old Hope Reed. That love for horses evolved into the Reeds becoming a “horse family.” After begging and pleading for a horse, Hope’s family had “the talk” … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Securing A ‘Forever Home’

Many in the racing industry got to know Michelle Yu on both HRTV and TVG. If not there, maybe you saw her covering football on Fox or hosting the Santa Anita simulcast. Or perhaps you bumped into her on the backside … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Devoted To The ‘Max’

This week’s story is a bit of a departure from the typical “OTTB Showcase” stories. It’s less about a horse and more about spotlighting an example of the type of person the industry could use more of and should strive … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: ‘He’s Priceless To Me’

Sometimes racing just isn’t what a horse is meant to do. That seems to be the case for Bourne Intuitive. This Kentucky-bred gelding raced for his breeder and trainer 14 times at Charles Town racetrack, mostly in lower-level maiden claiming races, … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Home Again

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Good Fortune

Growing up in San Diego, Anne Lorkowski loved horses since she could remember, but living in such an urban environment meant she spent many more hours playing with her Breyer models than in the saddle taking lessons. That didn’t put … Continue reading

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