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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: A Perfect Landing ‘Spot’

It’s funny to stop and appreciate sometimes how the seemingly most random things can take us down a path that will ultimately change the course of our lives. Captain Rocket had a spot, a white one. The spot was on … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Finding His Comfort Zone

Some horses just have that “it” factor. You can’t put your finger on it. You can’t describe it. They’ve got it, though, and you and the rest of the world definitely know it. Lead Player did not have “it,” at … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: A Miracle Times Two

It was April of 2012, and a group of five horses owned by Ninety North Racing Stable were traveling from their winter base in Florida to trainer Jimmy Toner’s base at Fair Hill in Maryland. It was dark and rainy … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: From a Trot to a Canter

Usually we feature Thoroughbreds in this aptly-named “OTTB Showcase” column, but there are several other breeds of off-trackers who deserve their time in the spotlight and who thrive in their careers after racing. So, this week we are taking a … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Finding a Hidden Treasure

There’s a saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Oklahoma Hero was never anyone’s trash, but when his owner decided that his racing career needed to end and the horse needed to find a new home, Connie Otto got … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: This ‘Kid’ is All Heart

When a failed racehorse keeps escaping from his paddock by jumping a plank fence, it’s not exactly rocket science to guess what he might excel at in his off-track life. That’s how Hurry Up Kid earned his way into one … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Guardian Angel

This is a tale of two horses. Two ordinary Thoroughbreds who, through a random series of events, found a guardian angel in a woman named Judy Berube, came upon retirement through the charitable efforts of a group of racing fans, … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Safe From Danger

Unbridled Danger was well-bred and full of promise when he was a yearling. His breeders are known to often present their best yearlings to purchase on the public market, and in 2004, the steel gray dropped the hammer for $120,000 … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Who Said Anything About Retirement?

Search all you want. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a harder working, life-loving horse in Thoroughbred racing. Welfare Line was bred and sold in Ontario, Canada in the 1980s. After selling as a yearling for $5,500, he went on to a … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: A ‘Teammate in Life’

Ask any rider and they’ll usually say there is one horse that stands above all others as their favorite…their heart horse. For Lisa Bac, that horse is Burgh. “He’s my best friend and my teammate in life,” said owner Lisa … Continue reading

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