Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: A ‘True’ Sale Topper
True Swither may not be the most expensive horse in Del Mar’s Paddock Sale on Sunday, but he sure should generate a lot of interest. Besides being the “only pony” and the “sale topper” as Hip #1, every single dollar of his proceeds will benefit horse rescue and retirement.
Like all of the horses in the sale, True Swither meets the requirements in that he’s “race ready.” The 4-year-old son of Yes It’s True had a nine-start career on the track. But trainer Dallas Keen and his wife, Donna, a former trainer herself, have reconditioned True Swither as a stable pony. He’s also prepared for any one of the other second careers for retired Thoroughbreds, having been through mounted patrol training and learning to ride bridleless. It’s one of the many talents he possesses.
Half of the proceeds from the sale of True Swither will benefit Donna Keen’s group in Texas, Remember Me Racehorse Rescue. The other 50% will go towards CARMA, the California Retirement Management Account, an organization that looks after retired Thoroughbreds.
The Paulick Report spent some time with the Keens and True Swither to learn more about his story and the sale.
The auction begins at 6:30 PM PT Sunday, July 22 in the paddock at Del Mar.
Thanks to the generosity of Three Chimneys Farm, the sponsor of Good News Friday, a donation will be made in support of both Remember Me Racehorse Rescue and CARMA. Three Chimneys will be donating each and every week we bring you a story of people or organizations making a positive difference in our world.