Standardbred Hits the Show Ring Between Races

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When most horses swap the racetrack for the show ring, they do it for good. Not so with Investor, a 10-year-old Standardbred trotter owned and trained by Julie Allison. Allison has taken the horse to 11 of his 26 lifetime wins on the track, and in between starts, she takes him to horse shows.

“Investor likes things his way,” Allison told Standardbred Canada. “so I found by riding him and doing a variety of events, he has become a better racehorse. It gives him something to focus on besides just racing each week.”

Investor is turning heads in show arenas, too—he earned top placings in halter, hunter under saddle, and equitation divisions at the 2012 National Standardbred Show in New Jersey, and is currently preparing for this year’s National show. He does everything from dressage to trail riding to hunter paces to ranch sorting. The son of Angus Hall has 164 career starts to date and earnings of $325,339.

He is scheduled to race on Tuesday at the Meadows, and will relax for the rest of the week with some light riding and ring work.

Read more at Standardbred Canada

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  • Maureen Tierney

    Great story! I firmly believe happy horses race better than horses with less stimulation and freedom.

  • SusanKayne

    Thanks for sharing such GOOD news. <3 Standardbreds, great and versatile breed.

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