Breeders’ Cup or Bust: Thoroughbreds Who Change Lives

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Axel Schultz aboard Red Power at the Square Peg Ranch in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Axel Schultz aboard Red Power at the Square Peg Ranch in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

We normally witness the power of the Thoroughbred charging down the stretch, but today we meet a group of ex-racehorses who reveal a much greater power. They’re affecting the lives of entire families.

Our Breeders’ Cup or Bust tour took us to Half Moon Bay, Calif., home to the Square Peg Foundation, a place that welcomes children who struggle in life as well as the off-track Thoroughbreds who, it turns out, need them.

As Scott Jagow reports, to see what happens when these kids – most of them on the autism spectrum – connect with ex-racehorses who are trying to discover their own potential is both remarkable and deeply moving.

Square Peg is one of several organizations supported by Breeders’ Cup Charities through CARMA.  If you can, please donate to the cause.

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  • Laura

    Such an inspiring read this was, and so glad that there are those to give these great athletes a second chance at a life!! Thanks Square Peg, and Ray Paulick for publishing the story!!

  • Sharon

    Scott, Excellent article and video. Your inspiring words express the bond between these children, the adults that surround them, and the horses that need them! Davis Finch’s voice
    and Axel’s joy bring forth what a fantastic foundation Square Peg is! What a gift for all involved.
    Keep up the exceptional work for the Paulick Report the Breeder’s Cup or Bust! Good Luck!

  • Suzanne

    Satisfying to watch. Good job.

  • DinkyDiva

    How awesome is this?! Thank you Square Peg., for all you’re doing!

  • Bill Casner

    “There is something good about the outside of horse for the inside of a “Child”"
    Winston Churchill

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