OTTB Showcase Archive

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Trainer Tips With Chester Weber

In the world of Combined Driving, Chester Weber enjoys rock star status. As of this past weekend, he is now the 12-time U. S. National Four-In-Hand Driving Champion. Similar to eventing, combined driving consists of a team of one, two or four steeds pulling a carriage through three phases of competition – dressage, cross-country marathon, […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Most Wanted Thoroughbreds

With the Breeders’ Cup coming to Lexington for the first time in history, the city is buzzing with excitement. Parties have been planned, concerts have been booked, and Lexington’s leaders have come together to create the Breeders’ Cup Festival, a week-long celebration of all things Kentucky, including horses, bourbon, and good old Southern hospitality that […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Age Just A Number To This Guy

On a cool and breezy Saturday just before the Keeneland September Sale got underway, Thoroughbreds with their racing days behind them gathered at the Kentucky Horse Park for the inaugural New Vocations All Thoroughbred Show. A wide range of ages and experience levels were on display, competing over jumps and on the flat, as well as […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Strong, Brave And Willing

Heidi White’s daughter, Lilly, fell in love with riding from the moment she started lessons about a year and a half ago. Riding at 12 Oaks Stables in Buford, Ga., Heidi and Lilly’s trainer, Ashlyn Miller, decided it might be time to think about getting Lilly her own horse. Ashlyn’s family has been involved with […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Keeping Things Grounded

It’s not too often that you find an off-track Thoroughbred that was unraced but didn’t retire until he was five, but that’s exactly what happened to the horse Joe Desoto. Sven, as he’s known these days, was purchased for $500 by a pair of University of Kentucky students who have aspirations of competing with him […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: ‘Ego’ Driven To Succeed

Ashlie Howell knows her way around a racehorse. That goes for the horses in her stable at the racetrack and the horses she barrel races. For a horse named Ego’s Appeal, his talents brought him star status in both of her stables. Ego was a claiming competitor, typically hovering between the $5,000 and $10,000 range and […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: ‘Turning For Home’ And Beyond

With the early mornings, long days, and hard work from sun up to sun down, it is no wonder that when asked, most trainers will say they aren’t in the game for the money, but rather for the love of the horse. Michelle Fortebuono is no different. Based at Parx Casino and Racing near Philadelphia, […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: From South Korea To South Dakota?

Gate to Great in South Dakota, a program that takes in retired Thoroughbreds and retrains them as working ranch horses, often looks for horses who have racked up the starts and miles. Co-founders and co-owners Dale Simonton and Dorothy Snowden have seen a number of geldings pass through their program and go onto successful careers […]

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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 auction are posted prior to the sale in an effort to network the horses nationally to prevent […]

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