From Florida To Puerto Rico And Back: Immortal Wink Finds New Job In Inmate Vocational Program

by | 12.07.2017 | 5:32pm
Immortal Wink made his 142nd and final career start In summer 2016

Gulfstream Park is making history on Saturday, playing host to the 50th Clasico Internacional del Caribe for the first time. Celebrating the best of Thoroughbred racing in Latin America and the Caribbean, Gulfstream Park's Championship Meet is continuing to highlight the sport's equine athletes from all different backgrounds.

Including Immortal Wink.

Immortal Wink began his racing career in South Florida, competed in Puerto Rico, and finally made his way to the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care (TRAC) program. He is now part of the vocational program at Second Chance Farm at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, where female inmates work hands-on with retired racehorses. Immortal Wink receives top quality care while helping to teach life and vocational skills to the women in the program.

Gulfstream television host and analyst Acacia Courtney takes a look at the program and Immortal Wink.

  • Terri Z

    How wonderful. What a change this has made.

  • chica

    I am privileged to be able to go to the facility and document this amazing program through photographs. John Evans is to be commended for his dedication to this program . Both the inmates and horses are transformed , and the bond and trust they form is a pleasure to watch develop.

  • OopsyDaisy3

    Good for Immortal Wink, what a kind handsome face in the photograph at the first of the
    article. Good luck to the young lady learning all about horses. In the end life is about hope,
    hope springs eternal. And the devil be damned in all of us. Great program. We have the same
    type of training programs for the future in our state prisons. I have seen it for my own eyes and
    make a practice of stopping to watch the action up close whenever i am in the vicinity. Linda in Texas

  • I was wonderng how he was doing. it was awsom how guick the ” go fund me” to get him back in the US came together

  • Audrey Gulla

    What a wonderful Christmas present to finally hear how Immortal Wink is doing! And a video no less! :) It’s gratifying to see the TLC he’s now getting & knowing he’s also giving as well as receiving……wonderful program. Thanks for the update!

  • pepper6650

    I wish this young lady the best. Immortal Wink will always be with her. Jeez – now I’m crying again.

  • ctgreyhound

    Uplifting & inspirational, horses fulfill a need in so many ways. The inmate featured her truly believes her life is turned around. Her thoroughbred companion has played a part in that change. The life changing power of animals is seen every day. Immortal Wink has worked his magic. Who will be next to fall under his spell?

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