Cozmic One's best result on the racetrack was a fourth-place finish at Del Mar in July, but the son of four-time Eclipse Award-winner Zenyatta and Preakness/Eclipse Award winner Bernardini might fare better in his second career.
On Tuesday, Team Zenyatta and De Sousa Stables announced on Facebook that Cozmic One would be aimed at entering the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project. A Lexington, Ky. stable comprised of Sergio de Sousa, Dr. Karen Wolfsdorf, Isabela de Sousa, and Nathalie de Sousa, De Sousa Stables is a private hunter/jumper barn with the goal “to re-train off the track Thoroughbreds and give them another chance to shine in a different discipline,” according to its website.
The Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 different disciplines among recently-retired racing Thoroughbreds with less than 10 months of retraining for a second career. Disciplines offered are barrel racing, competitive trail, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunter, show jumper, and ranch work.
Horses and their trainers will compete for $100,000 in prize money and the title of America's Most Wanted Thoroughbred (determined by audience vote) at the Kentucky Horse Park on Oct. 4-7, 2018. The event includes seminars, demonstrations, sponsor fair, and a livestreamed finale featuring the top five horses in each discipline. Many of the horses competing will also be offered for sale.
Cozmic One was bred in Kentucky and raced in California by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss, owners of Zenyatta.
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