Otto Thorwarth

Secretariat 50th Birthday Celebration On March 28 At The Meadow Event Park

On March 30, 1970, a legend was born.  A fiery red colt named Secretariat took his first breath in a foaling shed at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable in Caroline County, VA. In 1973, he left the world breathless with his spectacular and incomparable Triple Crown. Those three track records remain unbroken, and his bloodlines still […]

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Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Thorwarth Has Traveled The Track And The Red Carpet; Now He Serves A Higher Power

In 2005, jockey Otto Thorwarth had become disenchanted with race riding, particularly the battle against his weight. He returned to his hometown of Hot Springs, Ark., but struggled to close out his jockey career because he believed he eventually would pair with a champion mount. Then, he says he received a directive from above. “I […]

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Indiana HBPA’s Grand Experience Set For Saturday At Indiana Grand

Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) will host its final “Grand Experience” of 2019 on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Indiana Grand. The event will take place trackside in front of the grandstand in the Always Turned On tent beginning at 9 a.m. with a complimentary continental breakfast. Each program features a different look into […]

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Thorwarth A Hit Attraction For Younger Generation At ‘Secretariat’ Showing

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino was the sponsor of “Movie in the Park” Friday, June 24 at Morrison Park in Shelbyville. The featured movie was “Secretariat,” the Disney movie on the career of the famous racehorse from the 1970s. Local retired jockey Otto Thorwarth, who played Ron Turcotte in the movie, made a guest appearance […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Six: A Late Scratch

An arduous walking trip from Lexington to Louisville has its unforeseen pitfalls and the Paulick Report experienced its first major setback last night. Blame it on conditioning, bad conformation, or trying to read his BlackBerry while walking down a narrow two-lane highway, but Brad Cummings twisted his ankle and well, watch the video below to […]

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Good News Friday sponsored by Liberation Farm: Secretariat Is a Success

Riva Ridge was omitted from the movie. Lucien Laurin was not nearly as eccentric as he was written. Pancho Martin was not nearly as over-the-top. Ogden Phipps never made a hard offer for Secretariat after his 2-year-old season. When and where the jockeys were wearing silks was not consistent with reality. The script leads the […]

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Hall of Famer Gary Stevens and Triple Crown-winning jockey Jean Cruguet for Otto Thorwarth and Zoe Cadman in Friday’s special race matching young jockeys vs. old-timers at Arlington Park? This is the worst trade Chicago’s made since the Cubs gave up future Hall of Famer Lou Brock to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for […]

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