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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Is The Painting Racehorse Hollywood Bound?

Many might recall the story of former racehorse Metro Meteor, who rather than being ridden in his second career, creates vibrant works of art with the help of his owner, Ron Krajewski. The pieces are purchased by horse-lovers and non-horse enthusiasts alike. Money brought in from the paintings – roughly $80,000 to date – has […]

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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: Securing A ‘Forever Home’

Many in the racing industry got to know Michelle Yu on both HRTV and TVG. If not there, maybe you saw her covering football on Fox or hosting the Santa Anita simulcast. Or perhaps you bumped into her on the backside working for trainers Ron Moquett or Steve Asmussen. Retired racehorse Cajun Gent got to know […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Home Again

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – From A Hat Full of Sky […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Overcoming Hurdles

Traditionally we think of a horse’s second career being the one they transition to after retiring from racing. Jimmie Echo is different. His career after racing is actually his third career, as after moderate success as a racehorse on the flat, he became a stakes winner and Champion in 2006 as a hurdle horse. He […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Dream Horse

Lit’sgoodlookngray was just that. By Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner-turned successful California sire Lit de Justice, Lit’sgoodlookngray crisscrossed the country racing up nearly a half million dollars in earnings and ten wins – including a stakes victory – from coast to coast. As his career progressed, the gelding regressed, dropping from $50,000 claiming races to $25,000 […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Making ‘Bones’ Stronger

Big City Silver is a puppy dog of a horse, and he’s always been that way. Sold as a yearling for just $3,000, then the following year for even less, he was competitive enough to bring home a few checks but only won one of his ten starts on the Pennsylvania racing circuit. Owned by […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Earning His Stripes

Twenty-two-year-old Red Sovereign is a throwback to what Thoroughbreds once were, but so few still are. He is from one of the last crops by his sire, Live Oak Stud’s Medieval Man, who was from one of the last crops from his sire, Noholme, an Australian racing champion before retiring to stud in the United […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Embracing Life and Horses

Sometimes it takes having endured what may well be your darkest hour to help you realize what truly makes you happy in life. That’s the case with Miah Lee Gwozdz. Miah tragically lost her father in a fire when she was nine years old. Just three years later, she endured the gut-wrenching loss of her […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: A Bear With a ‘Heart of Gold’

Bear Most Wanted is a Kentucky-bred-turned-Canadian runner who raced exclusively north of the border after selling for a respectable $130,000 as a yearling at Fasig-Tipton’s July Sale in 2007. While he visited the winner’s circle several times during his racing career, it was his post-racing adventures that saw him become a true winner in the hearts of […]

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