April 2021 Placement Program Graduates

Can you believe how fast this year is going by? Time flies faster than a racehorse these days. In April, we found some incredible Thoroughbreds some perfect new homes thanks to our network of aftercare charities.

See who very recently graduated the Placement Program below:


If you follow racing in Southern California, you already know this wicked cool chestnut. Calexman is a graded stakes-placed gelding by Midshipman and is out of Mattie Cakes, by Meadowlake. In his 22 starts, he earned more than $255,000 and found his way to the Winner's Circle four times. Most notably, he finished third in the La Jolla Handicap (Gr. 3), sixth in the Malibu Stakes (Gr. 1), and fifth in the Green Flash Handicap (Gr. 3).

Calexman spent four months in the Placement Program rehabilitating from a soft tissue strain and enjoying some downtime. He graduated to aftercare charity Farralone Farms in Chatsworth, CA where he will gently be restarted as a riding horse.

If you are interested in adding Calexman to your family, please contact Farralone Farms and submit an adoption application.


Mr. Roary is another SoCal superstar to graduate last month. During his heyday, Mr. Roary competed in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Mile, La Jolla Handicap (Gr. 3), Del Mar Derby (Gr. 2), Twilight Derby Gr. 2), Eddie Read Stakes (Gr. 1), Seabiscuit Handicap (Gr. 2), San Marcos Stakes (Gr. 2), San Francisco Mile Stakes (Gr. 3), and American Stakes (Gr. 3). He earned more than $263,000 in his 28 starts.

He joined the Placement Program in October 2020, just about six months with us, before he found his new home with aftercare charity Sandia Creek Auxiliary Foundation. There, he will start training to become a Pony Club horse and hopefully find a child of his own.

If you are interested in adopting Mr. Roary, please contact Kiersti Wylie at Sandia Creek by email at kierstisandiacreek@yahoo.com.


Hallowed Gift is a four-year-old gelding by Bodemeister and is out of a Holy Bull mare. Hallowed Gift made six starts showed physical promise but he just did not want to be a racehorse. His connections thought it was best to find him a new career in the equestrian world and asked us to help.

Hallowed Gift is the first horse we have taken for West Point Thoroughbreds, a premier nationwide racing syndicate. We're excited to officially form a working relationship with them as them - and getting a handsome and sporty horse like Hallowed Gift is a great way to kick it off.

Since he retired from racing without injury, he only needed to spend a month with us to let down. Hallowed Gift is a spirit and opinionated guy - and we found the best place for him to start his retraining with aftercare charity Sandia Creek Auxiliary Foundation. They have a special talent for quieting busy-minded horses and turning them into kid-safe mounts. It's seriously impressive! We can't wait to see what the next year has in store for Hallowed Gift.

If you are interested in adopting Hallowed Gift, please contact Kiersti Wylie at Sandia Creek by email at kierstisandiacreek@yahoo.com.

How You Can Help

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