July and August Placement Program Graduates
Although our big fundraiser took center stage in July and we didn't have time for the monthly blog, we kept the Placement Program going strong. So, we decided to combined the July and August post - giving the combined 13 graduates a proper send off. All of them are starting their second careers with Thoroughbred aftercare charities and many are or will be available for adoption.
He is a six-year-old gelding by Tale of the Cat out of Far Out Freebie. During his racing career, he made 21 starts and won three times - earning $152,060. Mr. Opportunist joined us in late December 2018 and we immediately were taken by his kind eye and striking appearance. He loves to play and is a nice riding prospect.
Mr. Opportunist was placed with to aftercare charity Redwings Horse Sanctuary where he will be available for adoption.
After three very slow starts, Sweetest Caroline's trainer decided it would be for the best if she hung up her racing shoes and tried another career as a riding horse. Caroline is a three-year-old filly by Dialed In and out of Crypto's Wild. She's super sweet, as her name suggests, and has a bright future. We think she'd be a fantastic hunter prospect.
Caroline was placed with aftercare charity Redwings Horse Sanctuary and will be available for adoption.
When Russell joined the program January, he was in the middle of an awkward growth spurt. In seven months, he transformed from a bit of an ugly duckling to a gorgeous 17 hand chestnut swan. Four-year-old Russell retired from racing after just two slow starts; he earned just $570.
He found a home with aftercare charity Hope for Horses.
Run Faster Forest
The owner and breeders of Run Faster Forest reached out wanting the best for her boy who despite his name, was just not quick enough to be a race horse. He retired after just one start and $300 in earnings.
Three-year-old Forest is by Stay Thirsty and is out of Skinny Genes - making him a half sibling to CARMA grad Fortunate Cookie. He is available for adoption through aftercare charity Hope for Horses.
When we met Bold Papa in October 2018, he stretched his neck out of his wooden box stall as far as he could asking us to pet him. He let us cradle his handsome face in our arms - needless to say we were immediately taken with him.
Bold Papa is a seven-year-old gelding by Papa Clem and out of Bold Roberta who retired from racing after 18 starts and $135,500 in earnings. Standing at approximately 17 hands and with a super athletic build, its no surprise he caught the eye of aftercare charity Hope for Horses as a nice sporting prospect.
Gamora is the equine embodiment of a little black dress. This beautiful petite filly was simply too slow for the races and thus she retired from racing before getting to the starting gate. She is a two-year-old by Govenor Charlie and is out of Bitter Tears.
She too was scooped up quickly by Hope for Horses as a sport prospect. She is currently available for adoption.
Trappe the Moment
Trappe the Moment is a five-year-old gelding by Trappe Shot and is out of Lady Siphonica. He made four starts during his racing career - earning $3,430. His connections got the ball rolling by setting him up with aftercare charity Win Place Home.
Bear Down Cats
Bear is the perfect example of a Thoroughbred. He is all heart, super willing, smart and competitive. He is a five-year-old gelding by Bushwacker and out of Miss River Storm. Bear made seven starts and earned $16,201.
He made his final start in May and has already started training for his second career with aftercare charity CANTER-CA. If you're interested in Bear as your next sport horse, contact CANTER.
Exclusive Code joined us in March 2019 and spent several months grazing in big grassy pasture in Northern California before starting his second career with aftercare charity Hope for Horses as an eventing prospecting.
He is a handsome five-year-old gelding by Desert Code and out of Tribal Charm. As a runner, he made seven starts and earned nearly $7,000.
This is one special filly. Lucky Lula is kind, eager and is going to be a star in her second career as a riding horse. She is a four-year-old by Lucky Pulpit and out of Mama Lula. On the track, she made 15 starts and earned $36,146.
Like several others in this post, she is available for adoption through aftercare charity Hope for Horses.
Springster was bred for racing but she aspired to be a sport horse instead. With her gorgeous looks and athletic build, we knew finding her a new home would not be difficult task. This beautiful chestnut filly is by Coil and is out of Advection. She made just two starts and earned $700.
She is starting her second career with aftercare charity Hope for Horses.
Pointed was one of the most popular horses on social media to join the Placement Program this year. He got lots of likes and comments. Not entirely surprising considering he's a 17 hand, fiery chestnut gelding with chrome.
As a runner, this four-year-old son of Point of Entry made 18 starts and earned nearly $70,000. He made his last start a winning one, pulling away from the field brilliantly.
He is starting his second career with aftercare charity Whispering Meadows and will be available for adoption.
Don't Stalk Me
Stalker is one of the classiest and coolest geldings you'll ever meet. Even when he was a runner, he was gentle enough to work with military veterans. He retired from racing in June after a competitive career with six wins in 17 starts - earning $126,165.
You can imagine a horse with a temperament as easy-going as his was scooped up quickly. Aftercare charity Redwings Horse Sanctuary called dibs on Stalker and he will be available for adoption through their organization.