We had four beautiful retired racehorses graduate from the Placement Program in September - tying April for the most placements in a month. If you would like to help us support more OTTBs, please make a donation on our website!
With a name like Dirty Don, we were thinking he'd be pretty mischievous but it turns out he's a genuine sweetheart. He is a 2018 gelding by Violence and is out of Delta Sensation. He retired from racing before ever making it to the starting gate. His connections thought it best he pursue a career off the race track.
Dirty Don was placed with the aftercare charity Win Place Home where he will start retraining for his new job. If you're interested in adopting this good-looking guy, contact founder CJ!
This tall drink of water is approximately 16.3 and still has some growing to do! Total Authority is a 2018 gelding by champion sire Quality Road and is out of Settling For Gold (Seeking The Gold). He also retired from racing before making it to the starting gate. Being so big can lead to some growing pains! His connections decided he just wasn't meant for the track.
Total Authority was placed with the aftercare charity Sandia Creek Ranch Auxiliary Foundation where he will be given some time to grow up and will eventually be retrained for eventing.
This little gelding has quite the fan club! Everyone who meets him just falls in love with his great temperament and his silly parrot mouth. Besides being just the sweetest guy, he was a pretty solid racehorse. He won five of his eight starts for trainer Bob Baffert and earned $181,300.
Microrithms found his forever home with the aftercare charity Square Peg Foundation where he will be a therapeutic riding horse for children with autism.
We had to Google his name to figure out where it came from... it's a small gated community in south Laguna Beach, California with oceanfront homes and lots of tide pools. There's your fun fact for the day!
"Mafia", as we called him, retired from racing with seven career starts and one win. He made $26,440 on the track competing at the lower claiming levels. His connections decided to retire him sound - knowing he would be better suited for a new career.
He was placed with the aftercare charity Square Peg Foundation as a polo prospect.