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After three years of persistence, a 15-year-old Honolulu equestrian and her spirited Illinois-bred Thoroughbred have proved the skeptics wrong. People who used to wonder if Jenna Neher wasn’t a bit...
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Metro, a retired racehorse that paints, is now decorating housewares.
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Now he's decorating housewares....

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He stood in crippling pain on four bad feet. Most who looked at him just shook their heads. His condition seemed hopeless. But not to Brenda Lewis. She disputed what two horse rescues said, when th...
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Luis Mendoza's comment, December 17, 2013 12:21 AM
I love feel good stories.
Elusive Sky was a dangerous horse. Desperate to evade the touch of humans, the darkly brooding animal flinched away from the brush, pinned his ears if someone got too near, and even cow-kicked CANT...
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In the final chapter of his celebrity life, Davy Jones of The Monkees spent many years helping Thoroughbreds who rarely saw a glimmer of the limelight he knew so well. Plain bay Kentucky bred Uncle...
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Straight off the track after 62 starts and amassing $125,000 in purse earnings, Bold Vindication began training for dressage as easily as if he left all those starting gates; he now does a collecte...
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Borrowing a friend’s old jockey saddle, Jackie Acksel, a middle-aged mother of two, swung onto the back of the luckless racehorse and folded into traffic heading toward the starting gate at Delawar...
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Kaytee Mountain once trotted with an awkward, sewing-needle gait. Its odd up-down rhythm was all he could manage his first year after a racing career that went nowhere, and once he was the last hor...
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A bolt of dread shot up her spine. Racing through the news story, fear clutched her heart as Elisabeth Leahy’s thoughts turned to the dappled gray horse who belonged to Ernie Paragallo; a man who w...
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The second annual Thoroughbreds for All fundraiser and awareness-building event broke all attendance records as crowds thronged the West Wind Farm in Kentucky, on April 26. More than 500 people hai...
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Sprinting from a Cubs game at Wrigley Field back in 1978, Ray Paulick could think of only one thing: Affirmed and Alydar. The legendary Thoroughbreds were about to make history in the famous Belmon...
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Great Q&A with an admirable and very knowledgeable Thoroughbred industry 'expert.'

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A delicate gray mare and handsome bay gelding from Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue have made  Soledad O’Brien a true believer in the value of ex-racehorses for equestrians of all levels “If anybody ha...
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This week, a horse-rescue proprietor with a glass-half-full personality reaped the benefits of all her positive thinking —about horse racing and its stewards—when a first-rate racing family stepped...
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Read the story of Dale Simanton and Dorothy Snowden, who put retired racehorses under western tack and re-train them to be ranch horses, barrel racers, and eventers.
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I mean, why wouldn't you teach a retired racehorse to paint? Paintings by OTTBs are the newest hot item in the art world, after all.
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In a flash of inspiration, Ron Krajewski began teaching his champion ex-racehorse Metro Meteor the one thing he knew best: how to paint! The urge to swap a saddle and bridle for paintbrush and canv...
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What a great life! 

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