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Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: Paye Looking Forward To Passing Her Love Of Horses To The Next Generation

In younger days, Courtney Paye felt obligated only to her horses while she ventured from coast to coast as a groom. She sampled life in Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia while being employed by such prominent trainers as Richard Baltas, Christophe Clement, Dallas Keen, Peter Miller and, currently, […]

Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: For Alsagoor, A Long Road To A Dream Come True

Abdullah Alsagoor arrived in California from his Saudi Arabia homeland approximately a year and a half ago. He was 18 years old, a teenager bold enough to dream big but with seemingly no idea how to make those dreams come true. “I wanted to see another world,” he said of the decision to leave behind […]

Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: Horses Are The Best Medicine For Agrinsoni

Few questions are needed to prompt Frank Agrinsoni into telling his life story in well under an hour. Yes, he talks fast. And he is unflinching as he speaks of mistakes made as a two-time divorcee, an itinerant career typical of many racetrackers, a grim battle with cancer that is now in its fourth year […]

Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: Bond Shedrow Is A Family Business

Trainer H. James Bond, his wife Tina and their sons, Kevin and Ryan, have Song Hill Thoroughbreds, an idyllic 177-acre farm in Mechanicville, N.Y. They have a 42-horse racing stable of such quality that they won 12 races from 40 starts during Saratoga’s prestigious summer meet. Their runners hit the board 63 percent of the […]

Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: For Enger, Horses Provide Refuge From Prejudice

Jon Enger was struggling to give sturdy trainer Nevada Litfin a leg up on a horse one morning at Oaklawn Park three years ago. An exercise rider watched with disdain before all but spitting out the words, “What’s the matter, you faggot? Can’t lift your boyfriend up on a f—— horse?” Enger, now 31, had […]

Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: Wooten And His Horses Speak To Each Other

Alex Wooten was 44 years old when he completed a 20-year sentence for armed robbery, a conviction he insists was a case of mistaken identity for a crime he did not commit. Upon his release from the Maryland prison system, he faced the potentially overwhelming issue of how to restart his life as a middle-aged […]