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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: An Ice Man With A ‘Heart Of Gold’

Robert Davis didn’t always like horses. In fact, he hated them. His mom liked them though, and she made sure he got his hands dirty. “Our first horse’s name was Penny,” said Robert. “I could not stand horses, but my mom made me get up on that horse, and Penny went on to run me […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: A Bond Like No Other

Last week, we lost one of the good ones. He was a big, red curmudgeon of a horse, who in many ways was the catalyst for this weekly “OTTB Showcase” column. His was a story of extreme highs and lows. Racing as Bayou Brass, he started his career with a pair of easy wins, and […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Overcoming Fears With ‘Willing Partner’

We’ve all heard it. If you ride horses long enough, the question isn’t if you’re going to fall off, but rather when and how hard. For Brittany Rader Hall, the answer is “several years ago” and “hard enough to break my neck and nose.” Brittany was an avid rider, more or less growing up in […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Hope And Promise

“I have loved horses ever since I was a little tater tot,” said 15-year-old Hope Reed. That love for horses evolved into the Reeds becoming a “horse family.” After begging and pleading for a horse, Hope’s family had “the talk” with their then-nine-year-old daughter. It involved a lot of questions about responsibility for a living, […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Securing A ‘Forever Home’

Many in the racing industry got to know Michelle Yu on both HRTV and TVG. If not there, maybe you saw her covering football on Fox or hosting the Santa Anita simulcast. Or perhaps you bumped into her on the backside working for trainers Ron Moquett or Steve Asmussen. Retired racehorse Cajun Gent got to know […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Devoted To The ‘Max’

This week’s story is a bit of a departure from the typical “OTTB Showcase” stories. It’s less about a horse and more about spotlighting an example of the type of person the industry could use more of and should strive to attract and/or cultivate from within. That person is Jill Pritchard and to me, she […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: ‘He’s Priceless To Me’

Sometimes racing just isn’t what a horse is meant to do. That seems to be the case for Bourne Intuitive. This Kentucky-bred gelding raced for his breeder and trainer 14 times at Charles Town racetrack, mostly in lower-level maiden claiming races, but could never break through a winner. He was a beautiful gray with loads of […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Home Again

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – From A Hat Full of Sky […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Good Fortune

Growing up in San Diego, Anne Lorkowski loved horses since she could remember, but living in such an urban environment meant she spent many more hours playing with her Breyer models than in the saddle taking lessons. That didn’t put a damper on her passion, however. As Anne grew up, she got her “horse fix” […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Overcoming Hurdles

Traditionally we think of a horse’s second career being the one they transition to after retiring from racing. Jimmie Echo is different. His career after racing is actually his third career, as after moderate success as a racehorse on the flat, he became a stakes winner and Champion in 2006 as a hurdle horse. He […]