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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Dream Horse

Lit’sgoodlookngray was just that. By Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner-turned successful California sire Lit de Justice, Lit’sgoodlookngray crisscrossed the country racing up nearly a half million dollars in earnings and ten wins – including a stakes victory – from coast to coast. As his career progressed, the gelding regressed, dropping from $50,000 claiming races to $25,000 […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Honest Abe

Honest Expectations was a true war horse. With 86 lifetime starts and 21 victories almost exclusively achieved at the mid to lower claiming levels along the East Coast, he earned more than a quarter of a million dollars — and did it the hard way. For the last several years of his career up until […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: ‘He Loved Being A Racehorse’

It’s Kentucky Derby time in the Bluegrass. The buds are blooming, foals are frolicking, and like many in the Thoroughbred industry, Ann Banks has a long list of invitations to the many Derby week festivities. But, instead of going to Churchill for Wednesday’s post position draw and one of the many parties in Louisville that […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: 2015 Rolex Thoroughbreds

It’s that time of year once again. Flowers are blooming, foals are frolicking and for a few weeks each year, Kentucky draws the attention of horse-lovers the world over. First, the sport horse world turns its attention to Lexington in the last week of April for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. A week later, it’s […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: A Lasting Bond

“I met Sir Chat in the fall of 1990 when I was a ‘determined to make it on my own in the horse industry’ 19-year-old and he was a ‘you can’t make me’ 3-year-old racehorse,” explained Julie Vassar. “Initially, I didn’t have any particular interest in him.” Julie was a greenhorn on the Remington Park […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Off To School

More times than not, the horses covered in the “OTTB Showcase” have transitioned successfully into their second careers (or third or fourth careers) and are thriving in their off-track lives. This week, however, we are celebrating a recent retiree who is just beginning the transition into racing retirement, who has a new owner as of […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: No Stopping ‘Momentum’

Caluquest may not have been all that on the racetrack, finishing dead last by daylight in his two lifetime starts at Turf Paradise, but he’s all that and a bag of chips, as the saying goes, on the A and AA hunter/jumper circuits. Caluquest was born and raised in Arizona and sold for $1,700 at […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Barrel Fever

Fourteen-year-old Kaelee Brown is a cowgirl through and through. She is also a trend-setter. Kaelee runs barrels on her mare, Kola, for her high school rodeo team in Texas. Before gunning it out of the alley toward their first barrel, Kaelee often takes a look around to survey her competition. She is surrounded by friends and […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Right Place, Right Time

It was December of 2014. Miss Nubbin Slew, a dark bay filly approaching her fifth birthday, was standing in an auction pen awaiting her turn through the ring. She had run only two weeks prior, finishing eighth in a $5,000 claiming race at Mountaineer, a West Virginia-based racetrack and casino. Luckily among the various buyers […]

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Happy Accidents

Often a single experience can prompt a shift in one’s outlook on a subject. For 18-year-old Jordan Thompson, it was her first ride on a horse named Blaster that changed her entire perspective on off-track Thoroughbreds. Blaster raced as Show Master, a Michigan-bred who raced 12 times with a single win coming in a 5 […]