Catching up with champions: Second careers for two fan favorites

Wed Apr 17 2024Jennifer Kelly

Fan favorites Whitmore, 2020 Eclipse champion sprinter, and Finnick the Fierce, the one-eyed gelding who captured hearts on the 2020 Derby Trail, both demonstrate what second careers can look like and why aftercare should be a focus for everyone who loves the sport of horse racing.
Derby Gives 2024: Racing for more

Tue Apr 16 2024TwinSpires Staff

A few days following the official Kentucky Derby post-position draw, there will be a second draw Derby fans should pay close attention to.
After the Racetrack: Mr. Meso

Sun Dec 04 2022Jennifer Kelly

Meet Mr. Meso, an essential member of the Clarke family and an OTTB who thrives in his roles as celebrity, companion, and four-legged assistant.
After the Racetrack: Finnick the Fierce finds his forever friend

Tue Nov 01 2022Jennifer Kelly

With his racing days behind him, Finnick the Fierce has traded the racetrack for the trail, taking Jackie Barr on quite a journey in a short time.
After the Racetrack: Underscore and Natalie Voss

Fri Oct 07 2022Jennifer Kelly

This month’s After the Racetrack looks at the special relationship between Underscore, aka Blueberry, and his partner, the Paulick Report’s editor-in-chief, Natalie Voss.
After the Racetrack: Imperative Dances to a New Beat

Mon Aug 08 2022Jennifer Kelly

When dressage queen Louise Atkins first met Imperative, she was unfamiliar with the stakes-winning gelding.
After the Racetrack: Kelso Was Brilliant On and Off the Track

Thu Jul 21 2022Jennifer Kelly

This legend sailed into retirement with ease, showing the same consistency and excellence that had earned him a place in the sport’s Hall of Fame.
After the Racetrack: Beckham Bend

Tue Jun 07 2022Jennifer Kelly

For this month’s After the Racetrack, we look at a unique bond that reminds racing fans just how special a horse can be and what aftercare means for many Thoroughbreds.
After the Racetrack: Betty's Bambino

Sat May 07 2022Jennifer Kelly

Betty's Bambino has become an essential part of owner Allie Conrad’s life while also demonstrating how versatile a Thoroughbred can be.
After the Racetrack: Scorpiancer

Fri Apr 08 2022Jennifer Kelly

Like The Mean Queen, Scorpiancer, 2017’s champion steeplechaser, has won multiple graded stakes over the jumps at Belmont, Far Hills, and Middleburg, but now this newly retired jump specialist has moved on to a new career as a show jumper. With his new owner and trainer, Rachael Lively, Scorpiancer demonstrates the versatility of the Thoroughbred at any age.
After the Racetrack: Zivo and Cherie DeVaux

Sun Mar 20 2022Jennifer Kelly

When you see a former racehorse back on the track with a new job, whether it’s as a public figure or ponying young horses, the versatility of the breed is on full display.
After the Racetrack: Whitmore

Mon Feb 14 2022Jennifer Kelly

Now retired, Whitmore is looking for a new job and trainer Ron Moquett and his wife Laura have plans for 2020’s champion sprinter.
Zayat Stables to Donate a Percentage of American Pharoah’s Earnings to New Vocations

Tue Aug 25 2015TwinSpires Staff

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced Tuesday that Zayat Stables has committed to donating a percentage of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s purse earnings for the remainder of his racing career to support the program’s mission to r ...