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Inmates find hope in work with retired racehorses

Story originally appeared in the Indy Star Matthew Ziliak doesn’t like to be messed with. Neither does Aly’s Wildcat, a retired racehorse that Ziliak helps care for on a western Indiana farm. “He’s the biggest one out here, and he doesn’t like being messed with,” said Ziliak of Aly’s Wildcat. “He kind of reminded me […]

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TRF Receives Gift to Cover Annual Farrier Expenses

The Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation has donated $85,000 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Farrier Fund to cover the organization’s 2017 hoof-care expenses.  The TRF established the Farrier Fund in 2015. “Hoof maintenance is especially important for off-track Thoroughbreds and is one of our single largest expenses,” remarked Sara Davenport, TRF’s herd manager. “Our horses are […]

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Now in His Third Career, Lucount Is a Star at Last

By Francis LaBelle From deep inside, the racehorse began to rise. His long neck stretched, his front legs reached and his back legs launched. Lucount was on his way. Too bad he wasn’t in a race. “We had taken Louie to a small, local show in Berkshire County (Massachusetts), ” said Janet Renard, laughing as […]

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