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TRF Says Goodbye to The Optimist

Saratoga Springs, NY – The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation sadly said goodbye to The Optimist, age 29, (Horatius – More Memories, by Buffalo Lark) last week on the eve of his 22nd anniversary at the TRF.  The Optimist passed away peacefully due the infirmities of old age. His caretaker of 22 years, Andre Wheeler, was at […]

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For Bigger is Bettor it is getting Better all the time

By Francis LaBelle When a Thoroughbred makes his racing debut at Saratoga Race Course, you can be certain that its connections have high expectations. Winning a race at the Spa guarantees that dreams of the Kentucky Derby will be regular nighttime visitors until the following Spring. Seven years ago, owners Chester and Mary Broman debuted […]

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With TRF As Her Platform, Teen’s Inner Beauty Stands Out

By Francis LaBelle Mary Boucher is only 14 years old, but she has already developed a keen sense of responsibility, compassion and humanity, not to mention her need to take action. The daughter of thoroughbred horse trainer Lilith Boucher and steeplechase jockey William Boucher, Mary recently competed in the Miss Camden, SC Beauty Pageant.  Contestants […]

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