The Heart of Horse Racing
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The Heart of Horse Racing

In the dew laced fields of the Bluegrass, the morning sunrise announces a new day. The mares gently nuzzle their foals awake to start the day. In the anxious anticipation of breakfast, the herds of mothers and their young gallop across the fields, echoing their forefathers as they race to the fence with unbridled spirit and enthusiasm. With each young life there is born a new chapter of possibility – a clean slate, a new story waiting to be told. Through the tender rearing of their mothers and caretakers, each young Thoroughbred matures to embark on a journey with untold possibilities and unseen circumstances that will lead the special few to glory.

That is the Heart of Horse Racing.

With each waking morning, the young athlete conditions on the quest for glory. Though their routines seldom change – over time the heart, mind, and body of a Thoroughbred blossoms into the magnificent athlete each was destined to be. Knowing the task at hand, they step into the ring of battle with one goal in mind – victory. Despite unreservedly laying their hearts on the track, physically giving their all – victory seldom comes in abundance. But with every setting sun, each beloved athlete returns to their stall and through the tireless commitment of their caretakers, is showered with care and love – regardless of the result. In the aftermath of victory or defeat, finds slumber with a full belly of hay and oats, with an occasional hint of peppermints still on his lips as he peacefully sleeps, ready to return to to his duties the succeeding morning on the ongoing quest for victory.

That is the Heart of Horse Racing.

In the final chapters of the Thoroughbreds life, the days are leisurely, which is so rightly deserved. With an abundance of fresh grass, rolling hills, and adoring onlookers – the champion surveys his kingdom. As his offspring frolick among the fields, new stories are waiting to unfold. As the sun sets, there is a new hope and anticipation in the coming sunrise. With each new journey and each new life, there is a story waiting to be told, just as glorious as the ones in the years past.

That is the Heart of Horse Racing.


A special “Thank You” to our friend Tori Tedesco for the amazing photograph.

Article written by Amy Nesse

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