Meet Arcane

Barn Name: Arcane
Date of Birth: April 11, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 17hh
Sire: Artie Schiller
Dam: Blending Element (IRE) by Great Commotion
Race Record: 4-3-0-1
Earnings: $88,300
Date of Last Race: 7/27/15

About Arcane

This Legacy horse, a 17hh 2010 gelding by Artie Schiller out of Blending Element (IRE) by Great Commotion, will turn your head and take your breath away upon seeing him. Arcane is big in every way - body, movement, personality, and presence. He knows it too! And like many beings who are blessed with these attributes, he uses his gifts to get what he wants. On the surface, this can be off-putting, like coming across a big black grizzly in the woods. But don’t be fooled - this proud horse is a true teddy bear inside, yearning to be loved. When he finds the right mate who offers him a consistent routine and a regular “honey-do” list, Arcane, with his exceptional abilities and outstanding presence, will be spectacular.

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Meet Noble Cornerstone

Barn Name: Stone
Date of Birth: April 4, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 17.1hh
Sire: Noble Causeway
Dam: Besige by Polish Numbers
Race Record: 19-5-2-2
Earnings: $326,199
Date of Last Race: 9/23/16

*Eligible for the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Stone

We’ve had many nice horses come through our Horse Centered Reschooling Program over the years, but this 17.1hh, 2011 gelding by Noble Causeway out of Besige by Polish Numbers may just be the finest exemplar of a Thoroughbred that we’ve ever had grace our barn. Noble Cornerstone has it all - height, balance, conformation, brains, and most importantly, heart. A winner of $326,000 in 19 starts on the track, this spectacular horse has already proven his athleticism at the track. At this point, we are thinking that because of Stone’s big, rhythmic and methodical stride, he will excel as a  field or show hunter. One thing is certain - whatever he does, Stone is destined to be a rock solid performer in his next career. 

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Meet Bawana Jake

Barn Name: Jake
Date of Birth: April 16, 2006
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Forestry
Dam: Starship Miss by Twining
Race Record: 9-1-3-1
Earnings: $44,719
Date of Last Race: 3/5/11

About Jake

We love this gelding’s hind end, his uphill build, and his bright copper coat that makes him look like a shiny new penny! Although he is a little out of practice, Bawana Jake has a solid dressage foundation and is so easy and fun to ride. He needs a person who believes in him and who will dote on him, and he will try his hardest when he finds that special individual. And we are committed to finding Jake’s person, wherever you may be!

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Off-Track Thoroughbred Bawana Jake to Portray Man o’ War in Kentucky Horse Park’s Celebration

Lexington, KY--The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) is pleased to announce the selection of Bawana Jake, an off-track Thoroughbred available for adoption through the MMSC, as the official Man o’ War look-a-like for the Kentucky Horse Park’s year-long Man O’ War celebration.

The celebration, entitled Man o’ War: The Mostest Horse That Ever Was, begins on Wednesday, March 29, Man o’ War’s 100th birthday, and will include events such as a special museum exhibit featuring never before seen artifacts, Man o’ War-themed horse farm tours, and special performances in the Parade of Breeds show.

Bawana Jake, an 11-year-old gelding by Forestry out of Starship Miss, will be portraying Man o’ War in the Parade of Breeds shows. A striking chestnut like the great horse himself as well as a descendent of Man o’ War through his dam line, Jake will show audiences how Man o’ War lives on today in today’s racehorses and sporthorses, such as the most recent Triple Crown champion American Pharoah and Blackfoot Mystery, a Kentucky-bred Thoroughbred who finished 16th in the 2016 Rio Olympics in the sport of eventing.

“Man o’ War is a true American icon, born in Kentucky before going on to capture the country’s imagination by winning 20 of 21 races, smashing records and setting the bar that all other Thoroughbreds are measured by,” says Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director Laura Prewitt. “The story of Man o’ War is truly a remarkable one, and our goal is to celebrate his life and equally encourage visitors to experience all that the Kentucky Horse Park has to offer.”

Bawana Jake, along with many other descendents of Man O’War, finished his racing career and is looking for a second career and a loving home through the retraining and rehoming program at the MMSC. “Although he didn’t inherit his forebear’s famous speed, Jake is champion in his own right,” says MMSC Executive Director Susanna Thomas. “Thoroughbreds retired from racing are versatile and athletic, and their large hearts and quick minds enable them to excel in a variety of disciplines. Our job at the MMSC is to herald their innate talents and place them in loving homes where they can blossom into the champions they were born to be.”


Meet Believer

Barn Name: Believer
Date of Birth: March 23, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Medaglia d'Oro
Dam: Devotee by Elusive Quality
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

About Believer

We can't say enough nice things about Believer, a 16.1hh, 2013 gelding by Medalgia d’Oro out of Devotee by Elusive Quality. He is sweet and kind, willing and thoughtful, athletic and balanced. Believer is green, in that he is learning how to correctly carry himself, and at times lacks confidence, but he is mastering his elementary school curriculum with an earnestness and a desire to please that always makes us smile. What's not to love about this horse? He's easy on the eyes, a pleasure to ride, and a solid student, with all the makings of an all-around athlete down the road. All he needs now is someone who believes in him.

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Meet Big Timer

Barn Name: Bruno
Date of Birth: March 17, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Giant's Causeway
Dam: Appealing Zophie by Successful Appeal
Race Record: 9-0-1-3
Earnings: $27,022
Date of Last Race: 10/14/16

*Eligible for the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Bruno

Big Timer, a 16.1hh, 4-year-old gelding by Giant’s Causeway out of Appealing Zophie by Successful Appeal, is big time handsome, big time fancy, and big time well bred! As a matter of fact, his half-brother Tapwrit is a 2017 Derby favorite. “Bruno”, so named because he’s tall, dark, handsome, and has large exquisite eyes, started 9 times and came off the track in November with a popped splint. Healed now and off to a new start as a sport horse, Bruno is in the early stages of our Horse Centered Reschooling Program. We can’t say yet where he’ll excel, because truly he could probably do anything. He’s elegant and has the suspension for dressage, he has the scopey gallop of an eventer, and he has the metronome rhythm for the hunter/jumper rings. He’s also eligible for the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover, so come get this athletic horse and point him in the direction of your choice!

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Meet Cat Dancing

Barn Name: Cat
Date of Birth: February 24, 2014
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.3hh (and growing!)
Sire: Wildcat Heir
Dam: Dance Special by Theatrical (IRE)
Race Record: 3-0-0-1
Earnings: $1,063
Date of Last Race: 3/30/17

*Eligible for the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Cat

Description coming soon!

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Meet Five Five

Barn Name: Flash
Date of Birth: March 23, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Stormy Atlantic
Dam: Lacy Lady by Jeblar
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

About Flash

Five Five, a 16.2hh, 2013 gelding by Stormy Atlantic out of Lacy Lady by Jeblar, was aptly nicknamed “Flash” by his donor. With his four white stockings and headlight blaze, his sorrel mane and tail and copper coat, and his big ground covering trot, this is one flashy horse! That said, he’s a true project horse. He needs to get strong, learn how to carry himself correctly, and gain confidence, as he is very green and a tad emotional. But with consistent training, the right handler, and time, this diamond in the rough could be dazzling. 

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Meet Go Appeal - Adoption Pending

Barn Name: Go
Date of Birth: May 12, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Successful Appeal
Dam: Gal on the Go by Irgun
Race Record: 8-4-0-2
Earnings: $149,834
Date of Last Race: 5/25/15

About Go

We’re excited about this one! Go Appeal aka “Go”, a 16.2hh, 2010 gelding by Successful Appeal out of Gal on the Go by Irgun, is utterly appealing in looks and demeanor. He’s well-conformed and athletic, but better yet, he is even-keeled and gracious. This is a horse that will be kind to just about any rider doing anything that is asked of him, but will also hold his own in a show ring. Tall, dark, with an “oxen brow” like Alexander the Great’s mighty steed, Bucephalus, Go is destined to carry his rider to many a triumph. 

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Meet Little Curlin - Adoption pending

Barn Name: Little Curlin
Date of Birth: April 15, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Curlin
Dam: Hoh Buzzard (IRE) by Alhaarth (IRE)
Race Record: 18-3-2-5
Earnings: $191,722
Date of Last Race:  11/19/16

*Eligible for the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Little Curlin

Description coming soon!

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Meet Lovin' Life

Barn Name: Solovar
Date of Birth: June 5, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15hh
Sire: Meadow Monster
Dam: Lovely Valley by Peaks and Valleys
Race Record: 1-0-0-0
Earnings: $100
Date of Last Race: 1/11/14

About Solovar

If you are looking for a little powerhouse with a big attitude and talent to match, Lovin’ Life aka “Solovar”, a 2010, 15hh gelding by Meadow Monster out of Lovely Valley, is the horse for you. Think Theodore O’Connor! Think Stroller the Olympic wonder pony! This little big man LOVES to jump, is sassy, forward, and bold, and delights in showing off his talents and big horseona. Not only that, Solovar has had a year’s worth of reschooling. He was headed to the Thoroughbred Makeover, but his owner had a career change and he found himself in a riding therapy facility. Although he is kind, Solovar is a performer, not a social worker, and he found the job there too passive for his tastes. This horse wants to show off and prove that size doesn’t matter. We’re getting Solovar back in shape after a winter off but he already jumps around 2’6” courses and has completed a Philip Dutton clinic.

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Meet Play the Devil

Barn Name: Player
Date of Birth: February 22, 2009
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Devil His Due
Dam: Crack the Code by Lost Code
Race Record: 44-5-9-9
Earnings: $81,479
Date of Last Race: 10/10/16

*Eligible for the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Player

From the get-go, Play the Devil aka “Player" has surprised us. This 16.1hh, 2009 mare by Devil His Due out of Crack the Code is an unassuming package in a plain brown wrapper bu when we tacked her up, she became a Cinderella going to the ball! Her stride was rhythmic and her overreach impressive. She was gracus and graceful, light in the bridle, and pliant in her body. Her attention was rapt, her ears flicking back regularly to check in with her rider. She learned quickly and tried hard. All of those things re rare finds in any horse, but in Player, they are especially extraordinary because of her genetic makeup. Anatomically she is female but she has a Y chromosome which makes her genetically male. But other than her self confidence, she clearly looks and acts like a confident alpha mare, making her the most phenomenal find: GREAT MARE THAT NEVER CYCLES. Calling all devotees of the fair sex in equines, this one is for you!

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Meet Shathoor

Barn Name: Shathoor
Date of Birth: April 7, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Distorted Humor
Dam: My Miss Storm Cat by Sea of Secrets
Race Record: 14-1-2-2
Earnings: $37,345
Date of Last Race: 12/30/16

*Eligible for the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Shathoor

Description coming soon!

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Meet Slip and Slide

Barn Name: Slip
Date of Birth: March 18, 2013
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.2hh
Sire: Freud
Dam: Saint Kris
Race Record: 2-0-0-0
Earnings: $567
Date of Last Race: 4/17/16

*Eligible for the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Slip

Although Slip and Slide, a 2013 mare by Freud out of Saint Kris, is only 15.2hh, she has a BIG horsenality. She is always active, very talented, and never met a stranger - imagine a combination of Lady Gaga and Paula Dean! In the field, she is the indefatigable party girl. In the barn, she greets everyone who walks in. She keeps us laughing with her ceaseless sense of fun and her constant desire for interaction. That said, there is nothing harebrained about this mare. She is very, very smart and knows it. She likes to learn and does so quickly. She is easily bored and doesn’t suffer fools. She is a lovely mover loaded with athleticism. Whoever can tap into her abundance of talents will have a fierce competitor. But this will only happen if you can earn her respect first and then her heart. 

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Meet Tamiami Trail

Barn Name: Tami
Date of Birth: March 30, 2012
Gender: Mare
Height: 16hh
Sire: Bellamy Road
Dam: Seismic Shift by Reichter Scale
Race Record: 16-3-4-0
Earnings: $26,028
Date of Last Race: 7/16/16

*Eligible for the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Tami

From the moment we laid eyes on Tamiami Trail, a 16hh, 2012 mare by Bellamy Road out of Seismic Shift, we were struck by her self-assurance and presence. Her trainer corroborated this by extolling her courage, her smarts, and her try. “Tami”, a denizen of 16 starts (3-4-0) is competitive through and through. She’s a wonderful combination of analytical yet bold, sweet yet workmanlike. She takes to her lessons with keen interest and professionalism.  Truly she's an A student all around, both for performance and for effort, and she will be fancy and formidable in time. If you’re the type of person who likes the challenges of a smart and competitive horse and if you are willing to give her the time she needs to continue to build muscle and strength, this horse could be the one for you.

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Meet Truth Is

Barn Name: Truth
Date of Birth: February 11, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Medaglia d'Oro
Dam: Honest Answer by Tale of the Cat
Race Record: 6-1-0-1
Earnings: $67,470
Date of Last Race: 6/6/14

About Truth

Look who’s come to the MMSC! A 2010, 16.1hh gelding by Medaglia D’Oro out of Honest Answer by Tale of the Cat, Truth Is has the heart-quickening good looks of Black Beauty, valedictorian smarts, and life experience. This handsome fellow came to us through a dear friend who regretfully is letting him go because she is expecting her first child and can no longer give him the time needs and deserves. Truth has been the love of her life for several years. She’s taken him to several events and mini trials and logged many hours in the saddle with him. She wanted us to promise that we would find Truth the best forever home and person that we could. Might that person be you?

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Meet Beautiful Bets

Barn Name: Bets
Date of Birth: February 25, 2000
Gender: Mare
Height: 16hh
Sire: Alphabet Soup
Dam: Sommerfest by El Prado
Race Record: 47-7-10-9
Earnings: $399,710
Date of Last Race: 12/2/06

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About Bets

Description coming soon!

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Meet Joyous Song '12

Barn Name: Solo
Date of Birth: February 29, 2012
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.3hh
Sire: Noble Causeway
Dam: Joyous Song by American Chance
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a


About Solo

This Noble Horse, "Solo", a 15.3hh mare by Noble Causeway out of Joyous Song, is as pretty as she is kind. Hurt before she ever made it to the track, Solo has a permanent injury to her right stifle. Sound to ride and on flexions, this pretty little mare should never be asked to do more than trail ride or perhaps to become the dam of a sporthorse. In her short while at the MMSC, we have bombproofed her and done groundwork with her and are now getting her acclimated to trail riding. If happy trails and riding into the sunset is what you want to do, this lovely girl is sure to put a joyous song in your heart!

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Meet Norton

Barn Name: Norton
Date of Birth: February 4, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15hh
Sire: Kitten's Joy
Dam: Mama Lulu by Kingmambo
Race Record: 1-1-0-0
Earnings: $8,601
Date of Last Race: 9/26/15

About Norton

Norton, a 15hh, 2013 gelding by Kitten’s Joy out of Mama Lulu, may be small in stature but he is mighty in personality! Think a young Napoleon, out for adventure and conquest. Like any young horse, he has trouble with focus, but he is a fast learner and a willing partner. Norton is suitable for low-level trail riding (no mountains, please), or he would also make a fun companion horse that you could teach all sorts of tricks, from smiling to bowing to fetching and everything in between. More than anything, Norton just wants a person of his own and a BFF - can you give him that?

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Meet Titus Catienus

Barn Name: Titus
Date of Birth: April 8, 2008
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Catienus
Dam: Mizlala by Unbridled's Song
Race Record: 7-0-1-2
Earnings: $14,013
Date of Last Race: 7/14/12

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About Titus

Description coming soon!

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Meet Lookingoodinatux

Barn Name: Tux
Date of Birth: May 3, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Fusaichi Pegasus
Dam: Polish Nana by Polish Numbers
Race Record: 16-2-2-2
Earnings: $53,819
Date of Last Race: 7/31/16

Adopted from the MMSC: October 2016
Primary Training: Eventing
Location: Lexington, KY
Price: $6,000

To inquire, please contact Carolyn Drover
Phone: 978-994-4858

About Tux

Lookingoodina tux is a 2011 dark brown TB gelding standing at 16.3 hh. This guy is very athletic with a long leg and good bone. He shipped to KY from Colorado late last summer after retiring from the track and has been with me as a re-training project since October. He's got 3 solid gaits with a very natural and ground covering canter and gallop. His trot is developing well as he he's learning to lift his back and stretch through the bridle. Photos are from his first ride off the track. His personality is perfect for an upper level horse with a solid brain yet full of confidence and presence. He's schooling BN courses and small XC fences and goes out for trots and gallops by himself. I can see him being an upper level partner for a professional, or a Young Rider horse for someone to bring along for the 1 or 2*. This horse is a sure upper level prospect, but with college I just don't have the time to get him there.

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