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 Anna's Last Man

Barn Name: Red
Date of Birth: February 12, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Malibu Moon
Dam: Suzanna Anna by Tale of the Cat
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

About RED

We’ve nicknamed Anna’s Last Man “Big Red” because he reminds us so much of his antecedent the great Man o’ War. A 16.1hh, 2012 gelding by Malibu Moon out of Suzanna Anna by Tale of the Cat, he’s got the bone and bearing and bright red coat of his famous forbear, and while his stride may not be as big as that of the mighty Man o’ War, it’s plenty big! We could see him with a robust Master of the Hounds in a pink coat thundering over the countryside. He could also be a head-turning show hunter because he has such an impressive and steady stride. Red has never raced and has been hanging out in a field with a bunch of matronly dames. At the MMSC, he is learning that the world is a pretty big place and that there are a lot of things to learn and do and a lot of people to meet. And boy does he love to meet people! He’s friendly and personable and kind, and truly wants to be loved by a person of his own.

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Meet Aviatrix

Barn Name: Trix
Date of Birth: April 26, 2013
Gender: Mare
Height: 16hh
Sire: Bring the Heat
Dam: Highdollargirl by Helmsman
Race Record: 1-0-0-1
Earnings: $1,500
Date of Last Race: 6/25/16

*Eligible for the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Trix

This 16hh, 2013 mare by Bring the Heat out of Highdollargirl by Helmsman is a model Thoroughbred show hunter. Solidly built with a butterscotch coat and just the right amount of chrome, Aviatrix aka “Trix” has an excellent eye for a fence, an impressive jump, and super cute knees - video coming soon! This diligent mare aims to please and is attentive to details. Trix is all about performance and style, and once she understands her new job, she will excel in the hunter ring.

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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 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

Cat Dancing, a 15.3hh filly by Wildcat Heir out of Dance Special by Theatrical (IRE), is like a pretty debutante getting ready for her coming out party. She’s on the threshold of becoming a bold and fancy mare, once she’s grown up a little bit and seen more of the world. Newly off the track, “Cat” is still quite tense and tight in her muscles, but we can see that with time and training, this mare will be turning heads with her fancy footwork. She’s confident in the field with other horses; what she lacks is education and technique under saddle. If you want a pretty project with plenty of scope and athleticism, you might want to put her on your dance card!

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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 needs to learn how to carry himself correctly and get strong, and he needs to gain confidence in his own abilities. He’s green, but keen to please. In time (and it won’t take that long), this diamond in the rough could be dazzling. 

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Meet Leavin Early

Barn Name: Snyder
Date of Birth: January 3, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Aeneas
Dam: Leaving Virginia by Crafty Prospector
Race Record: 11-1-0-0
Earnings: $5,887
Date of Last Race: 12/2/13

About Snyder

Description coming soon!

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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 Sambrailo

Barn Name: Sammy
Date of Birth: March 31, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3hh
Sire: Lewis Michael (by Rahy)
Dam: Jackieosofabulous by Kahuna Jack
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

About Sammy

Description coming soon!

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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 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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