Clutch Cargo

Barn Name: Clutch
Date of Birth: April 9, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1h
Sire: Tapit
Dam: Carmandia by Wild Rush
Race Record: 20-3-0-4
Earnings: $152,793
Date of Last Race: 10/4/18
Adoption Fee: A (Legacy Horse, 5-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

About Clutch

A winner of $152,793 in 20 starts, Clutch Cargo is pure class. A 16.1h, 2014 gelding by Tapit out of Carmandia by Wild Rush, Clutch comes to the MMSC from Chestertown Farm in New York, and it’s clear that he’s been well-handled and well-cared for his whole life. Under saddle he is straightforward, and on the ground he is kind and engaging. But more than that, he is elegance itself. He flows like pure silk beneath his rider, soft in his mouth and rhythmic in his movement. His bold chrome markings complement his refined features, and even his coat is smooth as silk. If Clutch were a human, he’s the type to find a career as a journalist, keenly interested in people and the world around him, or as a musician, composing beautiful melodies and counterpoints that give his listeners all the feels. With such a thoughtful and gracious nature, he will do well with an equally tender and amiable person, and he should shine in the show hunter ring. Christened as our newest Legacy Horse, Clutch is truly a one-of-a-kind heart horse in the making - all he needs is his perfect match to complete his picture of elegance!

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Clutch Cargo had a blast learning to jump and especially loved the cheers and applause from The People's Horse tour group! Inflatable jumps provided by Air-Ess Equine - www.airessequine.com

Clutch Cargo has settled in well to the MMSC and is proving to be an apt student! Here, our trainer Kara is long-lining Clutch, working on steering and transitions, while also teaching him softness with the bit. Clutch, a 16.1h, 5-year-old gelding by Tapit, is eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover.

Alltheleavesrbrown

Barn Name: Brown
Date of Birth: March 25, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.3h
Sire: Big Brown
Dam: Vickey Jane by Royal Academy
Race Record: 43-6-6-6
Earnings: $79,560
Date of Last Race: 2/27/19
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

About Brown

Alltheleavesrbrown, a 16.3h, 2012 gelding by Big Brown out of Vickey Jane, had an impressive career on the racetrack. In 5 years, at 12 different tracks, and with nearly a complete tour around the United States, “Brown” started in 43 races, flashing brilliant speed and easily swatting away any challengers to his lead when the opportunity presented. Flash forward to the present. Brown has retired from his racing career sound, and a little spa treatment, body work, and educated hands have shown that he’s a naturally enthusiastic and quick learner. Time will tell what this generous gelding wants to do in his next career, but he is already proving that he is far more than just a pretty face. 

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Brewer

Barn Name: Brewer
Date of Birth: February 24, 2016
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: Orb
Dam: Dance Craze by Mizzen Mast
Race Record: 1-0-0-0
Earnings: $155
Date of Last Race: 8/29/18
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Competing in the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover - follow his journey on Instagram at @makersmarksecretariatcenter AND @theplatinumequine.

About Brewer

With his espresso-colored coat and classically compact build, Brewer, a 16h, 3-year-old gelding by Orb out of Dance Craze, is sure to perk up your day. Precocious in all the right ways, he has the eagle eye of an eventer and the smarts and athleticism to back it up. He’s bold to jumps and undaunted by new questions. He knows what he wants, and he’s not afraid to share his opinions. What Brewer needs is the right person, someone who can be his guide rails as he grows up and learns the rules of the road; someone who can channel his sizable sense of self into confidence in a show ring or on a cross country course; someone who can forge a true partnership with him and bring out his best. So if you like your daily coffee dark, bold, and exciting, this handsome gelding is sure to be your brew of choice!

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Cooptado (ARG)

Barn Name: Cooptado
Date of Birth: September 5, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: Equal Stripes (ARG)
Dam: Coordinada (ARG) by Ride the Rails
Race Record: 46-6-7-4
Earnings: $1,193,150
Date of Last Race: 3/9/19
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus, Lexington, KY

*Eligible for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Cooptado

Cooptado is a horse that anyone would be lucky to have in their barn! A 16h, 2010 gelding by Equal Stripes (ARG) out of Coordinada (ARG) by Ride the Rails, Cooptado was a champion 3-year-old in his home country of Argentina, winning the 1st and 3rd legs of the Argentinian Triple Crown, and finishing 2nd by a neck in the middle leg. In his 7 starts that year, he never finished worse than 3rd. And his career was just getting started! In the 6 years that followed, he raced in Singapore, Dubai, and America, winning in each country. By March 2019, Cooptado had earned a grand total of $1,193,150 on the track. Standing at stud wasn’t an option for the gelding, but this multiple group 1 winning millionaire still had plenty of zest and drive, so his owners at Imperial Racing LLC placed him at the MMSC to find a new career and a loving forever home. We have spent the summer getting to know Cooptado and giving him the time to transition from veteran globe-trotting warhorse to a sport horse enjoying a slower-paced life in a grassy paddock. And even though Cooptado gets handled like every other horse in our barn, everyone who meets him knows he’s special. He simply exudes an aura of class, confidence and intelligence, and with his engaging “horsenality”, there’s never a dull moment! This is a horse who will be competitive in any ring he chooses and who is seeking a partner of equal drive with whom to share the spotlight. Always considerate and gracious, Coop has clearly been well-handed his whole life, and we salute all who loved and cared for him on the track through 46 starts and 4 countries. If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime partner and friend, come meet Cooptado. You won’t be disappointed.

"The most well traveled horse I have ever known! What a legend.” — Maggie Wolfendale Morley, wife of Cooptado’s trainer Tom Morley

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Go Blue or Go Home - Adoption Pending

Barn Name: Blue
Date of Birth: March 20, 2009
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: Bluegrass Cat
Dam: Go Baby Go (IRE) by Lion Cavern
Race Record: 19-6-2-3
Earnings: $480,092
Date of Last Race: 7/5/15
Adoption Fee:
TBD
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

About Blue

Description coming soon!

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Golden Causeway

Barn Name: Causeway
Date of Birth: January 30, 2008
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: Giant’s Causeway
Dam: In the Gold by Golden Missile
Race Record: 63-13-4-7
Earnings: $116,075
Date of Last Race: 9/30/18
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: The Ranch (Frankfort, IL)

*Competing in the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Causeway

Warhorse alert! A 16h, 2008 gelding by the magnificent Giant’s Causeway and out of In the Gold by Golden Missile, Golden Causeway is everything you could want in a warhorse. Lovingly owned, cared for, and raced by trainer Troy Newton for the majority of his career, Causeway started in 63 races, ran at such famed tracks as Keeneland, Churchill Downs, and Saratoga, earned $116,075, stayed competitive through his 10-year-old season, and retired 100% sound. But like any true warhorse, the best thing about Causeway is his HUGE heart. He's always ready to work with enthusiasm and he gives his all to every task. He’s brave to new questions and is proving to be a quick learner, already having mastered cross rail courses. On the ground, Causeway is kind and gentle, and he adores attention of any kind, from grooming to meeting new people to enjoying a peppermint (or five!). As a seasoned racehorse, Causeway does have a go button, and with his newly discovered love of jumping, he should excel in show jumpers or eventing. If you’re looking for a classy and classic Thoroughbred, don’t pass this warhorse by. He’s ready and waiting for a worthy person to whom he can give his whole heart.

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Impress Me

Barn Name: Imp
Date of Birth: February 26, 2016
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: Lemon Drop Kid
Dam: Lustful by Yonaguska
Race Record: 5-1-0-1
Earnings: $14,466
Date of Last Race: 7/26/19
Adoption Fee:
TBD
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Eligible for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Imp

Description coming soon!

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Muqtaser

Barn Name: Muq (“Mook”)
Date of Birth: March 4, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1h
Sire: Distorted Humor
Dam: Life Well Lived by Tiznow
Race Record: 17-5-2-4
Earnings: $303,605
Date of Last Race: 3/3/18
Adoption Fee: C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

About Muq

There’s so much to like about Muqtaser! Let’s start with his pedigree. He’s by Distorted Humor out of a Tiznow mare, a great combo for smarts, athleticism, and competitiveness. Secondly, his conformation is balanced, he has great bone, and he has excellent gaits (in particular a big, swinging walk and a round, uphill canter). Third, his history on the track was impressive. He garnered $303,605 in 17 starts at such notable tracks as Newmarket, Royal Ascot, Saratoga, Belmont, and Gulfstream. So clearly, a horse with this many assets should be a wonderful prospect for any new career. That said, Muq is very black and white emotionally and mentally at this point, swinging from an angry and defensive attitude to being very willing and kind. Because of that, he’s going to need an experienced horseman or woman with whom he can bond and who will be able to both help him work through his emotions and also channel his interest and competitive nature in a new direction. There’s no doubt in our minds that there is a wonderful, big-hearted, talented soul in this beautiful horse. He’s just looking for the right venue and partner to show it.

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Normandy Crossing

Barn Name: Normandy
Date of Birth: March 28, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3h
Sire: English Channel
Dam: Donamour by Langfuhr
Race Record: 42-11-11-3
Earnings: $217,949
Date of Last Race: 8/1/19
Adoption Fee:
TBD
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Eligible for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Normandy

Description coming soon!

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On the Contrary

Barn Name: Eileen
Date of Birth: April 17, 2015
Gender: Mare
Height: 16h
Sire: Cape Blanco (IRE)
Dam: Sweet and Lowdown by Street Sense
Race Record: 4-1-0-1
Earnings:  $10,860
Date of Last Race: 11/28/18
Adoption Fee: TBD
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Eligible for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Eileen

Description coming soon!

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Scarlett J

Barn Name: Scarlett
Date of Birth: April 14, 2016
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.3h
Sire: Midshipman
Dam: Free Scarlett by Red Ransom
Race Record: 2-0-0-0
Earnings: $189
Date of Last Race: 3/2/19
Adoption Fee:
C (Mid 4-figures)
Location: The Ranch (Frankfort, IL)

*Eligible for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Scarlett

They say a good mare is better than any gelding, and we can tell you with certainty that Scarlett J is a good mare! A 16.3h, 3-year-old by Midshipman out of Free Scarlett by Red Ransom, Scarlett only raced twice for owners Ten Strike Racing. Despite her athletic build, she showed no interest in the sport and was retired to find a new career at the MMSC. So far, we have found Scarlett to be an old soul, thoughtful and kindhearted with a desire to connect with her handlers. Her curious nature and eagerness to learn have made her early lessons on the ground and in the saddle a breeze. Already she is soft in the bridle and responsive to her rider’s aids. Currently on the tail end of rehabbing a small knee fracture, Scarlett is in light training focusing on walk/trot, and she is available as a prospect. She is not expected to have any limitations for a future career, and with her uphill movement, ground-covering gaits, and good brain, she could excel in any number of arenas. Indeed, a good mare will do anything for her chosen person. Could you be the one lucky enough to partner with this good mare?

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Skedoodle

Barn Name: Skedoodle
Date of Birth: April 4, 2016
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1h
Sire: Scat Daddy
Dam: Prophetically by Pulpit
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a
Adoption Fee: B (High 4-figures)
Location: The Ranch (Frankfort, IL)

About Skedoodle

Sired by Scat Daddy (sire of Triple Crown winner Justify) and with such notables in his pedigree as Pulpit, A.P. Indy, Storm Cat, Mr. Prospector, and Secretariat, Skedoodle comes to the MMSC clean with no injury history and ready for a new career. An unraced 16.1h, 2016 gelding, this youngster is  eagerly learning about all that life has to offer him. As he’s starting putting the pieces together in training, a lovely powerful horse is beginning to emerge. With more time to grow and learn, we predict that with his balanced conformation, sloping shoulder, elegant neck, and inquisitive horsenality, he will excel in any discipline. So if you like what you see, skedaddle over to meet Skedoodle without delay!

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We love Skedoodle's thoughtful approach to new questions! His efforts here perfectly exemplify the benefits of free-jumping - letting our young horses figure out their own feet, learn problem-solving skills, and develop their own eye for distances. Thanks to Air-Ess Equine for the inflatable jumps!

Tuaandtwentysix

Barn Name: Tua
Date of Birth: April 5, 2016
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16h
Sire: Giant’s Causeway
Dam: Sea of Showers by Seattle Slew
Race Record: 5-0-0-0
Earnings: $6,069
Date of Last Race: 6/27/19
Adoption Fee:
B (High 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

*Eligible for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Tua

Tuaandtwentysix, a 16h, 2016 gelding by Giant’s Causeway out of Sea of Showers by Seattle Slew, always puts a smile on our faces. Named for the Alabama football star who hails from Hawaii, “Tua” brings the island sunshine into our barn every day. Though he came to the MMSC right off the track - he last raced on June 27th - he settled right in and hasn’t looked back! Childlike and curious, this sweet gelding thrives on attention and cuddles, though with his willing attitude, he's equally happy to go to work under saddle, to play on our obstacle course, or to hang out in the barn and receive said cuddles. With his dished face and refined ears that harken back to his Arabian ancestors, his flashy chrome markings, his elegant frame, and a sparkle in his eye, Tua is sure to be a stand-out in any crowd, and his already balletic movement promises suspension, balance, and power that can be molded for any discipline. If you’re looking for a friend who can bring a bit of the island brightness, positivity, and love to your life, then look no further - Tua is the one for you!

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Pretty good for a 3-year-old's third ride off the track, don't you think? Tua is such a pleasure to work with, as he's equally happy under saddle learning what the leg, seat, and bit are all about and hanging out in the barn enjoying cuddles and pampering.

Catisfaction - Adoption Pending

Barn Name: Cece
Date of Birth: March 29, 2016
Gender: Filly
Height: 16.3h
Sire: Graydar
Dam: Curious Cat by Tale of the Cat
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a
Adoption Fee: D (Low 4-figures)
Location: MMSC Main Campus (Lexington, KY)

About Cece

Description coming soon!

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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

Adopted from the MMSC: August 2017
Primary Training: Eventing
Location: Lexington, KY
Price: $3000

To inquire, please contact Rachel Norton
Phone: 859-421-9161

About Slip

Slip is an athletic, motivated, alpha mare. She’s a sweetheart on the ground and loves to be cuddled, and given attention. In the saddle she needs a strong rider willing to put the time into relationship development. She needs a clear job she can excel at, and is a hard worker when she’s doing something she loves. Contact Rachel Norton at 859-421-9161 to come visit her.

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