Baku Nights

Barn Name: Baku
Date of Birth: February 21, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Don Gato
Dam: Dot's In Style by Indian Charlie
Race Record: 16-3-2-2
Earnings: $35,014
Date of Last Race: 3/29/18

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Baku

This 16hh, 2014 gelding by Don Gato out of Dot’s In Style by Indian Charlie is cute and sweet and is looking for a BFF as gentle and sensitive as he. A veteran of low-level claiming races, Baku Nights is craving a person to love, a secure home, and some TLC. After some much-needed let down time, he’s come to the MMSC and has gone back to work without blinking an eye. It’s clear that he’s going to be easy to train once he figures out what he’s doing. He truly wants to please but is a little insecure right now about how to do that. Like the Baku, a mythological creature of Japanese fairy tales who small children call out to in the night to come consume their nightmares, this Baku might ease some of the restless fears of his new person and make dreams come true. 

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Barn Name: Rain
Date of Birth: February 6, 2014
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.2hh
Sire: Get Stormy
Dam: Wishforemore by Mt. Livermore
Race Record: 5-1-0-0
Earnings: $9,908
Date of Last Race: 11/4/17

About Rain

When this dappled grey filly arrived on campus in the midst of a rainstorm, we all smiled at her name - Iwishitwouldrain. Although more rain was the last thing we wanted (as it has been raining here for weeks), this 15.2hh, 2014 mare by Get Stormy out of Wishforemore by Mt. Livermore has proven to be a ray of sunshine! Bright and curious, “Rain” has a vibrant personality and a kind, warm temperament. Pair this with a pert turn of foot and an Audrey Hepburn-like femininity and grace, and Rain will turn heads in any arena. She’s on the hunt for her next BFF and a person to call her own - could you be the one waiting for her at the end of the rainbow?

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Kid From New York

Barn Name: Kid
Date of Birth: February 1, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Dialed In
Dam: Look Who's Ritzy by First Samurai
Race Record: 4-0-0-1
Earnings: $7,624
Date of Last Race: 8/10/17

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Kid

Description coming soon!

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Leading Cause

Barn Name: Andre
Date of Birth: April 29, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 17.1hh
Sire: Creative Cause
Dam: Silver Time by Indian Charlie
Race Record: 7-1-2-3
Earnings: $63,230
Date of Last Race: 10/20/17

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Andre

If you’re looking for a big doll of a horse, then Leading Cause, nicknamed “Andre the Giant”, is your man! A 17.1h, 2014 gelding by Creative Cause out of Silver Time by Indian Charlie, Andre is a veteran of 7 starts with career earnings of $63,230. This gentle giant is a packer in the making. He’s kind. He’s patient. He listens. He tries. He learns. He’s sound, although newly off the track he’s still quite stiff, and because of an old sesamoid injury, he’s best suited for lower level endeavors. This horse loves engaging with people and entertains us with his funny expressions and antics. We’ve worked him in the arena, we’ve jumped him, we’ve ridden him all over the Kentucky Horse Park, and we’ve been so impressed by how he takes it all in stride with a level head. Andre is the perfect first horse, husband horse, or swan song horse looking for his forever home. 

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When you're 17.1 hands at 4 years old, it can be challenging to coordinate your big body and long legs! But in just his 2nd ride off the track, Leading Cause is already figuring it out. Stay tuned for more of "Andre" here:

Ole Doc

Barn Name: Martin
Date of Birth: January 9, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Ole Rebel
Dam: Doc Knows Best by El Mandingo
Race Record: 28-5-4-4
Earnings: $102,485
Date of Last Race: 1/3/18

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Martin

August 2018 - Ole Doc aka “Martin” has really turned the corner physically, is starting to pick up weight and gloss and muscle too! He’s really come of out his shell and in fact is our star performer on our Horse Country tours, donning any costume, walking over any obstacle, and greeting each visitor - big or small, young or old - with intense curiosity and impeccable manners. As a student, Martin is a paragon of diligence, cautious but brave (i.e. “trust but verify”), and always keen to please and serve his rider. With this wonderful disposition, along with more steady training, we believe Martin could be the ideal horse for a beginner rider or even for a therapeutic riding program.

April 2018 - We all know the story of football player Michael Oher, thanks to the award-winning movie “The Blind Side”. This famous athlete had a hard-knock youth in multiple foster care situations until he found the Tuohy family who adopted him, loved him, and taught him how to be all that he could be. On this #HelpAHorseDay, we celebrate our “Michael Oher” story with Ole Doc, who was rescued from the kill pen in Louisiana thanks to icareihelp and a drove of horse-loving donors. He came to us physically stiff and sore, and emotionally stoic and remote, but thanks to our multiple forms of integrative medicine and our Horse-Centered Reschooling Program, we can see that his PTSD is receding and a kind, affectionate, and willing soul is emerging. We’re not asking a lot of him just yet - his lessons are short, easy to figure out, and full of praise. What we know for sure at this early state is that he is a very smart horse that needs to see things and have a moment to analyze them first,  although we think this tendency may disappear once he learns to trust his person and gets farther along in his new career. It has truly been a joy to help this horse, and we can’t wait to see where his journey will take him in the future!

For the most up to date information on Martin, please follow us on Twitter @mmsc04 or contact us anytime.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Pacific Surf

Barn Name: Pacific
Date of Birth: February 8, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Candy Ride (ARG)
Dam: Pacific Sky by Stormy Atlantic
Race Record: 9-0-2-1
Earnings: $19,530
Date of Last Race: 6/8/18

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Pacific

Pacific Surf, a 16hh, 2014 gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Pacific Sky by Stormy Atlantic, is an engaging fellow. He has a buff build, a tousled sun-bleached mane, a sporty toe-flicking trot, and a self-confident look in his eye. He’s level-headed yet playful, laid-back but always up for a good time and a new adventure. Everything about this boy says he’s an athlete that you can have a whole lot of fun with. Even though he’s new to his lessons, he’s a natural student. Things seem to come easily to him, and he finds flexing his muscles fun. So if you can make training a sport and not a chore, you’ll rule the surf on Pacific!

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Barn Name: Parchment
Date of Birth: May 5, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1 hh
Sire: Magna Graduate
Dam: Del Rae by Formal Gold
Race Record: 8-0-1-2
Earnings: $15,120
Date of Last Race: 8/8/15

About Parchment

A 16.1h, 2011 gelding by Magna Graduate out of Del Rae by Formal Gold, Parchment is an MMSC Graduate from 2016. His owner has moved on to other arenas but wanted to share him with our program where we track horses for life. In the 2 years that she had him, she did everything with him, racking up the ribbons in the show hunter ring from 2’3” to 2’9”, occasionally fox-hunting, and lots of trail riding. She declared him to be the soundest horse she’s ever owned and the sweetest horse ever. We certainly concur with the sweetness! Parchment has a beautiful, kind eye, a generous temperament, and is patient and affectionate. This is the perfect horse for a younger rider looking to move up.

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Parchment in a show in June of 2018, 2’6” hunters

Photo Shoot

Barn Name: Photo Shoot
Date of Birth: March 18, 2007
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Giant's Causeway
Dam: Kreisleriana by Seeking the Gold
Race Record: 47-7-4-8
Earnings: $227,282
Date of Last Race: 9/23/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot, an elegant 16.2h gelding by Giant's Causeway out of Kreisleriana by Seeking the Gold, is a prize. Why do we say that? Let's start with the obvious: He is big, beautiful, and has a pedigree studded with greatness. Next, he is a warhorse with 47 starts, ending in the money over 40% of the time with career earnings of $227,828, retiring sound at 10! Now for the covert, although you might suspect from his demeanor and the look in his eye in photographs: This is one exceptionally smart, proud, and confident horse! Photo Shoot knows exactly who he is and that he is somebody to contend with. It gives him star quality. When he is in the ring, he is the only horse you can look at. Photo Shoot came to us at the end of last year, and he spent six months with wonderful foster "parent" Linda S. who showered him with TLC while he let down. He came back to us happy and relaxed, and he has taken to all of his new lessons and shown to us repeatedly that he is a horse with class. You know it when you see him, you feel it when you ride him. At 11, he has many more years of accomplishments ahead, and if you are the lucky one he chooses to go home with, you will always feel on Photo Shoot, on top of the world. 

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Quiet Temptress - Adoption Pending

Barn Name: Tempi
Date of Birth: April 23, 2013
Gender: Mare
Height: 16hh
Sire: Devil His Due
Dam: Sultry Wisper by Sultry Song
Race Record: 4-0-1-0
Earnings: $3,525
Date of Last Race: 8/24/17

*Eligible for the 2018/2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Tempi

Quiet Temptress aka "Tempi", a 16h 2013 mare by Devil is Due out of Sultry Wisper by Sultry Song, is a handsome athletic mare. Think Range Rover: Solid, all terrain, understated classy, with the ability to be powerful and rev up upon request - which can be channeled into performance when she understands her new job better - with a level head and a good deal of confidence. On the ground she is calm and kind. Under saddle, she displays strength, grace, and ability. When she gets the proper muscling, she is going to look like a warmblood with the smarts, athleticism and confidence of a Thoroughbred, and that is something to contend with, especially in the realm of eventing, although there are many areas where this mare could shine. 

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Ragtime Rebel

Barn Name: Rebel
Date of Birth: May 1, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Sire: Union Rags
Dam: A.P. Elegance by A.P. Indy
Race Record: 9-1-0-0
Earnings: 4/25/18

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

AbouT REbel

Description coming soon!

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Seas Courage

Barn Name: Seas
Date of Birth: February 9, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3hh
Sire: Magna Graduate
Dam: Bright Reply by Yonaguska
Race Record: 60-1-9-10
Earnings: $102,032
Date of Last Race: 5/19/18

*Eligible for the 2018/2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Seas

Description coming soon!

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Sky Force

Barn Name: Sky
Date of Birth: February 16, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Sire: Sky Mesa
Dam: Naskra Colors by Star de Naskra
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

About Sky

Description coming soon!

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War of Ideas

Barn Name: Warrior
Date of Birth: February 26, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: War Front
Dam: Hightap by Tapit
Race Record: 4-1-0-1
Earnings: $56,920
Date of Last Race: 1/20/18

*Eligible for the 2018/2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About War of Ideas

"Pretty as a picture" are the words that came to mind when we we saw this 16h, 2013 colt by Warfront out of High Tap by Tapit. Clearly others at the 2014 Keeneland sales thought so too, as he sold for $470,000! With his irridescent rose gray coat, his broad forehead denoting intelligence, his thick forelock and silver mane, not to mention his correct legs, balanced conformation, and black type pedigree, War of Ideas unleashed a furor of speculation as to his potential performance as a racehorse. Although he made $56,920 in just four starts, a longterm career in racing wasn't meant to be. Felled by a knee injury first and then a guttural pouch mycosis, a life-threatening fungal infection, Warrior came to our attention thanks to Dr. Liz Barrett of Hagyard. His owners did not want to incur the expense of treatment for such a precarious situation, so Dr. Barrett asked us, if she paid for all the treatments, vet visits, and castration, would we take him on. We told her we would, and he has been at the MMSC for a few weeks now, recuperating under her ever vigilant eye. We are happy to say that his last scope proved him to be fungal free, his knee is stable, and we were cleared to start training him in earnest. Heretofore we have done groundwork with him, and ridden him lightly. He still needs time to lose the vestiges of testosterone and to learn a new way of carrying himself, but we can tell you that he is as lovely in motion and under saddle as he is standing still. So if you want to be part of this pretty picture, come meet him soon!

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Sterling Thunder

Barn Name: Sterling
Date of Birth: May 15, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Mikimoto's Mojo
Dam: Gallaping Lass by Civilizasion
Race Record: 45-3-3-3
Earnings: $40,898
Date of Last Race: 7/2/17

About Sterling

The MMSC is not a rescue, choosing instead to use its limited resources of space and its prestigious location of the Kentucky Horse Park as a stage from which to broadcast to the public the versatility and athleticism of off-track Thoroughbreds in second careers. That said, there are horses every year that we can’t help helping - because they beckon clearly and unremittingly to us, and we just can’t say “no.” The reality of these horses, we have found, is that they come our way for mysterious reasons. Maybe to open our minds, maybe to teach us lessons that we didn’t know that we had to learn, maybe to become a special companion for a special person down the road. Such is the case with Sterling Thunder, a 16.3hh, 2011 gelding by Mikimoto’s Mojo out of Gallaping Lass. We found this warhorse veteran of 45 starts with total earnings of $40,898 at Mountaineer in August with a swollen left knee that he could bear no weight on and a right front that we feared was close to foundering. We thought we would do him the favor of bringing him back to Kentucky, cleaning him up, and humanely euthanizing him to get him out of his pain. But Sterling had and has other plans. In his first month with us, he fought valiantly to survive. Thanks to meds, non-invasive treatment from Hagyard, and a product that reduces oxidative stress, he was able to start bearing weight on the knee. He picked up weight. His spirits were and have remained bright. Although it is doubtful that he ever will be fully sound of limb, he definitely is sound of mind and now, only two months after coming to us, is thriving on full time turn out in a field. We are thrilled with his progress and now start to look toward his future. Perhaps he could be a babysitter? Or a pasture pal? Maybe he could be the star in an equine assisted growth and learning program? He would excel at that! Kind, gentle, and very friendly, Sterling reminds us of a wounded warrior, and because of his past and how he has handled his injuries, he has much to teach us about resilience, attitude, and love. Already, he has scoffed in the face of his limitations and opened our minds. Already, he is touching everyone he meets with his story and his bright spirit. We don’t know yet what the future holds for Sterling, but one thing is for sure - his story will continue, and that in itself is a miracle.

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Barn Name: Courting
Date of Birth: June 1, 2009
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Yes It's Tue
Dam: Time for Romance by Gilded Time
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

Adopted from the MMSC: March 2016
Location: 45 miles west of Chicago
Price: Negotiable

To inquire, please contact Carla Lally

About Courting

Courting has a super sweet personality but unfortunately he's a bit too much for his current young owner. He's suitable for any discipline.

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Donegal's Song

Barn Name: Donnie
Date of Birth: January 21, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Unbridled's Song
Dam: Tom's Cat
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

Adopted from the MMSC: July 2015
Location: Fairburn, Georgia
Price: $8,500

To inquire, please contact Lisbeth (Donnie's trainer)
Donegal's owner Lindsay

About DOnnie

2011 16'2" OTTB Gelding. “Donegals Song” aka Donnie is the perfect project for someone in a program to bring along.  He’s a quick learner that wants to please.  Loads of talent with a laid back attitude.  Has fox hunted first flight.  He has just started jumping small courses.  Has XC schooled with zero issues and been off farm tons. No vices. Located in Fairburn, GA.  Just 15 minutes from Atlanta airport.  Currently priced at $8500.  Price will increase with training and show record.

Additional videos available upon request.

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Little Latin Lulu

Barn Name: Lulu
Date of Birth: February 9, 2013
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Discreet Cat
Dam: Gypsy Lou by Elusive Quality
Race Record: 3-0-1-0
Earnings: $8,400
Date of Last Race: 1/15/16

Adopted from the MMSC: September 2016
Location: Pensacola, FL
Price: $6,000

To inquire, please contact Ellen Morris:

About Lulu

"Lulu" is a 5 year old, 16.1h Storm Cat baby. She is an exceptional mover with a great work ethic for dressage. She came off the track after only racing a few times and has had a year of let down time to just be a horse before she was restarted. She was purchased as a hunter prospect, unfortunately she just doesn't like jumping at all but she absolutely loves doing flatwork and ground pole exercises and would excel in a dressage home. She is laid back and easy to handle and sweet on the ground. She stands tied, crosstied, and is good for the farrier. She goes barefoot and sound.

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Videos while at the MMSC in 2016: