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 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 personable and kind on the ground, but he's very smart and at time has ideas of his own. Like with any talented Thoroughbred, this is a good thing and could serve him well in many ways, particularly on a cross country course, but it will need to be honed and guided by a rider who appreciates and understands precocious horses so that he can achieve the success he's capable of.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline


Barn Name: Astrologist
Date of Birth: April 26, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh+
Sire: Discreet Cat
Dam: Forty Greeta (ARG) by Roar
Race Record: 5-1-1-0
Earnings: $44,920
Date of Last Race:  4/29/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Astrologist

This handsome 16.1hh, 2013 gelding by Discreet Cat out of Forty Greeta (ARG) by Roar has proven to be a bit of a mystery to us. Astrologist is both reliable and steady but at times can be reactive and seemingly obtuse. What we’ve come to realize is that although he’s 5 years old and clearly smart, he is still baby-brained, not unlike a young warmblood. Combine this mental immaturity with teenage bravado and the steady gaits of an older horse and what you get is an enigma. However, as he gets more comfortable with his new life and schooling and his true self emerges from the nebula, we predict that Astrologist is going to be the all-around amateur owner’s dream: athletic (his jump is impressive and his movement is lovely), reliable, dependable, affectionate, with a cute sense of self worth (pass the treats please!) and need for attention. Had we be thinking, we should have checked out his astrological sign the moment he walked on campus - “Taurus” here https://horsenetwork.com/2015/08/finally-horse-zodiac-signs-arrived-whats/. It sums him up to a T. All he needs now is the person with whom his stars align!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline


Barn Name: Eiteljorg
Date of Birth: March 15, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Jazil
Dam: Nanyehi by Cherokee Run
Race Record: 11-2-1-1
Earnings: $17,254
Date of Last Race: 3/17/18

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Eiteljorg

Eiteljorg (pronounced “eye-til-yorj”), a 16.2hh, 2012 gelding, is a true prince. As we’ve already mentioned, he is the half-brother of Yessuh, adopted from the MMSC last fall, and he comes to us from the same owner and breeder. With a pedigree of Cherokee names (he's by Jazil out of Nanyehi by Cherokee Run), the owner decided to name this new colt after Harrison Eiteljorg, an Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist who founded the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, "to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America.” (www.eiteljorg.org) While he is newly off the track and still tight in his body, he has proven to be gallant, kind, athletic, affable, and courteous. He has a natural poise that shines through his actions on the ground, and we are finding the same to be true under saddle. We don’t know yet what he will want to do in a second career, but we do know he will be a wonderful ambassador both for his breed and for the ideals of his namesake wherever he goes.

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Barn Name: King
Date of Birth: February 16, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Lemon Drop Kid
Dam: Cukee by Langfuhr
Race Record: 22-1-4-3
Earnings: $18,793
Date of Last Race: 6/25/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About King

Fivekindsofcrazy is a total misnomer for this very special 16hh, 2013 gelding by Lemon Drop Kid out of Cukee by Langfuhr. To us, he is “King” because of his aristocratic pedigree, his chivalrous character, his grandsire Kingmambo, and finally, because of his uncanny resemblance to his foundational sire the Godolphin Arabian, made famous in Marguerite Henry’s book “King of the Wind”. His eyes are kind, his forehead is broad, his conformation is classic, his movement at liberty is breath-taking. Sold as a $250,000 yearling at the Keeneland sales, we found King at Mountaineer, body-weary and running in cheap claiming races. His joints show wear and tear from the hard road he’s traveled, so although he can definitely have a second career it’s hard to say  how far up the levels he can go. But if you’re looking for a beautiful, intelligent, and generous partner who will take care of you and love you no matter how far you get competitively, King is the one for you. In so many ways, he’s priceless. He’ll win your heart; we know this for sure because he’s won ours.

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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

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

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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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

About Doc

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

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

We found Photo Shoot, a 16.2hh gelding by Giant’s Causeway out of Kreisleriana by Seeking the Gold, at Presque Isle Race Course this summer and were so mesmerized by his elegant looks and demeanor that we had to inquire about his future. A denizen of over 40 starts, he was still running at ten, and…WINNING! Although he seemed unwilling to quit, Photoshoot’s owners agreed that he ought to try a new career and accordingly sent him to us at meet’s end to see if we could find out what job he would choose. He’s elegant and leggy with floating gaits, so our thought is that he might be a spectacular dressage mount. But time will tell. What we know for sure is that he is a proud, competitive, and highly intelligent horse who will need a partner that proves himself or herself worthy to him. When he finds this person, there is no doubt, he will astound!

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Prom Dancer '14

Barn Name: Blossom
Date of Birth: March 22, 2014
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Shackleford
Dam: Prom Dancer by Touch Gold
Race Record: Unraced (has registered work)
Earnings: n/a

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover)

About Blossom

March 19, 2018
Prom Dancer '14 aka "Blossom" is a mare that screams POTENTIAL. Not many of our horses right off the track can trot with impulsion with their noses on the ground, yet Blossom can do it easily at all three gaits. Look at her effortless lead changes, how she tracks up, her lovely turn of foot! Can you imagine what she will be like when she develops a different set of muscles? In addition to being well conformed, balanced and athletic on the flat, Blossom LOVES to jump - video of her free-jumping coming soon! In our estimation this is a mare that could excel at the upper levels of eventing or show jumping. All she needs is the right partner to take her there.

New arrival
Take a look at Prom Dancer ’14, an unraced and unnamed 16.2hh, 2014 mare by Shackleford out of Prom Dancer. We initially nicknamed this newly-arrived mare “Chacha" in honor of her dam and because of her fiery chestnut coat, but her first name was “Blossom", according to the woman who raised her, because she was so lovely and so sweet. It turns out that both names are fitting. This stunning, well-built mare has the grace, balance, and rhythm of a professional dancer, but she has also wowed us with her kindness and her willingness to work and to please. Recently retired from race training due to lack of speed, she’s just matriculated into our program and we are learning all about her. What we know for sure already is that this mare will be impressive in her next career, regardless of what it is, and she will be an utter joy to have in your barn.

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Barn Name: Souza
Date of Birth: April 18, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: First Defence
Dam: Jazz Drummer by Dixieland Band
Race Record: 3-0-0-0
Earnings: $550
Date of Last Race: 5/26/14

About Souza

Souza, a 16.1hh 2010 gelding by First Defence out of Jazz Drummer, is a true character. Give him a stage, and he will dazzle you with his athleticism and comedic horsenality. In fact, he was so precocious when he came to the MMSC from the track two years ago that we thought he was destined for a career in eventing. Indeed his cheeky behavior along with his lithe movement attracted an event rider looking for a promising prospect. She took him home and lovingly dubbed him “Baby Shark,” because of his proclivity to explore everything around him with his mouth. "Baby Shark" did well—getting ribbons in dressage at Devon, and progressing to jumping 2’6”. But as he matured, he came to crave the stage of an arena and the presence of an audience, and he lost all his sparkle when alone on cross country. As a result, Souza is back at the MMSC and in search of his next partner. Souza is confident, curious, and ingenious. His mind is always busy, he has strong opinions, and he amuses everyone he meets by sticking out his tongue. If you’re looking for a dance partner who will put a smile on your face every day, then come meet Souza without delay!

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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

About Titus

Description coming 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
Email: cslally123@gmail.com

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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Little Latin Lulu

Barn Name: Lulu
Date of Birth: February 9, 2013
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.3hh
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:
Email: sunriserstables@gmail.com

About Lulu

"Lulu" is a 5 year old, 16.3 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: