OTTB: Chrysanthi

Children running around screaming or crawling around under her belly? You could say that is kid’s stuff for Chrysanthi, an eight-year-old grey mare who was retired from racing after nine starts and now the best buddy of two very young girls. Anne-Marie Carrier was looking for an energetic jumping horse when she contacted Second Start Thoroughbreds in Fort Erie, Ontario in 2011. An accomplished rider, Carrier had given up a trio of riding horses when she moved to Montreal, QC and started a family, but she missed having a horse. It didn’t take long to get back in the saddle once Carrier found Second Start on Facebook, a listings service run by Alexis Kacho-Sinke. She was matched up with a recently retired grey four-year-old filly named Chrysanthi who had just made her ninth career start but simply was not fast enough to be successful. Despite seeing only a couple of…

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