OTTB: Careless Cousin

It was October, 2015 and Barbara Burke had just bought out her partners of the dark bay 3-year-old Careless Cousin, convinced the friendly fellow simply did not want to race anymore. “I was torn on what to do,” said Burke, part of the Overheath Stable syndicate at Woodbine Racetrack. “I didn’t want to see him racing at the low-level claiming races for the rest of his life, but I had no idea what to do now that I had my own horse.” Burke, who lives far from Woodbine in Sudbury with her husband Jim Radey and her eight-year-old son Bennett, knew Careless Cousin was sound and had a lot to give in another career. She contacted LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society and in less than two months, Careless Cousin was scooped up by Chloe Duffy, 15, of Duffy’s Equestrian. The gelding, affectionately known as Eddie, is in training for three-day eventing…

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