OTTB Success Stories

Here are a couple of examples of OTTBs who have excelled in their new endeavours in eventing. It was October, 2015, and Barbara Burke had just bought out her partners for the dark bay three-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.” A horse racing fan, Burke joined the Overheath syndicate, run by Charles Overland, the year that the group purchased Careless Cousin at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario) yearling sale at Woodbine. The Ontario-sired dark bay cost $33,000 and showed promise as a two-year-old, earning more than $56,000. “We fell in…

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