Friday Video from SmartPak: From Footsore to Fabulous

Remember that severely footsore OTTB that Elisa Wallace picked up last last year? He just made his Novice level debut last weekend at Chattahoochee Hills Summer H.T.!

After some TLC for an old abscess turned infected coffin bone, Play Big a.k.a. “Gamble”, a 2013 Kentucky-bred gelding who last raced in September 2018, is blossoming into the event horse that Elisa had a feeling he could be. Gamble has made a pretty incredible transformation since Elisa loaded him up on her trailer less than a year ago, so make sure you check out his backstory video here.

After running three Beginner Novices, Elisa could tell that Gamble was ready to move up. Two double clear jumping rounds were rewarded with a sixth place finish in a large Open Novice division. Check out the helmet cam of their cross country round below as well.

We hope to see Gamble help Elisa defend her America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred title from the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover later this year!