The countdown to the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by MARS Equestrian, is in full force now! Since the entry list was released, we have a look at the full Thoroughbreds who will be contesting the event. You’ll recognize some of the names as now five-star veterans and others as making their debut at the level.
- Bogue Sound (Jessica Phoenix)
- Cecelia (Daniela Moguel)
- Glenfly (Marcelo Tosi)
- Indy 500 (Andrea Baxter)
- Jak My Style (Buck Davidson)
- Johnny Royale (Joe Meyer)
- Paddy the Caddy (Erin Sylvester)
- Tactical Maneuver (Ashley Johnson)
- Tight Lines (Will Coleman)
- Unmarked Bills (Chris Talley)
- Willingapark Clifford (Hazel Shannon)
Keep it locked on EN for much, much more Kentucky coverage including bios on each of these Thoroughbreds courtesy of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Nation’s Kristen Kovatch. It’s clear that the Thoroughbred still remains a mainstay of the upper levels. Looking for a prospect of your own? Here are three great finds:
This gorgeous gray isn’t just a pretty pony — he’s a serious athlete who has achieved war horse status with 54 career starts and close to $200,000 in earnings. Political Farce came to MidAtlantic Horse Rescue straight from his track connections who want to see him go on to be successful in a second career. This fellow is a forward ride and has already shown that he’s brave and eager to the jumps. Once he figures out how to loosen up and work through his back he’s going to be a stunning mover as well. The MAHR staff think he’ll well suited to eventing with his sturdy build, bravery, and good brain.
Located in Warwick, Maryland.
With his fun-loving personality and easy-going demeanor, “Ed” is a barn-favorite at New Vocations. He’s a laid back guy who gets along well with other horses and really enjoys attention from people as well. Ed is a consummate professional who has a been-there-done-that attitude and really tries to please his rider. He goes well both inside and outside of the arena and has lovely gaits.
Ed raced 34 times and earned over $86,000 in his career on the track. His last race was at the end of August last year and during that race suffered a tendon injury. Thankfully, Ed was given the appropriate rest and rehab time and is fully recovered and cleared to resume training. He should have no limitations in a second career. His last set of ultrasounds, taken in early March, are available to for approved adopters to view.
Located in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.
As you may have guessed based on the name, “Billy” is indeed a mare. She also happens to be a super-sweet one at that. Billy is a relatively new acquisition of Friends of Ferdinand and is just starting out in the program, but the staff is already loving her friendly personality. Within her first couple of rides she’s shown enviable movement and the potential to go in any direction. She is lightly raced wth only five starts.
Located in Indiana.