A racing legend needs a little help from his friends and fans to get by. 80-year-old Bill Turner — who trained the great Seattle Slew and is the oldest living Triple Crown-winning trainer — is currently in the hospital after suffering a neck injury while helping out at the Ocala Jockey Club. Event rider Rick Wallace, who has become friends with Bill and his wife Pat Turner, has organized a GoFundMe to help ameliorate some of Bill’s growing medical expenses.
Consider contributing what you can to the GoFundMe and then take a peek at our three OTTB picks of the week:
Who doesn’t want a pretty filly with great hair gracing their barn? Now Thats All looks like she’s all that, really, and she’ll be a real flashy sport horse prospect. She didn’t make much of a racehorse with 6 career starts and no in-the-money finishes, but she’s got a lovely trot and spring in her step. Now Thats All has a sweet demeanor and is looking for a person to call her own.
Located in Collinsville, Illinois.
Garey Park made his way to the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center directly from his owner and race trainer, who wanted to be sure their horse had only the best opportunity at a second career after his 21 races and $50,243 in winnings. Being a Tapit grandson, A.P. Indy is four generations back in his pedigree. This six-year-old is described as having a “busy mind.” He doesn’t have a lot of confidence in his new environment yet, but his caretakers can tell that eventually he’ll thrive in an environment with lots of interesting new questions and challenges as he’s naturally curious and loves learning.
Located in Lexington, Kentucky.
Then again, why restart a horse off the track yourself when you can get your hands on a lovely RRP Makeover graduate? Ziggy Fortune competed in the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover and has seen been trained through Training level eventing. Ziggy is a smart mare — the kind that if you gain her trust and become her person she’ll take you far. And she’s got the scope and speed to do so as well!
Located in Martinsville, Indiana.