Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Congrats to the 2019 TIP Performance Award Winners!

Daryl Kinney and Rosie’s Girl are the TIP eventing champions at the Advanced/CCI3*/4* level. Photo by Carla Duran for Brant Gamma Photography.

Late last week, the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) announced the winners of their 2019 Performance Awards! These awards recognize the achievements of off-the-track Thoroughbred in their second careers as they accumulate at shows of their chosen discipline throughout the year. We’d like to congratulate the following horses and riders who were crowned champions in their respective divisions:

  • Advanced/CCI3*/4*: Rosie’s Girl and Daryl Kinney
  • Intermediate/ CIC** / CCI**: Son Ofa Prince (shown as Legal Limit) and Kathy Cain
  • Preliminary / CIC* / CCI*: Son Ofa Prince (shown as Legal Limit) and Kathy Cain
  • Modified: Shootmetothemoon and Eliza Herman
  • Training: Judge’s Daughter (shown as Tall Tale) and Adriana Nannini
  • Novice Central: Rojo de Oro (shown as Beau Tie) and Erin Roane
  • Novice East: Struck by Luck (shown as FGF Struck by Luck) and Isabella G Sparks
  • Novice West: Silent Strike and Kayla DeHart
  • Beginner Novice Central: Gypson Hills and Kirsten Raab
  • Beginner Novice East: Shelly’s Cider (shown as Southern Cider) and Jessica Brown
  • Beginner Novice West: Skyrise Summer and D Gloeckner
  • Pre-Beginner Novice Central: Fantastic Flair and Lori A Mullin
  • Pre-Beginner Novice East: Implicit and Doris A Hoppers
  • Pre-Beginner Novice West: Dealership and Tracie M Coleman
  • Other: Bazillion Bells and Kaitlin A Bell
  • Junior: Struck by Luck (shown as FGF Struck by Luck) and Isabella G Sparks

If racking up some points and having the opportunity to earn a little extra satin every year sounds enticing to you, then maybe you want to get in on the OTTB game too? It’s just one of the many perks of owning a horse off-the-track! Here are three available horses to get you started:

Carmine’s Honor. Photo via New Vocations Racehorse Adoption.

Carmine’s Honor (TO HONOR AND SERVE – BLUE HENNESSY, BY HENNESSY): 2015 16.0-hand New York-bred gelding

After a racing career of 20 starts that saw $61,645 earned, Carmine’s Honor was retired from racing with a small fetlock chip that was subsequently removed. The chip caused no residual damage and “Rizzo,” as he’s known around the barn, should have unlimited potential in a second career. Rizzo is a spunky and personable gelding who really enjoys life and absolutely adores being groomed and loved on!

Located in Xenia, Ohio.

View Carmine’s Honor on New Vocations Racehorse Adoption.

Stella Cavallo. Photo via Second Stride Racehorse Adoption.

Stella Cavallo (PURIM – GLITTERATION, BY GLITTERMAN): 2010 16.3-hand Kentucky-bred mare

This tall girl last raced in 2014 and then made her second career as a broodmare at a breeding farm. She was then retired from that career when she could no longer get in foal. Stella Cavallo hadn’t bee ridden in many years prior to arriving at Second Stride, but was a perfect lady for her first time back under saddle in a long time. With pricked ears, she looks pretty happy to happy a job again too!

Located in Prospect, Kentucky.

View Stella Cavallo on Second Stride Inc.

Lucky Mesquite. Photo via the Retired Racehorse Project Horse Listings.

Lucky Mesquite (LUCKY PULPIT – MESQUITE, BY HUDDLE UP): 2015 16.3-hand California-bred gelding

“Hudson” is a sweet and athletic gelding with a willing personality and he’s looking for a person to call his own! Hudson has had a nice long let down after his last race, which was in August 2019, spending until February of this year turned out. He’s since been restarted by hi current owners, who are taking their time and making sure they’re putting in correct groundwork and helping him to develop a solid foundation.

Located in Exeter, California.

View Lucky Mesquite on the Retired Racehorse Project Horse Listings.