Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Jockey Club Scholarship Applications Open

Calling all college-bound Thoroughbred-lovers! Two academic scholarships are up for grabs from The Jockey Club for college students planning to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry. The $15,000 Jockey Club Scholarship is awarded to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university and The $6,000 Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship is awarded  to a student at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP).

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2020 and the recipients will be announced this summer. Click here for more information and to get those applications in! In the meantime, check out these three ex-racers who are looking for a different career path:

Stelia. Photo via Second Stride.

Stelia (SKIPSHOT – HEMERA, BY MARIA’S MON): 2017 16.0-hand Kentucky-bred mare

Stelia is a relatively clean slate project, having only had three starts and finishing at the very back of the pack each time. She came to Second Stride with a reported right knee issue in the past, but appears completely sound to the crew there thus far. Stelia looks like a a bright, pricked-ears type and has a super sweet disposition and loves to soak up attention. Her nice solid build is nothing to ignore either!

Located in Prospect, Kentucky.

View Stelia on Second Stride Inc.

Tiptappinblues. Photo via Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Tiptappinblues (CONCORD POINT – CARTER’S LADY, BY BANKER’S GOLD): 2012 16.0-hand Indiana-bred gelding

Tiptappinblues is MMSC’s first arrival of 2020! “Jax” retired from racing in 2016 and went on to become a first horse for a teenager, but that teenage recently moved on to college so now Jax is looking for a new person to enjoy time with him. Before coming off the track, he had 25 starts and $21,625 in earning and has no history of injury. Jax has a great training foundation already, some experience jumping, and naturally big, floaty gaits. He’ll make someone new very happy for sure!

Located in Lexington, Kentucky.

View Tiptappinblues on Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Rey Mago. Photo via CANTER KY.

Rey Mago (HAT TRICK (JPN) – PLANETA, BY GIANT’S CAUSEWAY): 2016 15.3-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

Rey Mago is a race-trained but unraced youngster who’s being sold because his owner is downsizing his herd. He’s described as a quiet and gentle gelding who pays attention to his handler — he has a great temperament and a good brain. As he awaits a new home and a new job, he’s been enjoying some relaxing turnout time on his owners farm.

Located in Lexington, Kentucky.

View Rey Mago on CANTER KY.