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Thoroughbred Talk with Jessica Phoenix

We didn't get to meet Jessica Phoenix – Phoenix Equestrian Team after dressage on Friday… but we loved chatting with her today after Bogue Sound's clear cross-country with just time penalties! Kentucky-bred OTTB "Bogie" had quite the homecoming to the bluegrass, moving the pair up to 16th place going into show jumping. Jessica shares everything she loves about Bogie, including an adorable story about him interacting with her kids!Visit the Retired Racehorse Project on Facebook for more Thoroughbred rider interviews from #LRK3DE.

Posted by Retired Racehorse Project on Saturday, April 27, 2019

At this year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, we saw all nine of the Thoroughbreds that left the start-box on cross country day gallop through the finish flags and go on to complete the show jumping the next day. That’s a testament to the breed’s heart and hardiness.

Our friends at the Retired Racehorse Project were at the finish line on cross country day and caught up with each of our Thoroughbred riders after their rounds, all of which had nothing but amazing things to say about their fantastic mounts. Catch Jessica Phoenix‘s interview above and hear what she has to say about how much her Kentucky-bred OTTB Bogue Sound enjoyed galloping around the bluegrass again plus a super-sweet story about how much he loves Jess’ daughter!

You can catch all of the rider interviews on the Retired Racehorse Project’s Facebook page and if you’re looking for a Kentucky-bred of your own, check out these three prospects:

Scottsgold. Photo via CANTER PA.

Scottsgold (MIDAS TOUCH (GB) – SCAT’S LASSIE, BY SCAT DADDY): 2015 15.2-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

It’s a bit hard to believe that this hunk of a horse is actually only 15.2-hands high, as his big-bonded build and powerful presence seem to make him look much larger in photos. Despite his height, his large barrel means he’ll take up the leg of a wide variety of riders and his nice hind end hints at good jumping ability. Scottsgold is lightly raced with just four starts. It’s important to note that Scotttsgold did not finish his last race, which was in September last year, and was vanned off the track. He seems no worse for the wear, however, and quite fresh in his jog video! His grooms adore his personality and he has a sweet face to go right along with it.

Located in Grantville, Pennsylvania.

View Scottsgold on CANTER PA.

Post Rock. Photo via CANTER CA.

Post Rock (ROCK HARD TEN – DOMINIQUE’S SHOW, BY THEATRICAL (IRE)): 2013 16.2-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

Here is a solid horse ready for a new career after moderately successful career with 36 starts on the track. This tall, dark, and handsome gelding jogs a lot more uphill than he appears in his conformation photos and it looks like he has the potential to develop into a really nice mover. Despite some odd markings on his left hind, Post Rock has no reported injuries and has remained sound throughout his racing career.

Located in Golden Gate Fields in Northern California.

View Post Rock on CANTER CA.

Jenna J. Photo via CANTER IL.

Jenna J (ARCHARCHARCH – WHITE NILE, BY UNBRIDLED’S SONG): 2014 15.3-hand Kentucky-bred mare

Is this little dappled filly not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? At three-years-old, Jenna J stands between 15.3 and 16.0-hands right not and still has some growing to do. She looks like she’s going to mature into an absolutely stunning mare and that shoulder on her hints at some hidden talent for jumping. Jenna J has spent the winter hanging out at her trainers farm and proved to be an easy keeper. She’s now back on the track and in training. In her seven career races so far she’s already won two!

Located at Fairmount Park Race Track in Collinsville, Illinois.

View Jenna J on CANTER IL.