Page 4 - November 2019 Thoroughbred Highlight
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We’ve heard it said many times. Our retired thoroughbreds can go on to a multitude of second careers. And it’s true.
You don’t have to search for long before you  nd success stories of off track
thoroughbreds competing
in the Olympics, champion
during a race or training in the morning.
After eight years, and many memorable on-track
catches, Clyde was retired for a second time and was boarding at the family farm of Sarah Moore, one of
Rob’s fellow outriders at Woodbine.
Sarah’s 13 year old daughter Mack has been riding since she could walk and recently took up the sport of barrel racing learning the ropes with Denise Stoddard and Ericka Dale.
Mack’s young horse at the time “wasn’t working out” so Sarah asked
Rob if Mack could take Clyde to barrel race at a show. The pairing was a success and Mack and Clyde have now been training together for two years. In 2019 the pair enjoyed phenomenal success competing for the  rst time on the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) circuit in Ontario. Together they won many youth and adult divisions along with the year end  nals. Their successes quali ed them for three divisions in the world barrel racing  nals next fall in Georgia where 1200-1500 kids will be competing.
What is interesting about their success is that Clyde is one of only a handful of Thoroughbreds competing in the rodeo sport of barrel racing.
“Clyde is so calm and cool and people can’t believe he is a thoroughbred.” Said Sarah noting that Clyde debunks the stigma about the breed, “Clyde loves the action and always wants to impress which is why he excelled as an outriding horse and now in barrel racing too.” Continued Next Page....
~ Mack & Clyde
Thoroughbreds can barrel race too!
off track thoroughbred hunters, dressage,
and show horses as well as former racing thoroughbreds who are kind and gentle therapy horses.
For the most part
our smart and talented thoroughbreds are willing and able to go onto second disciplines when their careers are complete at the racetrack.
Clyde is one such thoroughbred. In fact this strapping chestnut gelding is now into his second post-racing career and is the pride and joy of his thirteen year old rider, Mack.
Clyde is a homebred
of the noble Eaton Hall Racing and raced under the name Ada Storm for trainer Josie Carroll. After four starts at Woodbine
it was clear that the son of Stormy Atlantic - Nuna (by Cure the Blues) was not interested in a racing career and thus he was
Clyde and
13 year-old
Mack Moore
in barrel
events this
past year.
Mack &
Clyde were
the TIP
program retired. winners
Ada Storm was a
ridgeling so a stud career
proved not to be an option
for him. Woodbine’s lead
Outrider, Rob Love, purchased and gelded the then four year old and brought him back to the track to be his lead pony and gave him a new barn name, Clyde.
Clyde took to his new job immediately and it wasn’t long before he was showcasing his new talent of catching racehorses that had dislodged their riders
in three divisions
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