The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) provides a humane alternative for retired racehorses. They currently care for over 1,800 horses on farms across the country. Some horses are retrained for a second career as show jumpers, companion horses, handicapped riding horses, and even polo horses. Others are provided a dignified retirement.
The driving competition is incredibly tight with two ties at the end of the dressage phase. Chester Weber (USA) and Ijsbrand Chardon (NED) are tied for the silver position and the Netherlands and the United States are tied for the team gold. Boyd Exell (AUS) set a new World Championship record with a faultless dressage score of 30.08, breaking Chester Weber's (USA) previous record of 32.13.
Alisa Anantvoranich from Alltech Thailand gives a tour of the Alltech Around the World Pavilion which highlights some of our many philanthropic and educational projects throughout the world. We select hands on projects that allow us to make a long-term improvement in people's lives.
Pat Day won thousands of races during his long and illustrious career. He had a Kentucky Derby victory with Lil E. Tee in 1992 and he is the all-time leading rider at Keeneland and Churchill Downs. He visited the Rood and Riddle exhibit to speak about his long career and his work with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.
He was nice enough to tell me about his first experience on a horse.