PA bred A Lady Called Max, owned by Daunine Hoenemier

Thoroughbreds Shine in the Rolex Stadium During the New Vocations Hunter Derby

Sept. 10, 2017 – Lexington, KY – The New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show completed its second day of competition at the Kentucky Horse Park with over 50 classes showcasing retired Thoroughbred racehorses. All proceeds from the show, which is sponsored by The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), will help rehab, retrain and rehome retiring racehorses.

Competition in the Walnut Arena included classes for horses and riders just learning the ropes of horse showing as well as classes featuring horses that were adopted from racehorse rehoming organizations. Two of the most-contested classes in this ring were the Broad N’ Gentilly War Horse Pleasure Classes, sponsored by Phil and Anne Creek. The horses who entered these classes had won over $100,000 or raced 50 times or more, proving beyond a doubt that these horses still have much to give when they retire from the racetrack.

Winner of the War Horse English Pleasure Walk/Trot was PA bred A Lady Called Max, owned by Daunine Hoenemier of Paris, KY. Winner of the War Horse English Pleasure Walk/Trot Canter was MD bred Saturday at Ten aka Wahoo HEQ, owned by Jodie Wanenmacher of Georgetown, KY.

Competition in the Rolex Stadium featured hunter, jumper and pleasure classes, as well as new additions to the show lineup of hunter hack and western pleasure classes. The highlight of the evening was the New Vocations Junior/Amateur Hunter Derby, sponsored by Louise and Leonard Riggio, and the New Vocations Open Hunter Derby, sponsored by Homewrecker Racing. A total of 57 horses vied for the Championship title under the lights in one of the most iconic venues in the country.

Winner of the Open Hunter Derby was PA bred Felton, shown by Susan Sisco of Stanford, CT.  In his former career Felton raced only 4 times with $700 in earnings. Reserve Champion went to FL bred Pink Magic, shown by Meg McTiver of Johnstown, OH.  Pink Magic raced 5 times with over $30,000 in earnings and upon retirement went through New Vocations aftercare program.

The Junior/Amateur Hunter Derby winner was KY bred Irascibull, shown by Jenna Drago of Ravenna, OH.  In his former career Irascibull raced 9 times with over $16,000 in earnings. Reserve Champion went to NY bred Lia’s Wish aka Summer Nights, shown by Heather Steele of Woodstock, GA.  Lia’s Wish raced 10 times with over $600 in earnings.

Competition will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 10, with the inaugural The Jockey Club T.I.P. Championships in the Rolex Stadium.

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