Beyond the Blinkers

Esther Marr commentary on Thoroughbred retirement, aftercare, and interesting stories

June 2011 - Posts

Thoroughbred Retirement Spotlight: Renassaince Rescue

Many may wonder what possessed Barb Hutchison to make Thoroughbred rescue her life mission, having not grown up around the industry. But for her, all it took was one look into the eyes of a slaughter-bound Thoroughbred at Fairmount Park to turn her whole world upside down. Renaissance Rescue , a 75-acre facility located south of St. Louis in Farmington, Mo., was founded by Hutchinson shortly after... Read More

Happy Summer!

Greetings from Al, the turkey vulture that decided to hang out on the window sill at my Blood-Horse office this morning! Needless to say, I was quite surprised to see this large bird come swooping over to visit me as I was writing stakes recaps this morning and had to share this funny photo. I apologize for being MIA the last couple weeks. It’s been extremely busy time for me during this Triple Crown... Read More

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