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Author: Lynn Reardon

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Meet LP’s Tiger

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As a mare, LP’s Tiger is an unusual warhorse! She’s 11 years old and just retired from racing in late 2016. A fan favorite at Penn National, LP’s Tiger was known for her grit and determination. She ran a whopping 141 times, earning $244,676 over her eight years at the track. What’s especially impressive about [...]

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Meet Fiesty Day

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Fiesty Day (registered name looks like typo) is a classic racing warrior! He’s 11 years old and just retired from racing in 2017. A hardworking racehorse, Fiesty Day ran 58 times, earning $219,541 steadily over his many years at the track. Despite his athletic ability Fiesty Day has gentle ground manners. His race trainer used [...]

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Eliza helps Jammer with short serpentines at the Buck clinic.

Meet LOPE Intern Eliza

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Our junior interns will be posting regularly on the LOPE blog. Below is the first post in the series (by Eliza Jones). Eliza is committed to good horsemanship. She has ridden in multiple clinics with Buck Brannaman. Her horse (Jammer) has benefited greatly from Eliza’s dedication, patience and skill as a rider and steward. Welcome, [...]

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Meet Flavor

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Flavor is an incredible racing warrior. He’s 11 years old and just retired from racing in 2017. What an amazing athlete! And yes, Flavor is actually his registered name. Just one word – Flavor. That seems appropriate for a celebrity as big as Flavor (kind of like Elvis). Flavor is a Claiborne homebred, with a [...]

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Sally peacefully passed on Valentines Day, a holiday especially associated with Sally, her sweet heart and her fondness for wearing heart-shaped chapeaus.

In Memoriam: Kissing Sally Falls

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Kissing Sally Falls had a spectacularly unsuccessful racing career. She retired after two races. Sally finished in last place for her first race. In the second race, she passed one horse to finish next to last. That horse had stumbled in the homestretch, allowing Sally to leisurely lope by him. Her race trainer told me [...]

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In Memoriam: Lightening Ball

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Lightening Ball (aka “LB”) won over $300K in 59 races. He was known for hanging back, then surging past the field to sweep the win at the last minute. At age nine, LB was still running in lower level claimers in WV. His original race owners (Bob and Pat Orth) claimed him back to retire [...]

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2016 in Review: A Tale of Two Horses

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As 2016 comes to an end, I want to share a tale of two horses who came to LOPE. Of all the horses this year, these two stories show why we are so passionate about our charitable work — and why we are asking for your continued support of the LOPE horses. The holiday season [...]

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No Stirrups November Challenge 2016

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Take the 2016 No Stirrups November Challenge, and drop your stirrups for LOPE! Improve your riding position, get in shape and have fun with your horse — all while helping the LOPE horses. Here is how it works 1) Find supporters to pledge a dollar amount for each day you ride without stirrups during the [...]

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Lava Man Halter Online Auction

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Lava Man is a famous Thoroughbred racehorse. He won over $5.2M and became a social media sensation after his retirement from racing. Lava Man then became a much-loved pony horse and coach to young racehorses in famous trainer Doug O’Neill’s racing stable. A true class act, Lava Man likes to support racehorse adoption charities (he [...]

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