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Virga’s First Blue Ribbon


virgaVirga was donated to the LOPE Ranch in 2006, where she spent a couple of months letting down from the track after a short and unspectacular racing career. She was a pretty bay filly with a sweet personality, but despite her Seattle Slew bloodlines, her heart just wasn’t in racing. Terron saw her photo on our website and fell in love with her. So she adopted Virga to be her special pet and show-horse prospect – shipping her all the way to Florida. We recently received an update from Terron:

“Virga and I have been to our second horse show and we took our first BLUE RIBBON! This along with our two second place finishes that day. We had a great day! Virga truly shines at the show – she knows that everyone is there to see her! She has definitely made a great transition from the track.”

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