Success Stories

Triumph from Tragedy: French Quarter

Last Foal from Rescued Mare Races Saturday, 03/07/2015 at Gulfstream


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Howard Walton’s French Quarter is scheduled to make his 15th lifetime start and fifth at Gulfstream Park in Saturday’s 11th race, a six-furlong optional claimer for older horses on the main track.


Legends Way

Legends Way

Roxanne Moore wasn’t looking for a horse.
She had been around them all her life, took riding lessons until she was 16, and bought her first horse as soon as she landed her first job.
“I’d been there done that,” Moore recalled. “But that all changed when I met Legends Way. After two, three rides…we didn’t need to find him a home. He was mine.” Click here for more photos.
Moore, a native of England who volunteers at Hidden Acres Equestrian, a foster member of the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement & Adoptive Care Program (TRAC), was riding and retraining some of the retired thoroughbreds when Legends Way came to the program.

Royal Crown Cat – Rowdy

In the quiet charm of Mount Dora, on a piece of property that borders the Ocala National Forest, the retired chestnut Royal Crown Cat – Rowdy, as he’s become known – has turned a little girl’s dream into reality. See more photos here.

Spanish Fortune

It can be said that Spanish Fortune, a beautiful bay gelding, has always kept the best of company.

During his racing career, the Florida-bred son of Spanish Steps competed against some of the top thoroughbreds in the country. In fact, Spanish Fortune’s past performance line includes a third-place finish in 2009 at Gulfstream Park behind Dunkirk, who would go on to finish second in the Florida Derby (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1).