Article by Sarah Coleman
This past October, thousands of people descended on the Bluegrass to celebrate the arrival of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. But the weekend before the two-day event was held at Keeneland Racecourse, the Kentucky Horse Park was the place to be to kickoff the Breeders’ Cup Festival, a week-long, city-wide celebration of Lexington and its equestrian heritage that included concerts, art shows, cooking and racing-specific events. In addition to hosting the annual Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event, the Park was also home to the inaugural Thoroughbred Makeover. Needless to say, the Park was packed with horses, riders, owners and fans from around the country.
Though it would seem like a logistical nightmare to compete horses in both events, run by different show managers, one young trainer got it done in style. Here’s how.