Second-Career Racehorses

Caring for the American Quarter Horse while racing and when they come off the track to be a retired racehorse.

Second Career Star SCS Shenoshowtofly, a dark bay nearly black horse, image shows two pictures, on left is the horse as a racehorse, and the right is the horse as a leadline competitor, standing with her owner at her head, and a small girl sitting on her back in a western saddle.

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The American Quarter Horse is known around the world for its versatility, athleticism and gentle temperament. These traits make off-the-track Quarter Horses uniquely suited for second careers once they retire as racehorses.

These retired racehorses are in high demand for many purposes, including barrel racing, rodeo, roping, horse shows, jumping, dressage, ranching and trail riding. An educated horseman can transition a retired racehorse to a second career where many have gone on to be highly successful, competing to the highest levels of competition, such as the Farnam AQHA World Championship Show or the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Below find more about second-career racehorses

April 14, 2024 | Racing , Racing
A Grade 1 runner continues to enjoy a life of luxury and prepares for a new career.
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Juggling multiple careers, this breeding stallion is also a world-class racehorse and show horse.
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From stakes runner to World Show competitor in a year’s time.
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This former racehorse is now a movie star.
May 21, 2023 | Racing , Racing
Four second-career racehorses are helping jumpstart youth careers.