Kid Rigo was initially brought to the attention of The Exceller Fund when we were contacted by a racing fan who was concerned about the fate of this Racing Warrior (with over 80 starts at the time) back in 2009. At that time, we were able to reach out to the current owner, a woman who also worked within the Thoroughbred racing industry. She assured us that the horse was safe. When his career finally ended (with 101 starts), several folks told her to simply get rid of him. She absolutely refused and made all of the necessary arrangements to have him cared for.
Fast Forward to 2013; the owner has now reached out to The Exceller Fund for help. Due to her hectic travel schedule for work, she is very concerned about the attention and care Kid Rigo is receiving when she is away for months at a time. Her decision to turn him over to The Exceller Fund has been a tough one, but in the end it is in the best interest of the horse and that is all she cares about. We are honored to offer Kid Rigo the retirement he has earned and appreciate his owner looking out for him. His breeder, the late Paul Mellon, who always cared deeply for his horses, would be thrilled to learn that this horse will live out his days in safety.