RACING WARRIORS



They have charged out of the gates hundreds of times. 
The number of people they have thrilled is countless.
These are the RACING WARRIORS,
Who did their job, sometimes winning, sometimes not,
But always creating the EXCITEMENT of horse racing.
 

 

 

The average Thoroughbred racehorse begins its racing career at the age of 2 and will have approximately twelve lifetime starts. 
The majority of horses will be retired by the age of 5.

A Racing Warrior has been able to race year after year.  Fifty starts requires a tough horse, let alone seventy five, a hundred…or even (gulp) more.  These horses often start at the top of the racing game; but eventually descend to the bottom of the claiming ranks.  Some have earned hundreds of thousands, some only a pittance considering how many times they’ve raced.  These equine athletes are the unsung heroes of the racing industry, they are the Racing Warriors.

 What are the different classifications of horse races?

 

 

The Exceller Fund’s

RACING WARRIOR CAMPAIGN

 

While warriors with more than 100 starts have gone on to new careers, many of these horses will remain as permanent retirees.  These horses are often relatively sound when finally leaving the racetrack; but becaus e of their age and “wear and tear” from long racing careers, they are not as appealing to potential adopters.  Most have competed at numerous tracks, changing owners and trainers multiple times.  Very few of their past connections have any interest in caring for these athletes once they can no longer compete; and many of the organizations working to re-home former racehorses are hesitant to take these warriors because of their limited adoption opportunities.

There are many great organizations out there that are well suited for placing adoptable horses into new careers.  However, many of them are not setup to aid permanent retirees or horses that cannot be moved out of their programs within a short period of time; and that is where we come in, as we often have in the past.  If we do not physically have space for a permanent retiree, we will continue to network and use all of our resources available to find a proper home.  For those that are adoptable, a little more recovery time may be in order prior to placement.  We assist other non-profit organizations in caring for these warriors if our support will give that horse the time needed to successfully transition into a new career or placed into a permanent retirement home.

The Exceller Fund believes these Racing Warriors are especially deserving of a proper retirement from racing, yet are often forgotten; and hence, our urge to step-up for them.  We believe this is the true niche and the future of The Exceller Fund.

Click below to view the official Racing Warrior Campaign video of TEF.

 

 

The Exceller Fund’s

WAR CHEST

The Exceller Fund accepts donations to the War Chest on behalf of Racing Warriors all over the United States.  Funds are restricted for the care of those horses with 50 or more starts in the Exceller Fund program; and also for emergency assistance to approved non-profit organizations aiding a Racing Warrior.

Please join The Exceller Fund’s new Racing Warrior Campaign to see that these horses get the retirement they have EARNED!  Contributions to the War Chest can be made by clicking on the donate button below.

                                                                             

 

 

Thank you to the

Friends of the Racing Warriors!

 

 

 ASPCA  

The Goshen Hill Foundation  

Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement

Patricia and Richard Lenihan

CANTER 

Tarjeta Ranch

After the Finish Line

 

 

 

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Racing Warriors

of The Exceller Fund

Click to view all of the profiles of all Exceller Fund Racing Warriors

 


 
Beaudazzler
 
59 starts
Retired at age 10
$111,763 in earnings
 
1996 Gelding
Beau Genius – Tea and Roses by Fleet Nasrullah
Florida bred
                  
   
Cool Selection
 
73 starts
Retired at age 11
$684,214 in earnings
 
1999 Gelding
War Deputy – Dream Smartly by Smarten
Canadian bred
Partially Sponsored


 

Country Warrior

 

86 starts
Retired at age 10
$387,187 in earnings
 
1999 Gelding
Ghazi - Country Chelsie by Country Pine
Iowa bred 
 
 Euthanized 7/22/12
   
Cumberland Gap
 
161 starts
Retired at age 14
$ 324,375 in earnings
 
1992 Gelding
Allen's Prospect - Never Easy by Nijinsky II
Florida bred
                  
   
Distant Kid
 
68 starts
Retired at age 8
$41,751 in earnings
 
1998 Gelding
Distant View - Take Me Along by Sovereign Dancer
New York bred


 

Eye Pea Oh

 

51 starts
Retired at age 11
$294,385 in earnings
 
1996 Gelding
With Approval – Donttellthefluff by Dixieland Band
Florida bred 
Euthanized 8/2/2013
   
Fax A Freddy
 
77 starts
Retired at age 10
$ 399,583 in earnings
 
1997 Gelding
Cutlass Fax – Honey Bee Pink by Honey Jay
Ohio bred
                  
   
Handsome Jolly Jim
 
134 starts
Retired at age 11
$166,959 in earnings
 
1995 Gelding
Cure the Blues – Burning Wells by Damascus
New York bred


 

Holmdel

 

70 starts
Retired at age 8
$292,296 in earnings
 
1996 Gelding
Housebuster – Onyx by Mr. Prospector Band
Kentucky bred 
Sponsored

   
Itpaystobelate
 
53 starts
Retired at age 7
$ 202,878 in earnings
 
1995 Gelding
Shotiche – Valmet by Dom Alaric (FR)
Canadian bred
Euthanized 3/16/13
                  
   
Jeanies Rob
 
50 starts
Retired at age 8
$419,434 in earnings
 
1996 Gelding
Glitterman – Myrrh’s Gold by Gold Stage
Florida bred


 

Korbyn Gold

66 starts
Retired at age 9
$568,309 in earnings
 
2001 Gelding
Cold Case – Pucker Lips by Pass the Tab
Kentucky bred 
   
Prospector Sally
 
53 starts
Retired at age 7
$ 33,335 in earnings
 
1991 Gelding
Acallade – Super Sally by Noholme 2nd
Maryland bred
                  
   
Raw Roy
 
98 starts
Retired at age 10
$66,450 in earnings
 
2000 Gelding
Roy – Policy Issue by Moscow Ballet
Kentucky bred

 

Reign Girl

86 starts
Retired at age 8
$181,208 in earnings
 
1996 Mare
Reign Road – Touchofexcellence by Rare Performer
Kentucky bred 
Euthanized 9/13/2013


 
Rich in Dallas
 
69 starts
Retired at age 9
$ 73,945 in earnings
 
1995 Gelding
Hurricane Ed – Pixy by Free Space
Arkansas bred
                      
Sash
 
61 starts
Retired at age 7
$96,305 in earnings
 
2000 Mare
Partner’s Hero – Rannygazoo by With Approval
Maryland bred
Sponsored

 

Wild Eye Bill
52 starts
Retired at age 8
$53,800 in earnings
 
1998 Gelding
Alaskan Frost – Stormy Lovenote by Notebook
Florida bred 
  


Ww Conquistador
 
138 starts
Retired at age 11
$374,667 in earnings
 
2000 Gelding
Conquistador Cielo – Lonely Beach by Kennedy Road
Kentucky bred
 
Looney Lionel
 
114 starts
Retired at age 12
$138,684 in earnings
 
2000 Gelding
Lucky Lionel – Pourjedajour by Sky Classic
Florida bred

ADOPTED!

 

Mfazi

99 starts
Retired at age 11
$62,815 in earnings
 
2000 Gelding
Jade Hunter – Sheba Queen by Premiership 
Texas bred

ADOPTED!

         

Double Platinum

92 starts
Retired at age 12
$305,986 in earnings
 
1995 Gelding
  Strike the Gold – Tarnished Gold by Cabrini Green
Kentucky bred
   
Victorious Recall
 
111 starts
Retired at age 10
$248,167 in earnings
 
1997 Gelding
Lordhyexecutioner – Lamartic by Arctic Tern
Canadian bred

Kid Rigo

101 starts
Retired at age 12
$307,042 in earnings
 
1998 Gelding
Summer Squall - Higher Learning, by Fappiano
Virginia bred
 

 

Sonofaqueen

71 starts
Retired at age 9
$357,022 in earnings
 
1994 Gelding
Believe the Queen – Whobeatsgonnabeit by Dancing Count
Maryland bred



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