Lois Keays
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  • Wiarton, Ontario
  • Canada
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Grey Horses, A Racing Icon & A Chance Encounter

I will preface this story with the advisement I love Thoroughbreds and Thoroughbred Horse Racing. At the age of six I discovered the Kentucky Derby and the subsequent US Triple Crown Races, then the Canadian Queen’s Plate and our own Triple Crown series. This year will mark the 56th Derby I’ve watched. I will…

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Posted on April 1, 2018 at 6:45pm

Canadians at the Retired Racehorse Project/TCA 2015 Makeover Challenge

October 23-25, 2015 saw nearly 200 former Racehorses with a maximum of 9 months of re-training compete at the Makeover Challenge.  The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY hosted this amazing event which formerly had been at Pimlico Race Track in Maryland.  This year, the entries were encouraged from all over the US and Canada, resulting in over 300 original nominees.  …
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Posted on November 10, 2015 at 7:20pm

Greatness on our Doorstep...The Multi-Talented Thoroughbred

At the heart of passion for horses can often be found a Thoroughbred Racehorse.  Vivid recollection of  horse races viewed myopically on a television screen weave their way through equine pursuits as we claim equine partners and pursue dreams of athletic achievement.  The majesty, beauty and determination of every single horse straining his entire being to claim the finish line is a blueprint for the dream of a rider.  Ask any horse lover if they have a favourite race horse and immediately a…

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Posted on February 9, 2012 at 3:13pm — 1 Comment

Second Careers for Ex-Race Horses - My Personal Mission Statement

After much information gathering, speaking to organization leaders, questioning the roles and authorities of racing hierarchy, I’ve realized I need to clarify my position on my own thoughts and goals.

Within every state, province, country and region, there are so many organizations with concepts of helping to resolve the issue of horse slaughter.  Each has its own individual perspective, each seeks funding for their program and unique concept.  We have rescues, adoptions, horse show…

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Posted on January 10, 2012 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

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At 5:35pm on November 26, 2011, Jackie Cochran said…

Your last blog is on the most popular blogs list, congratulations!  And it only took a day, amazing.

I really hope people listen to you. 

 
 
 

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