We believe providing aftercare for thoroughbreds is vitally important, and we are committed to assisting horses we have bred, raised, or sold in their transition from racing or breeding. We work diligently to ensure these horses have a soft landing and whenever possible, the opportunity at a second career.

Below are a few of the horses we have helped retire or rehome in recent years.

If you or anyone you know has a horse that Hinkle Farms bred, raised or sold that is in need of aftercare assistance, please contact our office.

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Bourbon City

Bourbon City is a 2013 gelding by City Zip out of Sister Marilyn. He was bred, raised, and sold by Hinkle Farms. He has a record of 2-1-1 in 26 starts with earnings of $29,163.

In 2018 we assisted with his retirement and connected him with trainer Sarah Shade in Georgetown, KY.  Less than five months after his last race, he competed in the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project where he placed 8th (out of 96!) in the jumper division.  He is currently eventing in the South East with his adoring new owner.  

Photo from M. C. Gilbert

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Bro Stroll

Bro Stroll is a 2013 gelding by Stroll out of Dami. Bro Stroll was bred, raised, and sold by Hinkle Farms.

We maintained contact with his racing connections and offered to help retire him in the spring of 2019.  Bro Stroll currently resides on the farm and is enjoying some R&R before beginning his second career. 

Thank you to his trainer James Dimmett for retiring this sweet fella' with us and giving him a shot at a new career! 

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Casual Feat

Casual Feat was born in 1998 and is by His Ginger out of Cozzene.  She was bred and raced by Hinkle Farms. She won the GIII Regret S. at Churchill downs in 2001 and earned nearly $180,00 in her 13 starts. She was retired to be a broodmare in 2002 and produced several foals for her breeders before being sold in November 2010.

We kept track of her and stayed in touch with her new owners in Louisiana. We offered her a home after her broodmare days were over, and in 2018 she was shipped back to us.  Casual Feat arrived in September of 2018 and lives on the farm with fellow retirees. 

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Hazards of Love

Hazards of Love was born in 2007 and is out of Wild Rush.  He is from the only crop of the remarkable Saint Liam.

A true war-horse, he made 75 starts, hitting the board 56 times with a record of 26-18-12 and earnings of $565,758. He found his niche with owner Maggi Moss and trainer Tom Amos between 2013 and 2016.  He was retired by Moss to his first home at Hinkle in April 2016.

He competed in the Paul Frazier show at the Kentucky Horse Park in March of 2017 where he won his division.  Hazards of Love now resides at Hinkle Farms with several other resident retired horses and will have a home here for the rest of his days!

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Merger is a 2002 gelding by Mr. Greeley out of Toledo Queen (IRE). We bred and sold him as a yearling in 2003 at the Keeneland September Sale. He was sent to Europe where he was twice graded stakes placed and three times listed stakes placed.  He came back to the states in 2005 and made several more starts before retiring in 2006.

He was owned by a family in Florida from 2008 until 2019 when they reached out asking if we could provide a home for Merger as he was getting older and struggling to stay sound. Merger has done lots of hacking and low level dressage. Since June of 2019 he resides at Hinkle Farms with fellow retirees, enjoying lots green grass and rolling hills!

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Sail Maker

Sail Maker is a 2011 gelding by Malibu Moon out of Skipper Tale and was bred by Hinkle Farms. In his 20 lifetime starts he had a record of 4-5-2 and earnings of $84,034.

We purchased him off the track in November 2016 and brought him back to the farm where he spent nearly nine months recuperating before starting his new career.  In August of 2017 he began training with Sarah Shade in Georgetown, KY, where he quickly became a barn favorite. This gentle giant proved a very willing partner, and it was not long before he caught the eye of an adoring new owner and found his forever home.

Sail Maker currently lives in Lexington, KY with his doting owner and several other OTTB buddies!

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Stand Up Stand Out

Stand Up Stand Out is a 2014 gelding by Proud Citizen out of Special One. He earned $32,417 with a record of 4-0-2 in 20 starts.  He was bred by Hinkle Farms and Ben Kessinger and sold as a yearling at Keeneland September 2015.

After making one start in 2019, we contacted his trainer in New Mexico and offered to purchase him for retirement. We got him back to the farm in January and connected him with trainer Sarah Shade.  Together they won his first ever recognized event in May at the KY Horse Park Maydaze horse trials.

Stand Up Stand Out is the definition of a gentle giant. We are thrilled he's back in Kentucky and loves his new job!

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Sua Sponte

Sua Sponte is a 2012 gelding by US Ranger out of Dami.  He made 16 starts and earned $29,527 on the track.

After selling him as a yearling in 2013, we followed his career and facilitated his retirement to New Vocations in 2017. When the veterinary team there determined he needed some R&R, we welcomed him back to our farm for seven months before returning him to the New Vocations team in January of 2018. He was adopted in July of 2018 and currently lives in Augusta, KY.

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Two Across (IRE)

Two Across (IRE) is a 2010 mare by Cape Cross (IRE) out of Two Clubs (GB).  Hinkle Farms purchased Two Across (IRE) as a broodmare prospect in 2014.  After several years of struggling to conceive and carry a foal to term, we decided this lovely girl wasn't suited to the broodmare life.

She is still owned by the Hinkles and currently resides at Shadey Hill Farm in Georgetown, KY where she is in regular training as a sport horse. She is lightly worked six days a week and occasionally competes; however, she spends the majority of her time turned out with four other ponies that she adores.

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