January 2017 - CARMA Graduates

Racers well on track for new lives.

The California Retirement Management Account, aka CARMA, has helped more than 100 Thoroughbreds transition from the racetrack into the next stage of their life.

Here are three success stories:

Oso Smart

This bay son of Curlin participated in the Retired Racehorse Project 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover.  Under the care of CARMA Aftercare Partner, Neighsavers, Oso Smart showed in dressage and jumpers classes. He was one of the lucky Thoroughbreds to find a forever home at the show. He and his new owner have dreams of competing in the Paralympics.

Utopian

Our Graded Stakes Winner, Utopian, was saved by the generosity of his veterinarian, who donated a live-saving surgery and CARMA taking a special interest in his unique circumstances. While he recovered well, this 9-year-old decided he would much rather enjoy life as a permanent retiree with our Aftercare Partner, Humanity For Horses.

Uluckydevil

With his incredibly sweet personality and unique appearance, our lovable one-eyed wonder has a second career as a therapy horse at CARMA Aftercare Partner - Square Peg Foundation. He helps children and adults with special challenges find their strengths by giving every visitor a hug when he meets them.  


For more information, visit www.carma4horses.org.