The New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park completed its first day of competition Friday, with over 250 contestants from across North America competing in both the hunter and jumper disciplines. All proceeds from the show, which is sponsored by The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), will help rehab, retrain and rehome retired racehorses.
Before the evening events began, over 100 horses were welcomed into the Rolex Stadium. Awards were given honoring the Oldest Thoroughbred (Rat Pack, 28) and the Youngest Thoroughbred (One Last Rose, 3). The Most Recently Raced Thoroughbred went to Fading Away, who ran his last race July 8, 2017 and Most Money Earned went to Twilight Eclipse, who earned $2,103,953. Most Starts went to Military Legend, who raced 87 times, and Highest Price went to Ya Gotta Have Soul, who sold for $775,000 as a yearling.
Events were held in the Broad N’ Gentilly War Horse In-Hand class, the Jay Em Ess Stable $2,500 Junior/Amateur Jumper Stake and the $2,500 Open Jumper Stake, sponsored by Sarah and Bob Reeves. The Open Jumper Stake Champion was Satins Angel, shown by Alexa Lee.
Competition will Saturday, Sept. 9, with the hunter, jumper and pleasure competition. The all-Thoroughbred horse show will conclude competition with The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program Championships, which will be held Sunday, Sept. 10. For more information and to view a full list of winners, visit New Vocations’ website here.