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Napravnik to Sign Autographs to Benefit the TRF, ‘Olivia’s Herd’

Rosie Napravik

Rosie Napravnik, one of the most successful jockeys in Thoroughbred racing, will be signing autographs at Saratoga Racecourse on Thursday, July 31, 2014 to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s “Olivia’s Herd.” The fifth race on the Saratoga card that day will be named the “Olivia’s Herd” in honor of Olivia Saylor, the late daughter of racehorse owner and breeder Paul Saylor. Saylor is a regular contributor to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. He created the “Olivia’s Herd” Fund in 2011 in Olivia’s memory to provide for the horses in the TRF program which are most in need of special care or feeding because of age or other physical condition.

In Memory of Come Talk to Me

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Come Talk to Me has been a tough horse from the start. After retiring from the track and earning $142,000 in 46 starts over 6 years he wasn’t close to being done. After a short rehab he quickly found an adopter with his good attitude and sturdy legs. For 6 years he and his adopted…

Olivia’s Herd fall update from TRF Farm Manager…

I’ve been visiting these TRF farms since the beginning of 2011 and I’ve come to remember many of the horses personally. I have not noticed such a drastic improvement from year to year or season to season, as I have seen in the Olivia herd horses. Slowly, many of these horses are actually looking better…

Olivia Herd Spring Report

South Carolina: Brother Deputy, Bustin Digits, Come Talk to Me, Country Strut, Dawn’s Swoop, Dime Novel, Essence of a Lady, Play After Dark, Remember Cass, Say Now, Shade the Cat and Winner’s Grin are all doing very well. In early January of this year, we moved Bustin Digits, Say Now and Play After Dark to…

Olivia’s Herd – Year End Report:

After making our autumn inspections and discussion with the farm managers we made some changes in Olivia’s Herd.  Two horses passed on and two other horses were turned out to pasture for general care,  so have of 12/5 we’ve identified four additional horses that would greatly benefit from this program. Since the summer report, Morgan’s…