â€œI am very excited about participating and demonstrating that Thoroughbreds are still the most athletic and intelligent breed of horse,â€ shared Leone. â€œWorking with Dancer has been an absolute pleasure, as nothing compares with the stride, balance and power of a Thoroughbred.â€
On October 5th, the 10 teams will be given a chance to show off what their Thoroughbred has learned in their new discipline. With a total of $10,000 in prize money available to the winners, the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite horse at retiredracehorseproject.org. New Vocations is currently spreading the word to vote for Discreet Dancer in hopes of winning the challenge and thus receiving much-needed funds to help with their ongoing aftercare efforts.
â€œWe feel very blessed to have such a strong team,â€ explained New Vocations Program Director Anna Ford. â€œWe have Discreet Dancer, the talented athlete, paired with an Olympic rider and generously supported by Robsham Stables. If we win the challenge, it would truly be the cherry on top and ultimately would allow us to help more horses retiring from the track.â€