Excited to share updates on one of our favorite retired racehorses – R J Bentley! He is a 4YO gelding by Bernardini out of Shared Account, who won the Breeders’ Cup World Championship Fillies and Mare Turf (GI) just 7 years ago!
R J Bentley is Shared Account’s very first foal, and although he didn’t share his mom’s enthusiasm for racing, he has been retraining for a new career. R J started in May with trainer Nuno Santos, who is also retired from the Thoroughbred industry and specializes in training Thoroughbreds off the track for a second career.
R J is relaxed and happy in his new life! He has months of foundation in flat work and dressage and just started over small jumps last week. Here’s a video of his first jumping lesson:
We are excited to find R J a wonderful forever home where he can continue to learn and grow! He is very athletic and will make a great partner for someone in dressage or jumping. Here’s his transformation from foal to racehorse to life in retraining: