Good-Bye, But Not Forgotten
Mr. Stein (Stein)
Stein was a gorgeous 2012, 16 hand, dark bay (nearly black!) Thoroughbred, gelding. Mr. Stein is by Einstein (BRZ) winner of more than $2 million and out of the Dynaformer mare, Heartache Dyna. This impeccably bred gelding did well on the racetrack and last raced September 1, 2018 at Arlington Park retiring with over $48k in earnings from 25 starts. Stein was rescued by the ILEHC in early 2019 from a kill pen in Stroud, Oklahoma. Stein was one of the unfortunate victims of his owner's mass disposal of racing and breeding stock. Unfortunately, only a few of more than 40 suspected horses that were sold to slaughter by this owner were able to be recovered from slaughter auctions or feedlots. Thankfully, the ILEHC was able to step up to rescue this beautiful, sweet, sound, and kind gelding. ILEHC lost Stein to a pasture accident in mid-February 2020, way too soon.
Amo Ebaci (Amo)
Amo was a 2000, 16.1 hand, dark bay, Thoroughbred gelding. Amo retired from racing in June of 2010 with nearly $170k in earnings from only 45 starts! Amo is clearly an exceptional athlete that is certainly most deserving of a new life and career as a pleasure horse! Amo came to the ILEHC as part of a herd of horses relinquished by their owner who was no longer able to adequately care or feed horses. Amo was moderately underweight at that time, however, in just a few short months, he was completely restored to excellent weight and health. Amo was as classy as they come, he showed his class on the track and at the ILEHC barn.
Fading Light (Faye)
Faye was a 2004, 16.1 hand, bay, Thoroughbred mare. Following a successful career as a racehorse, Faye retired in October of 2009 with 3 wins out of 21 starts and earnings just over $50,000.
Silver Option (Lulu)
Lulu was a 1997, 16 hand, dark bay Thoroughbred mare with an interesting story. The ILEHC rescued Lulu on June 6 from a kill pen at the Shipshewana Livestock auction in Shipshewana, Indiana. Lame and in obvious distress, Lulu had already been purchased by well known kill buyer Jaron Gold by the time the ILEHC arrived at the auction. Nonetheless, the ILEHC was able to broker a deal with Gold to purchase this mare to spare her what would have been tremendous suffering during the long journey to a Canadian slaughter plant. She exhibited classic signs of laminitis. Shortly after arriving at the ILEHC it was also discovered that Lulu was carrying a foal and, on April 15, 2010, she delivered a very handsome dark bay colt (Taxi or Magna Fortuna). The ILEHC learned that Lulu was actually a registered daughter of Silver Hawk and her little colt was sired by champion Magna Graduate.
Do Not Pass (Pass)
Pass was a 2000, bay, 16 hand, Thoroughbred mare. Pass retired from racing in 2008 having earned almost $43k in 55 starts. Pass came to the ILEHC as part of a herd of horses relinquished by their owner who was no longer able to adequately care or feed horses. Pass was very much underweight at that time, however, in just a few short months, she has been completely restored to excellent weight and health. Pass is a total sweetheart and has no soundness issues or stable vices. Pass was adopted by Megan and expired due to an unfortunate and misdiagnosed injury.
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