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Behind every great idea is a story. For Kris Snowden and Trevor Shoemaker, the story behind their idea starts in front of a TV, watching a show that provided the fuel for their eventual business. When they went to the racetrack a short time later, a spark was fully ignited and a brand called Purses for Ponies was born.

When Sue Smith met Nkosi Reigns, the only plan was to help his trainer list him on the CANTER Pennsylvania site. More than six years later, “Nkosi” is still part of her family.

A veteran campaigner with 19 wins in 87 starts, Nkosi Reigns had literally crisscrossed the globe in his life. The winner of the Grade 3 Spend a Buck Handicap in 2006, the gelding then went to Dubai for the 2007 winter carnival where he made two starts.

1. What is it? The Man O’ War Project at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is the first-ever clinical research study to determine the effectiveness of equine-assisted therapy and establish guidelines for the treatment of military veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In a career that has seen her work in the racing industry and ride a variety of off-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs), US Equestrian’s Managing Director of Eventing Joanie Morris knows a little something about the breed.

This summer, while preparing for the 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG) taking place in in Tryon, North Carolina, Morris sat down with America’s Best Racing to tell us about her journey to the managing director position, why she loves OTTBs, and some advice for those wanting to get into eventing.

When Elisa Wallace was looking for a new off-track Thoroughbred to bring along, Megan Sanders of Brookwood Sport Horses had the perfect horse in mind.

Sharp Johnny had raced 61 times for nearly $60,000 earnings over a five-year career. Retired after his last race in June 2017, he was looking for a second career and after watching a video clip, Wallace was hooked.

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