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It took two days of preliminary competition and a Saturday filled with nearly 50 horses competing in the 10-discipline Finale at the 2022 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, but when the dust settled it was She’s a Bold One who took home the title of Thoroughbred Makeover Champion, sponsored by Churchill Downs.

Jeff Bloom is a Thoroughbred maven, but according to him, the definitions of a genius, a maestro, or a wizard, do not square. He’s a person of humility, and people of humility would never admit to being something like a maven.

That’s what makes him one.

The original Yiddish translation of the word did resonate for him — someone who understands — sparking a wry grin. “You know my grandparents spoke Yiddish, and they came to the states before World War I, as immigrants from Eastern Europe, Russia, and specifically, Ukraine,” he explained.

Pennsylvania-bred Saratoga Jack, a dark bay 9-year-old gelding, is set to debut in his new career at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover on Oct. 12-15 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., where he will be participating in the Dressage discipline.

August was a month of never-ending trouble. When we last left off, Fin was just beginning her stall rest journey and, in total, it lasted for almost four weeks! She blew an abscess from her right front coronary band and I thought we were in the clear. The weather forecast called for rain the next few days, so to be safe I thought I would keep her up until the weather had passed.

America’s Best Racing’s Fan Choice Awards returns for 2022 better than ever with exciting, fresh categories and a sweepstakes that will whisk one lucky fan and a guest to a marquee race of their choosing. Also new for 2022, America’s Best Racing will make a donation on behalf of each Fan Choice Awards winner to a horse-racing related charity of their choosing.

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