The world’s largest competition for recently retired racehorses will take place this weekend in Lexington, Ky, when the Kentucky Horse Park plays host to the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. The event is presented by the Thoroughbred Charities of America.

Among the hundreds of entries at this year’s event are 14 Maryland-breds. They’ll compete in a variety of disciplines from October 11-14.

Makeover Class of 2023:

Alys Great Notion, 2017 mare by Great Notion - Black Tie Aly, by Black Tie Affair

Breeder: Donald K. Dean

Trainer: Bridget Gulick, Junior from Virginia

Disciplines entered: Dressage

Bandfromthebar, 2019 gelding by Bandbox - Tiz Elusive, by Tiznow

Breeder: James F. Thames

Trainer: Amy Dalrymple, Amateur from Colorado

Disciplines entered: Eventing and Dressage

Belfour, 2014 gelding by Super Saver - Northern Babe, by Polish Numbers

Breeder: J.D. Stuart

Trainer: Angelina Rosenthal, Junior from Maryland

Disciplines entered: Eventing and Show Jumping

Feature Act, 2017 gelding by Girolamo - Piano Bar, by Carson City

Breeder: Robert T. Manfuso

Trainer: Tess Bugbee, Junior from Pennsylvania

Disciplines entered: Show Hunter and Dressage

Goldie's Boy, 2018 gelding by Seville (GER) - Pagan Princess, by Oratory

Breeder: Bob Sowder

Trainer: Morgan Hayden, Professional from Delaware

Disciplines entered: Show Jumper and Show Hunter

Hazels Little Man, 2018 gelding by Despite the Odds - Hazel Eyed Girl, by Wildcat Heir

Breeder: Jagger Inc. & Run to Win Stable

Trainer: Julianna Bona, Amateur from Pennsylvania

Disciplines entered: Barrel racing and Freestyle

Little Bold Bandit, 2018 gelding by Great Notion - Onearmedbandit, by No Armistice

Breeder: No Guts No Glory Farm

Trainer: CC Forgione, Professional from Maryland

Discipline entered: Competitive Trail

Littlebitamedal, 2015 gelding by Violence - Littlebitabling, by Carson City

Breeder: Angie Gail Moore

Trainer: Sabrina Moore, Amateur from Maryland

Discipline entered: Competitive Trail

Maryland Pride. 2014 gelding by Hard Spun - Katherine'skadence, by Mr. Greeley

Breeder: Sagamore Farm

Trainer: Jocelyn Brooks

Disciplines entered: Eventing and Show Jumper

Ninetynine Excuses. 2018 gelding by Super Ninety Nine - Bahala, by Not For Love

Breeder: Karen Marie Zeiler

Trainer: Caitlan Brooks

Disciplines entered: Field Hunter and Show Jumper

Road Abroad. 2018 gelding by Quality Road - Love Abroad, by Hard Spun

Breeder: Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds LLC

Trainer: Ashley Duvall, Amateur from Indiana

Disciplines entered: Eventing and Show Hunter

Scintillio. 2019 gelding by Uncle Lino - Glitterati, by Quality Road

Breeder: Germania Farms, Inc.

Trainer: Chloe Pleune, Junior from Maryland

Disciplines entered: Eventing and Show Jumper

Seany P. 2016 gelding by Nicanor - The Great Tyler, by Doneraile Court

Breeder: Timothy J. Rooney

Trainer: Robin Petrasek, Professional from Maryland

Disciplines entered: Dressage and Freestyle

Still Having Fun. 2015 gelding by Old Fashioned - Casual Kiss, by Dehere

Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. Charles McGinnes & Tim Keefe

Team: MAHR Still Having Fun in Delaware; Morgan Hayden, Professional (captain); Natalie Holdren (Junior)

Disciplines Entered: Competitive Trail and Dressage

To watch the events or view the full list of Makeover entries, visit TheRRP.org.

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