by Jessica Schroeder, U.S. Trotting Association Outreach
Columbus, OH — Pine Mountain Lady proved there is life after racing, winning the USTA sponsored Speed Pacing Championship on April 9. Horses must stay on gait in this 2×2 racing event; if the horse gallops, they are disqualified.
The event was held at the East Fork Stable in Jamestown, Tenn., at The Speed Racking Group’s second annual Celebration and Trail Ride.
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption was also a sponsor and all proceeds from the weekend were donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Pine Mountain Lady is a 2002 grey mare by Jet Laag out of the Handsome Sum mare Worthy Sum. She made $63,749 over six racing seasons, from age two through seven. She took her lifetime mark of 1:53.1 at age five at Indiana Downs.
Since 1996, the SEP program has worked with off-the-track Standardbreds and their owners to educate the general public on the many disciplines at which Standardbreds excel once they are retired from racing. Programs are now in place for five different disciplines: dressage, driving, endurance, roadster and speed racking.
- USTA sponsors Speed Racking (Friday, February 04, 2011)
The USTA is a 2011 sponsor of the Speed Racking Group Celebration & Trail Ride.