Retirement Ceremony Set For Queen Elizabeth’s OTTB

Queen Elizabeth II of the UK has long understood that Thoroughbred racehorses can accomplish a lot of things, both during their time on the racetrack and after; many of her horses have gone on to have dual careers. Her homebred Thoroughbred Barbers Shop was a top-notch National Hunt horse, turned quality show horse, obtaining many championship titles. A retirement ceremony is set for the gelding at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

By Saddlers’ Hall out of Close Harmony – Bustino, Barbers Shop earned £143,000 in National Hunt races before retiring from racing in 2012. With initial retraining by Terry Pendry, the Queen’s stud groom, Barbers Shop was then placed in show training with Katie Jerram-Hunnable.

In his first Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) event, Barbers Shop won, and followed that with many RoR championships. RoR hosts competitions solely for off-track Thoroughbreds, promoting retired racehorses in second careers.

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