Night Fight

From Show Horse
To auction horse

July 2018.

 

When we saw the video of a crippled thoroughbred being lead through the ring at Cranbury Auction house, we knew we had to act, and purchase him. The man leading him through the auction, who knew him well, said he was an ex-jumper and needed to be rescued. We put together Night’s story, thanks to first getting a positive tattoo ID. His name is Night Fight, a 16 y/o thoroughbred gelding. He raced 13 times, mostly at Penn National and retired in 2006 with 13 starts, 3 wins and $33,399 in earnings. Night was a faithful horse to many a rider, and always did his job safely and with heart. He brought pleasure (and ribbons) to all that knew him. There wasn’t a fence he wouldn’t jump. Those jumps lead to degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis and arthritis. Since Night needed an easier lifestyle, he was given away to a family in PA in the fall of 2017. As best we can tell, that family sent him to New Holland auction on 01/08/2018, where the Cranbury crew bought him and brought him to New Jersey. Night will now have the retirement and dignity he deserves. We knew Night’s story must be told, and bring awareness to the 100’s of horses just like him that are at risk of being sent to auction every day.

 

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