What a lucky horse VELOCITY IMPACT is and we can report he is living an amazing life. A huge thank you goes to Deirdre Stein.
VELOCITY IMPACT was bred on Newhaven Park in NSW (one of Australia’s leading thoroughbred nurseries) and went on to Victoria to race however was not successful and sold to Julia Creek in North Queensland again unsuccessful. We are not sure from there what happened but was found at Burpengary Sales.
Sharon Lenton was notified about a horse in Queensland and asked if The Thoroughbred Club could help. A plea went out to Queensland followers but unfortunately not one cent could be raised. (Note: 3 other horses had been purchased by very kind followers & friends). Sharon decided to buy VELOCITY out of her own funds (and the kindness of a few NSW friends). Then started the journey of coordinating him out and to find his forever home. Help came his way.
VELOCITY went for a long spell to recover from his ordeal. He was retained by Deidre and now is leased to Kate Sedgley – a young girl who loves him and they are making a great partnership here. He is a lovely natured horse, very quiet to ride and handle. VELOCITY learns very quickly and has a good safe future in front of him now.
VELOCITY IMPACT is by STARCRAFT, a chestnut gelding and is now a 6yo.
Here are photos of him dressed as a bride with a just married banner around his rump and a bridal veil on his fancy dress day – which he WON. He also went over little jumps and was in a barrel race.
On 12 February 2018, VELOCITY had his first competition – a dressage test. He behaved superbly, very relaxed about everything, nothing worried him. Kate is so proud of him. The Judge complimented her on his presentation.
Kate is having a great time with him. He is certainly looking fabulous.
VELOCITY is now a very happy, well fed, loved horse with no worries about his future.
This is definitely a WINNING STORY.
Photos by Deirdre Stein
This story goes to prove there is definitely life after racing. We encourage all race horse owners to secure safe homes for your horse once it leaves a racing table. There are many disciplines to choose from. We are always happy to source advice for you.