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Wilson Graduate's Work with Retired Racehorse Featured in "Chronicle of the Horse"

Posted: October 8, 2013

Jessica Bortner-Harris ’06 showcased her retired racehorse, Pretty Hip Hop Hotty, during the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium held Oct. 5 and 6 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.

Bortner-Harris, an advanced-level three-day event rider, was among 26 trainers chosen from across the nation to participate in the Retired Racehorse Training Project’s “100-Day Thoroughbred Challenge” - an event meant to show what thoroughbreds can do with just three months of training for their second careers.

“Hotty was a superstar and handled everything well in her part of the demo,” said Bortner-Harris, who trains horses and competes from her base at Rocky Start Stables in Thurmond, N.C.

The Chronicle of the Horse published a video of her performance on Hotty and a photo of a special demonstration on her competition horse, Win the War. More about the challenge and Bortner-Harris' training blog can be found here.

Last Updated: October 9, 2013