March 2, 2023

“McClassic is a New Mexico bred Spicy Big Red Guy. I gave him the barn name Clásico after the chili seasoning powder because of his spicy, delightful personality. He’s always making me smile and laugh.

Post-track, I gave him several months off. He was a hard knocking claimer. His last race was particularly special to me because I got to ride him in it and it was a winning one. I had ridden him before a few times, but I had also galloped him when he was 2 and 3 years old and always loved him.

His training is coming along even with a slight setback, in which he had pulled some hide off his flank in December 2022. But, it’s more superficial than anything. Thank God. He loves the baked horse cookie treats. He’s a big pocket pony.

For newbies to the Retired Racehorse Project TB Makeover, I would say be patient with your pony and make it as fun for your horse and you. Always remember this is supposed to be fun!”