Taylor Made Farm + True.Ink Present

1. Origins

In which we meet the man behind the curtain in America’s horse racing Oz, feel the magic for the first time, and learn about a sick yet remarkable three-year-old gelding.

Back from Florida, we discover that racehorse heartbreak doesn’t always happen on the final turn. We look to a historic New York track in the wrong season to set us right. And then we strike out on our own.

After encountering a down-on-his-luck handicapper in a Saratoga supermarket checkout line, the True.Ink editors leave for Florida to watch a sick horse’s next race.

This is Part One of a series of exclusive reports prepared for members of True Stables, Home of The People’s Horse, the first-ever campaign to crowdsource a racehorse.