by JERRY BOSSERT
Cross-posted from the New York Daily News
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Winning a Grade I race can increase the value of any racehorse when it goes to stud.
Even placing in a Grade I race can do the same, but what happens when the horse is a gelding?
Obviously, there is no stud career for a gelding, but thanks to a new program started this year called TAKE2, there is a second career for racehorses.
Sponsored by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the New York Racing Association and the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc., TAKE2 is a program that turns retired racehorses into hunters and jumpers, giving them more opportunities to find new homes after their racing careers are over, while also offering them prize money in competition.
Past the Point, who finished second at 40-1 in the 2008 Woodward Stakes, retired from the track in 2010 with earnings of $418,025.
The 8-year-old gelding is still stabled at Saratoga Race Course, enjoying his second career as a show horse.
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