Thames Valley

Thames Valley

Name: Thames Valley

Barn Name: Thames

Birth Year: 2010

Gender: Mare

Height: 16.1 h/h

Color: Bay

Location: Orange, CA

Starts/Win/Place/Show: 70/11/13/8

Career Highlights: Other than a few races at Santa Anita and the now shuttered Hollywood Park, Thames raced almost exclusively at the Los Alamitos Quarter Horse track meets in blue collar claiming races.

Total Earnings: $104,805

Last Race: 12/8/2019

Sire: Momentum

Dam: Summer Stream (Siberian Summer)

Other Pedigree Notables: Nureyev, Northern Dancer, Caro (great sporthorse)

Description: Thames is a 10 year old mare that was brought to auction along with Pointsettia Park.  She is in good shape as she last raced at Los Alamitos on December 8, 2019. She came in dead last by miles in an easy race and she’s just worn out and tired.

There is nothing wrong with Thames other than she desperately needed some time in pasture as she was done with being confined to a small stall. And that well deserved turnout she is getting!  As noted, in her pedigree she is related to Caro, an Irish bred who turned out to be an incredible sport horse. We believe her career options are pretty unlimited.

As far as we are concerned, Thames meets the criteria of one of our Equine Race Track Warriors, still racing at 10 years old and with 70 races under her belt. She worked hard for her race track retirement and will do nicely in another career now.

Update August 2020:  Thames Valley has been adopted in the southern California area after a successful 3 month trial. We wish her & her connections all the best in her new career.