Failed racehorse has big lead in OTTB hunters

OTTB Feather has a major point lead in the ongoing TAKE2 Thoroughbred shows. Ridden by owner Scotty Sherman, the pair will be hard to catch before the end of the competition season Oct. 2. Photo courtesy TAKE2Off Track Thoroughbreds: Scotty Sherman’s Feather has soared to a commanding lead in the TAKE2 Hunter Division with 4,648 points, more than double that of Cree Sauer’s Cooperstown now in second place. Feather, who raced under the name She’s From Money, was bred in Maryland and sold for $1,000 as a yearling. She was unsuccessful in four starts at the track, earning just $1,980, but has blossomed since changing careers. (Please see earlier story in Off-Track The 7-year-old mare was reserve champion hunter in the TAKE2 Thoroughbred League last year, and she will be tough to catch this season. The Thoroughbred League’s second season concludes Oct. 2. “Feather came from a racing background, not a jumping back ground like so many of the horses today, but she had a very special ability that a lot of horses do not have,” said owner/trainer/rider Sherman. “Her biggest attribute is that she absolutely loves to jump; so teaching her how was very easy and fun. I think the most special thing about Feather is the way she glides across the ground, and the jump is just an extension of her canter.”