2021 Platinum Performance
Horse Welfare Award Recipients

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2021 Honorable Mention

Official Name: Sequana
Birth Year: 2012 Gender: Gelding. Breed: Thoroughbred


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Second Chance Thoroughbreds Inc.
Sequana is a thoroughbred who raced 70 times, his last race was in February 2021 in Puerto Rico. Thanks to public pressure, he was retired to the Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare organization (CTA). Sequana originally raced at the Finger Lakes Race Track in New York until 2018. He was then listed for sale, but was sold to continue racing in Puerto Rico. Sequana did win one race in April of 2019, but in his remaining 27 races he finished at the back of the field, consistently racing twice a month. In Puerto Rico, there are no medication rules and horses can race on pain killers. Sequana's journey back to the states was not an easy one. He developed shipping fever on his trip from Florida to New York. Sequana was very sick and was put on high dose antibiotics, it was touch and go for a couple of days; but Sequana is a fighter and he pulled through. Sequana has osselets in both ankles and limited flexion, he is suitable as a pleasure, trail horse and even occasional jumping. Sequana travels soundly and wears front shoes. Sequana is very willing under saddle with a happy go lucky attitude, although not for a beginner rider (he definitely feeds off the rider's energy and appreciates a confident rider). Sequana is very sweet and sensitive, he loves attention and getting to roll in the mud, but grooming not so much. Sequana is very sensitive to insects, so an allergy/skin supplement could be helpful. Sequana would also benefit from a joint supplement after his long racing career.

Relationship of Nominator to Nominee
I am director of Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc. and came to know Sequana working with the Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare organization. -- Collette Duddy