After winning over $120,000 on the track, this 1989 Thoroughbred stakes-winning racehorse was "retired" to the breeding shed. Since then, she has been bred every single year since 1995. At the geriatric age of 23, she gave birth to her last foal in 2012.
Sadly, Blonde Fever's last two foals died, no doubt due to her advanced age and deteriorating condition. That's not to mention the environment it seems she has endured for the last few years. She has no shelter and is not being fed a diet sufficient for her breed or her age, and certainly not for an elderly, over-used broodmare who has recently carried a foal to term.
Due to her weight, she has no insulation from the cold nor is there a place for her to stand in the shade. We doubt anyone is tossing a blanket on her at night. She is just an old mare that someone wants gone sooner than later...or else.
Meanwhile, her most successful foal, "Feverish," continues on the same path her mother took, producing babies after a very successful racing career where she earned almost a million dollars. We rescued Blonde Fever's daughter, yet another black-type mare, "Blonde Bounty," (after she also produced a number of successful foals), and "Jessakar," a granddaughter. Both were in poor health and headed to very uncertain fates, before we intervened.
There are grandbabies racing and grand-babies being born and when all of the race earnings and sales of foals' are combined, Blonde Fever has contributed a whopping 2.5 million dollars. Yet tonight, she will lay out in a dirt field in the cold, without the care she has most certainly earned.
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Blonde Fever is currently in need of help in Riverside, CA.