Seabiscuit Stand-In Gets Spotlight

Three Thoroughbred retirement groups--ReRun, the Exceller Fund, and Old Friends--have teamed up to claim and retire Rich in Dallas, one of the dozen horses who played the stakes winner Seabiscuit in the movie of the same name.

Until recently, Rich in Dallas was toiling in the claiming ranks. He was claimed for $2,500 at Los Alamitos from owners Bill Wildes and Ken Phillips. The horse was making his 69th start.

Rich in Dallas, a 9-year-old gelded son of Hurricane Ed will now head to the Kentucky-based Old Friends organization for its open house on April 17, before continuing on to his new permanent home in Maryland at ReRun's Greener Pastures. The claim and travel expenses were coordinated by the groups but were helped along by an anonymous California donor.

If physically capable, Rich in Dallas will be retrained by ReRun for a second career that will help to educate the public about the versatility of the Thoroughbred breed. His home at ReRun's educational facility will allow fans the opportunity to meet this movie star.