Chadds Ford – Neighbors – A Lifelong Love and a Lasting Legacy

Chadds Ford Magazine Dec 2020 – Professional athletes often have relatively short-lived glory days in their sport and must find work when they age out of their playing days. Sometimes they fall on hard times and wind up in prison for years. This is the story of 10 former athletes (and inmates) who retired to Chadds Ford this summer and have been given a luxurious all-expenses-paid home on 20 acres.This may sound somewhat alarming, but it is charming and heartwarming because these are retired racehorses who had been living on prison grounds in upstate New York as part of the Second Chances program run by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation [see sidebar]. Jamie Wyeth adopted them in memory of his wife, Phyllis, who passed away last year at 78. “Phyllis always had so much horse activity going on here at Point Lookout,” he said. “I wanted to keep some of that energy, while also providing a legacy to Phyllis and Union Rags. The sanctuary is a slower pace, but it’s nice to see the farm being enjoyed by Thoroughbreds again.” Read More

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