Sully, formerly known as Midnight Shine, has made his home with Madison since October 2019. We last shared an update for this former Wasabi Ventures Stables runner in September 2021. We are pleased to provide another update on this sweet boy.

Sully is doing great. He has not been to any shows recently, but Madison plans to enter him in some this spring. This eleven year old gelding has been working as a hunter/jumper.

In addition to work on his second career, he also has become quite the family horse. Madison’s five year old has even started showing him some interest. As you can see, Sully is enjoying working with his new family, no matter their age.

We couldn’t have hoped for a better home for Sully. As Madison notes, “He really is the best boy and we love him so much.” That is the perfect version of happily ever after for this retired racehorse.

In February 2019, trainer Jesse Cruz dropped a claim slip for Midnight Shine at Oaklawn Park for Wasabi Ventures Stables. It wasn’t a great race for Midnight Shine, but Wasabi did win the claim.

Unfortunately, shortly after Midnight Shine joined Jesse’s barn, some health issues were discovered. While he could have been rehabilitated to race again, it was decided that the best choice for this then eight year old gelding was to be retired.

Working with New Vocations, Midnight Shine was transitioned from being a racehorse to being ready for adoption. In October 2019 he found his forever home with Madison Myers. Now known as Sully, he’s been training as a hunter/jumper and has competed in the baby green division, placing well in a few divisions.

According to Madison, Sully “has the sweetest puppy dog disposition.” She also says that they could not have gotten luckier with him.

We are so grateful for this happily ever after story for Madison and Sully.