How One Horse and One Owner Changed Thoroughbred Aftercare in California

It seems only appropriate a racehorse named Lennyfromalibu would become the inspiration behind the development of CARMA, a nonprofit dedicated to Thoroughbred aftercare in the Golden State.

On the track, “Lenny” sizzled, setting a course record and winning multiple stake races. His success put his freshman sire Unusual Heat on the map and along with him, his owner and breeder Madeline Auerbach.

Prior to Lenny, Madeline was relatively unknown. Her husband Jim, handled their modest string of horses – most of which were claimed away before it came time to retire from racing. When Jim passed away in 2000, Madeline took over managing the family’s racehorses and their new stallion Unusual Heat.

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