Gate to Great Featured in Western Horseman Magazine
We are so delighted and humbled to have been featured in the January 2015 issue of Western Horseman magazine. To have an equine publication of this stature choose to write about our little program is something we would have never dreamed of. Thank you to Katie Frank and the Western Horseman team for taking the time to tell our story!
South Dakota's Largest Newspaper, the Argus Leader, Interviews Dale
Peter Harriman, columnist for South Dakota's largest newspaper, the Argus Leader out of Sioux Falls, interviewed Dale the day before the 2014 TB Makeover began. You can read their entire chat here.
Rapid City Journal Feature Story on Trip to Pimlico
Dale really enjoyed visiting with Joe Kavanaugh for the Rapid City Journal and as a result, they ended up with some classic "Dale-isms". Read the full article here.
Dale and Rikim Profiled in Tri-State Livestock News
Thanks to Jan Swan-Wood for writing yet another great feature story on our program. You can read the full article here.
Gate to Great featured in South Dakota Magazine
Grab the latest (March/April 2014) issue of South Dakota magazine and check out the article on our OTTB gelding retraining program. They don't post web links to magazine articles for a year, so you'll have to grab the real thing. Well worth it though, the whole issue is about horse racing in South Dakota!
Finn McCool Spotlighted by The Paulick Report
Our former breeding stallion, Finn McCool, was recently profiled on the horse racing website "The Paulick Report. A big thank you to Jen Roytz for doing such a great job. Read the full article here.
Dale Featured OTTB Evaluator on Horse Nation
Dale recently had the opportunity to do the "You're Going to Use That Thoroughbred For What?" evaluation on the Horse Nation website. You can find out how he ranked the three OTTBS for their suitability for ranch work HERE.
Dale to Host Regular Talk Show Feature on "Horses in the Morning"
Catch Dale on the new monthly segment called "Real Ranch Horses" on the national talk radio show, "Horses in the Morning". On the first Friday of every month, he will be talk about what is going on at the ranch as well as training techniques that he uses every day. You can check out all the past episodes at this link.
Coverage from the RRTP Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium
Duck and Dale were the hit of the first annual RRTP Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, held October 5 and 6 at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, MD. Check out this link for all the big news, photos and MORE!
Gate to Great to Bring Nation's Only All-OTTB Ranch Rodeo Team to Baltimore
The Retired Racehorse Training Project and the Gate to Great program announced today that they will be hosting a mini-ranch rodeo competition at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, MD in conjunction with the October 5 and 6 RRTP Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. Read more..
Gate to Great video featured on Paulick Report.
The viral video of Gate to Great's RRTP Makeover Horse, Drake's Dancer (aka Duck) saw another chapter in its internet popularity when featured on the Paulick Report website. You can view the article and video by CLICKING HERE.
Newscenter1 NBC features Gate to Great program in their pre-Derby festivities. Elizabeth Ellis (reporter for Newscenter1 AND daughter of trainer Ron Ellis) interviewed Dale on his off-track Thoroughbreds, their second careers and what his pick for the Derby is. See video HERE.
Gate to Great interviewed on national equine talk show, Horses in the Morning. Dale Simanton, head trainer for the Gate to Great program, was interviewed about his success with re-training off-track Thoroughbreds on the morning equine-based radio talk show, Horses in the Morning. Listen to the recording HERE.
Horse Creek Thoroughbred's "Gate to Great" gelding program featured in The Bloodhorse. Esther Marr, who writes the "Beyond the Blinkers" blog, wrote this great piece on the program. Read the full article HERE.
Top Eventing Stable Selects Matty for Newest Star
Supreme ranch horse, Royal Mr. G (aka Matty), found a new home and career with successful eventer, Kristi Radosevich of Laramie, WY. A big, heavy-boned Seattle Slew decendant, "Matty" spent the past year as one of the main ranch and rope horses at Horse Creek Thoroughbreds, giving him the skills necessary to make him a top choice for upper-level eventing. His exposure to all kinds of situations on the ranch will make his transformation as a "3-Day" horse a stress-free experience for both owner and horse. Under the coaching of Christian Eagles, we anticipate big things for "Matty", as this owner/trainer combo recently scored a high placing at the CCI Event in Temucula, California, with another off-the-track Thoroughbred, "Run for the Border". Producing top prospects from retired race geldings is what the Gate to Great program is all about
We answer your questions about retraining Thoroughbreds for off-track careers and share the stories of the horses on the ranch.
Gate to Great Geldings
A Division of Horse Creek Thoroughbreds
Newell, SD 57760