Ocala Jim’s racing career ended in 2017, and was retired to what was thought to be a forever home. Zilla Racing Stables looks out for all their horses, and this was no different. We learned that OJ was sold to a kill buyer in PA. Zilla, along with Racing for Home, arranged to purchase OJ, as his fate would otherwise be to ship to slaughter in Canada within 2 days. Thank you Zilla for stepping in and being such outstanding owners (now, and forever). RFH promises that OJ will NEVER be hungry or scared again!
So please welcome OJ to the Racing for Home family! We’ll keep you all updated on his progress, as unfortunately he no longer looks like this photo and is very thin and dealing with rain rot. He’ll head to quarantine and then join the gang in Connecticut.
Quarantine will be a precarious time for OJ, as he’s clearly been in a bad situation for some time, and is severely malnourished. He also suffers from rain rot. We have an excellent staff that will help get him back to a healthy weight the right way and he’ll have very capable eyes watching him at all time! If you would like to donate to OJ”s care, click on the “Donate” link at the top of our homepage and it will connect you to our Paypal account. All donations are tax deductible.
We’ll see you soon, OJ!