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Popular former thoroughbred racehorses looking for a new home to rest in retirement

Lygeton Lad and Bold King, former racehorses looking for a new home, with their specialist groomer Emma Sawyers at World Horse Welfare's Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre. Photo: World Horse Welfare

Lygeton Lad and Bold King, former racehorses looking for a new home, with their specialist groomer Emma Sawyers at World Horse Welfare's Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre. Photo: World Horse Welfare

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They galloped to glory in some of the toughest steeplechases across the country.

Bold King, a former racehorse looking for a new home, at World Horse Welfare's Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre. Photo: World Horse WelfareBold King, a former racehorse looking for a new home, at World Horse Welfare's Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre. Photo: World Horse Welfare

And now these two former thoroughbred racehorses are looking for a new home where they can take a well-earned rest as they approach the final furlongs of their lives in retirement.

Lygeton Lad and Bold King enjoyed huge success during their illustrious careers, with Lygeton Lad – known as Ly – taking home winnings of more than £100,000 in an 81-race career and Bold King, known as King, taking £78,000 winnings from 44 races.

With the 16hh geldings’ racing days behind them, they have since come into the care of the World Horse Welfare Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Snetterton, which works with Retraining of Racehorses to rehabilitate vulnerable former thoroughbreds.

Ly, 19, and King, 22, have since struck up a great friendship and are looking for somewhere to spend their retirement.

World Horse Welfare Hall Farm specialist groom Emma Sawyers said: “Ly and King came into Hall Farm together. They are the best of friends and we would love nothing more than to find them a loving home together.

“King is like a sweet old grandpa. He enjoys a fuss and loves to search your pockets for treats. He also has the cutest, big droopy bottom lip!

“Ly is a lovely boy with a cheeky personality. He is quite set in his ways and has a rather high opinion of himself but that is to be expected after running so many successful races in his career.

“Ly may take a little bit more time to get to know his new rehomers but once he does, he is a big old softy – loving nothing more than a good groom and a cuddle.

“Both horses are such lovely gentlemen and deserve to spend their well-deserved golden years in a quiet, peaceful home.”

Both are looking for homes either together or separately, as non-ridden companions. To apply to rehome them and to search more than 100 other horses and ponies in need of homes, visit www.worldhorsewelfare.org/rehoming

For more information, call Carys Samuel on 01953497248 or 07826 871682 or Jessica Stark on 07900 994002.

Alternatively email caryssamuel@worldhorsewelfare.org or jessicastark@worldhorsewelfare.org

World Horse Welfare aims to rehome every horse or pony in its care in order to keep space at its four UK Rescue and Rehoming Centres free to help more horses and ponies in need.

The charity currently has around 1,800 equines out in homes around the country and all horses and ponies on the rehoming scheme will remain in the charity’s ownership to ensure their welfare is safeguarded for life.

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