Arch Traveler is the most famous of our Gracie’s residents. Arch is an off the track racehorse. He was on the road to the Triple Crown when he suffered a career ending injury during a race.
After that, life changed for Arch Traveler. He was entered into a claims race. His new owner shipped him off to Puerto Rico where racing isn’t as glamorous as it is in Kentucky. Horses are raced in lower level races far too often. They are raced with injuries and no regard for their well being. Arch had a total of 72 starts with a fracture that never completely healed. He was being watched by a non-profit horse rescue in Puerto Rico. When Hurricane Maria hit the island, the Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare convinced his owner to surrender Arch to them. I was contacted and I agreed to get him flown off the island back to the States. Arch Traveler still has his fans from his years of racing and enjoys his life as a retired OTTB at Gracie’s Farm.