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Tempt Me Chosen as 2017 Rood & Riddle Comeback Award Recipient



World Grand Champion Fine Harness mare Tempt Me has been selected as the 2017 Rood & Riddle Comeback Award winner. This award is presented to a horse who has performed at the highest levels of competition, faced a medical/ surgical issue, received veterinary care by a Rood & Riddle veterinarian, and subsequently returned to compete at his/ her previous performance level. This year’s winner Tempt Me, owned by Susan G. Bartlett of Owensboro, Kentucky and trained by Chuck Herbert, was chosen due to her tenacity in coming back from a 2015 colic surgery performed by Dr. Brett Woodie. The flashy 8 year-old mare went on to go undefeated in the 2016 season ultimately taking both the World Championship in Fine Harness Amateur Ladies and the World Grand Championship in Amateur Fine Harness titles at the 2016 World Championship Show held in Louisville, Ky. “We are pleased to present the 2017 Rood & Riddle Comeback Award to Tempt Me. She exemplifies the characteristics of an outstanding athlete who suffered a major health issue, returned to elite competition and continued her winning ways.” said Dr. Tom Riddle. The award will be presented by Tempt Me’s surgeon, Brett Woodie DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show. The 2016 Comeback Award winner was the Thoroughbred gelding, Wise Dan, a two-time Horse of the Year, owned by Morton Fink. Wise Dan also recovered from colic following surgery at Rood and Riddle.
 
 
 

About Rood & Riddle

Rood & Riddle began as an ambulatory practice in Lexington, Kentucky in 1982 and established a full-service equine hospital in 1986. Today the practice is known and respected throughout the world for innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. Rood & Riddle continues their tradition of excellence into the twenty first century serving as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care and providing ambulatory care for all breeds and disciplines. With the original hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and satellite hospitals in Saratoga Springs, New York and Wellington, Florida, Rood & Riddle maintains an unwavering commitment to quality, both in the care of horses and in our relationships with clients and the community.

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