Covert Action(1995 - )
This grandson of Secretariat lives in Goochland County at the James River Correctional Center. No, he is not serving time. He is serving as the resident “star” at Greener Pastures, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) farm located on the grounds. Here inmates and retired racehorses get a second chance at a new life. The selected inmates care for the horses in a supervised program and can learn a new career suitable for the horse industry. In fact, Covert Action’s groom has now become a professional farrier. Covert Action certainly had the pedigree to be a racehorse. Born in 1995, his lineage included Mr. Prospector, a very successful stallion whose get have won many of the classic races such as the Kentucky Derby. But Covert Action did not find much action on the racetrack. He won only three of his 26 races and earned only $22,000 during his career. Instead he found another calling, thanks to the TRF and its dedicated volunteers.