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WGC A Gin To Win visits TN State Fair




NASHVILLE, Tenn.- On Friday, September 15th, Abernathy Stables traveled to the Tennessee State Fair to exhibit current Three-Year-Old World Grand Champion, A Gin To Win. The Tennessee State Fair has been going on for more than 150 years and this year the Fair’s theme is “Tennessee Proud.” Making Tennessee Proud is just what the Abernathy Stables team did by bringing the best of the best for public display.  

The Tennessee walking horse is an incredible breed. A show horse is composed of upstanding talent, a keen mind, gentle soul, and outlasting heart. A show horse excites the audience and thrives on the applause. Sunny and dry or muddy with rain, they deliver a performance in all weather conditions. All of these characteristics accurately describe the Three-Year-Old World Grand Champion, A Gin To Win. 

A Gin To Win began his career under the direction of Herbert Derickson at 4 the Glory Farms. At the beginning of his Three-Year-Old year, he quickly caught the eye of Abernathy Stables after winning at the Trainers’ Show. The Harold Roberts family purchased the impressive colt and won the Amateur Three-Year-Old class at the Christmas in July show and was reserve at the Fun Show. It was then decided that A Gin To Win was going to vie for the Three-Year-Old World Grand Championship under the direction of trainer, Blaise Broccard.

A Gin to Win and Broccard made history on September 1, 2017 as being the first woman to ever win the Three-Year-Old World Grand Championship class. This was also Broccard’s first time at ever winning a World Grand Championship title.

The Fair prides itself on longstanding traditions, family entertainment, state pride as well as educational experience. The Tennessee Walking Horse exhibit allowed guest and spectators the opportunity to visit with and have their pictures taken with Blaise Broccard and A Gin To Win. Following the autograph and picture session A Gin To Win was then saddled up while trainer Broccard made several passes for the packed stands to see. Spectators were thrilled with the gorgeous black stallion. Following the exhibition the crowds swarmed the duo and more pictures were taken. It was an amazing night for the Tennessee Walking Horse breed as well as Abernathy Stables.

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