Adda Pocket Rinse | Pockets Enjoying Life After Racing

Standardbred gelding, Adda Pocket Rinse, entered the world in October of 2016. By Rich and Spoilt, Adda Pocket Rinse began his pacing career in 2019 with trainer and driver, Colin Brown. With a career of 27 starts, Adda Pocket Rinse retired from racing in November 2020 with trainer, Brad Lynn. Adda Pocket Rinse was an earner of $22,556 on the racetrack, with four wins and six career placings throughout his career.

Following retirement from racing, Adda Pocket Rinse was spelled and then sent out to be broken to saddle and given basic training. After receiving this training, “Pockets” was purchased by Talia Martheze.

“I originally didn’t want something so green, but I wouldn’t change a thing about the four months that I have had him,” commented Talia.

Talia and Pockets have worked hard together since becoming a pair. Pockets has taken everything in his stride with confidence and enjoys the work that Talia presents him with. She describes him as being one of the easiest horses to train, with a sweet personality and gentle nature.

In November, Pockets and Talia competed at Murray Encouragement Hack Day, where they won Champion Standardbred and Best All-Rounder. As this was Pockets first show, Talia was thrilled with his behavior and work throughout the day. Following on from this success, Talia has high hopes to expose Pockets to everything on offer, but for now, focuses on establishing balance within his large trot and moving towards cantering. Once this foundation has been solidified, Talia hopes to begin endurance riding in 2024 and also joined the Australian 10th Light Horse brigade in late 2023.

OTTWA wish Adda Pocket Rinse and Talia all the best for their future together.