Coffee Please

“Maxwell” was foaled on March 20, 2016 and went on to a racing career with caring trainers. He raced 17 times earning $46,910 before his retirement from racing. He is by the Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo. He retired from racing and went to Leighton Farm the home base of Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc. on June 30, 2020.

Presently, Maxwell is in training under Kimberly Godwin Clark. He is receiving a proper foundation of training and careful physical development while being evaluated for the eventual direction his training will take. Maxwell has begun competing at dressage which is the usual way we introduce competition to our young horses. He is also enjoying jump training via the Wofford Way, a series of gymnastic exercises that provide the horse with the skills needed to be successful at jumping. Thus far, Maxwell demonstrates considerable talent in this direction.

Maxwell shines!

Maxwell has no vices or soundness issues. He is an absolute joy to work with and ride. He has an easy going demeanor but also has a wonderful personality complete with opinions! At the shows he has been to he is fun and seems to like the outings.

Because of all of his merits he has landed a place in our Breed Ambassador Program where we will give him the skills to represent the athleticism, generosity and incredible potential of the Thoroughbred. He will compete, participate and clinics and all of his achievements will be publicized to illustrate the potential of these incredible horses. Eventually, we aim to get him into the hands of someone who will continue to promote these ideals.

Maxwell schooling at home. Serious worker.
This is Maxwell’s race trainer talking about a horse he has in a stake, but he talks about his approach to working with and handling racehorses.

Maxwell’s Most Current Events

Maxwell attended his first recognized dressage show this fall. The Fall PVDA Dressage Show took place on November 13 and 14, 2021. He finished second place in tests Training Level 2 and Training Level 3 both days. We have taken him xc schooling twice at Loch Moy farm, introducing the water with success and the fundamental logs. We plan to continue his dressage training, do some more xc schooling and attend some jumper schooling shows throughout this winter. Check back for updates!

Coffee Please, PVDA Fall Recognized Show, Training 2 and 3 (third show ever!)

If you choose to sponsor Coffee Please, you will be instrumental in providing him/her with the skills and development needed to evaluate and then launch her/him into a new career.  His success will demonstrate the great potential of retired racehorses.  We will notify you of milestones in his development and you will be invited to come and witness for yourself his/her training and handling.  We will let you know dates of any clinics or competitions and you are cordially invited to attend.  All during this time they will be available for adoption only to a home capable of continuing this development and with the goal to compete and promote the potential of the retired Thoroughbred racehorse.  Should Maxwell change ownership, you will be notified and you will have the choice of ending your sponsorship or transfer it to another deserving horse.

If you are interested in meeting Maxwell, please contact me at We are looking for sponsors to help in our quest to show the magnificence of the retired Thoroughbred racehorse by developing special horses like Maxwell, registered name Coffee Please. To find out more about how you can help, please contact me.