One Good Eye | Marshall Blevins

“At age 20, One Good Eye is on his fourth career as my three-day event horse. ‘Uno’ has given me opportunities I never imagined possible, and his quiet strength has been my saving grace more than once, both on and off the track. He ran until he was eight years old, accumulating just one win from 38 starts, then began ponying horses in the mornings. I met him in 2011 at Beulah Park, when he’d started ponying in the afternoons as well, and just fell in love with his kind demeanor and obsession with peppermints.
A year later I had the chance to purchase him, and Uno began teaching me how to ride a pony horse on the track. We got our start at Indiana Grand, and when I returned to Louisville for college in 2013, Uno came too. We got a job at Churchill Downs, and were able to pony the Kentucky Derby in 2014 (taking Uncle Sigh to the post). When I graduated in April of 2015, Uno and I got a job outriding at Prairie Meadows in Iowa.
Both of us retired from the track in late 2015, when I started working for Ray Paulick full-time, and made our way back home to Louisville where we began training for eventing. Uno loves to jump and is an absolute machine on cross country – he doesn’t know the word quit!
He’s accomplished all this despite the fact that he really does have just one good eye – Uno has an old corneal scar on his right eye that means he can probably only see shadows on that side. He is everything I ever wanted in a horse of my own. He’s kind and forgiving, always game for anything, and has just enough personality to keep my life interesting. He’s changed the entire course of my career by making me fall in love with Thoroughbreds, and he’s truly my ‘Numero Uno.'”- Chelsea Hackbarth, Owner

One Good Eye

Bay Gelding, March 29, 2001
Texas City – Bankers Profit, by Instant Profit
Bred by Frank Hunt
38 – 1 – 1 – 6     $21,467

Marshall Blevins

Marshall Blevins, or “Church Goin Mule,” is an outsider artist living in Louisiana. She had the opportunity to work in horse racing from age 14-23, and now works as a track photographer at Evangeline Downs. She owes horse racing her livelihood, and is honored to participate in this fundraising effort for off track Thoroughbreds. Horses have been her biggest teachers in art and life. You can see her work at