Valencia, previously known as Gladding, is a handsome 8 years old OTTB gelding who was 8 years old when he came to the sanctuary. He had raced all over California, but needed to permanently retire due to a fractured sesamoid and a breathing problem while running in a race. His spirited personality has already attracted lots of friends at the sanctuary – including his next door neighbor, Princess Aleta, who he is madly in love with.