Aftercare Spotlight

Horses warm up before a Run for the Ribbons show
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Transforming Thoroughbreds In The Sunshine State

If you’re involved with Thoroughbreds in the state of Florida, both on the track and off, chances are you know Laurine Fuller-Vargas, and if you have yet to cross paths with her, you’re going to want to change that. She has a lot of knowledge, hard work and talent to offer anyone involved in Thoroughbreds, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbred Makeover Seeks 300 Horses

The Retired Racehorse Project announced yesterday it has accepted a record 578 trainers into their signature event, the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover, a retraining competition in which trainers – professionals, amateurs or juniors – take recently retired racehorses and retrain them in up to two of ten common riding disciplines to demonstrate not only their talents […]

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Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement in Canada will receive a Rambo Duo Turnout Blanket
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Keeping Warm In The ‘Long Run’

Arrogate wasn’t the only one who won big this past Saturday in the Pegasus World Cup. Thanks to some savvy handicapping by racing fan Bob Costello, Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement will receive a top-of-the-line Rambo Duo Turnout Blanket valued at $449. Costello won the “Pick the Pegasus: Keep OTTBs Warm with Charity Contest,” a handicapping […]

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Luxair's Eclipse Awards auction raised $82,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: TAA Takes Flight Into New Year

Before the awards were handed out for the best racehorses in North America at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards this year, a live auction for a “Saratoga Shuttle” private charter flight courtesy of Luxair Jets was held in front of the packed crowd. The Gulfstream IV private charter flight between Lexington, Ky., and Saratoga Springs, […]

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Renata from Alaska is a recent adopter from Second Stride (Photo by Stefanie Cook)
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Second Stride And Good Retirement Planning

The Greater Louisville-based aftercare organization Second Stride had a banner year in 2016, adopting out 147 horses – more than any other year since the group’s inception in 2005. That number includes the typical younger geldings and fillies/mares retired from racing and sent directly to the organization for retraining and placement. It also includes colts […]

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KEMI students gathered at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for their orientation this week
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Faces Of The Future

To be a top professional in the horse industry, you’ve got to possess a world of knowledge combined with a wealth of experience. The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program was created to provide just that – to offer college-aged students from around the world hands-on experience at the country’s leading Thoroughbred nurseries, as well […]

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The Allens' 8-year-old neighbor, Griffin, has taken a liking to riding Waldo
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Firsts, Lasts, And Memories With ‘Waldo’

To the naked eye, Northofthevalley wasn’t an overly remarkable individual. Standing just over 15 hands, the dark bay Canadian-bred gelding was a lifetime claiming horse who ran exclusively at Hastings Park in British Columbia. While he ran for upwards of a $12,000 claiming tag at one point, his sweet spot seemed to be around $2,500. […]

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Jen and Lucky did pretty well with their New Year's resolutions from last year
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: To Making Things Better in 2017

Every ending is a new beginning (or, as the band Supersonic sang in their hit song, Closing Time¸ “Every new beginning is some other beginning’s end” – such a great way to phrase it!). That’s why each year around this time many people are thinking about resolutions. How can I be a better version of […]

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Elliott in his younger days with Jennie Clark aboard
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘He Was My Heart And Soul’

A few weeks back we shared with you the story of Sportin Aron (a.k.a Elliott), who, at nearly 36-years-old, could be the oldest Thoroughbred alive today. His owners for the past 11 years, twin sisters Jennifer Wolery and Laurie Metcalf, had a feeling Elliott had once lived a pampered life, as he made it clear […]

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Milord escorts Songbird before the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Keeneland
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Trying A Little Bit Of Everything

Songbird, with seven Grade 1 wins to her credit, is definitely a fan favorite. Thousands watched in person and millions watched via television on Halloween in 2015 as Songbird was escorted to the post by a flashy, workmanlike chestnut gelding before she obliterated the field in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Every horse has a […]

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