Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: From a Marathon to a Trot

With this being the week of the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, it is only appropriate that we take a look back at a horse who competed in not only one, but two Breeders’ Cup races, and who is now … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Rockin’ Off-Trackers

I was out at the Kentucky Horse Park last weekend, helping out with the Mid-South Eventing and Dressage Association (MSEDA) Three Day Event and Team Challenge. I was bopping around from ring to ring, snapping photos and collecting stats, when … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Double the Adventure

Growing up in North Dakota, Jessica Monson was bitten by the horse bug early. Like many with such an affliction, she took any chance she could find to be around horses, which eventually led to caring for and occasionally riding … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Most Wanted Thoroughbreds

We’re going to take a bit of a different spin on this week’s “OTTB Showcase.” I was lucky enough to attend the second annual Thoroughbred Makeover this past weekend at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md., and it was a true celebration … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Taking on the Warmbloods

In the world of high-end hunter/jumpers these days, Warmbloods rule the ring. It’s relatively uncommon to see a Thoroughbred in the ‘A’ circuit hunter ring, and even less common to see one who came from a lengthy career at the … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Facebook and Fence Posts

Facebook has become a great connector of people and information. Looking for a good restaurant to try? Ask your Facebook friends for input. Then, once you dine there, post photos and information for your friends so they can enjoy (or avoid) … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: When the Show Ring Calls

When one door closes, another one opens. That’s exactly what happened when Sue Kinney’s horse, an off-track Thoroughbred who raced as Mister H and was nicknamed “Hero,” contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite. “The disease attacked his muscles and … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Earning His Stripes

Twenty-two-year-old Red Sovereign is a throwback to what Thoroughbreds once were, but so few still are. He is from one of the last crops by his sire, Live Oak Stud’s Medieval Man, who was from one of the last crops … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Purposefully Bred

So much thought and planning goes into the breeding of a Thoroughbred. Every pairing is a careful balance of variables. Speed, stamina, brilliance, durability, conformation all play a part, as do a myriad of other nuanced aspects. Whether they breed … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Seeing Through Tough Times

Trish Bowman had a life-long love of horses and had loved racing for nearly as long. When she hit adulthood at the age of 18, she decided to take the plunge into horse ownership by purchasing a retiring racehorse. What … Continue reading

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