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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Turning For Home’ And Still Going Strong

Last week, in our first in a three-part series spotlighting the good that’s being done in the realm of aftercare in the Pennsylvania racing industry, we featured New Start, which has changed the approach to racehorse retirement and become a trusted resource for many trainers on the backside of Penn National. This week we’re switching […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Giving The Horses Of Penn National A ‘New Start’

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred industry has received much critical press in recent years on a variety of fronts, including that of aftercare and welfare. So often in this industry or any other, the good can get overshadowed by the bad. In the coming weeks, we will be spotlighting some of the good being done on behalf […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Track Announcer-Turned-Retired Racehorse Rider

For so many in the worlds of horse racing and/or off-track Thoroughbreds, Jonathan Horowitz’s face may not be immediately recognizable, but his voice is. The regular track announcer at Arapahoe Park, Horowitz has called races at 26 tracks across the United States and Great Britain and holds the distinction of having been the youngest person […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: What Happened To Him Could Happen To Any Horse

In literature or theater, the term “everyman” represents a seemingly ordinary individual whose path or plight is common, relatable and could be representative of anyone. The audience becomes introspective, as they can easily imagine themselves in the character’s situation. The story of Vinceremos is the everyman’s tale of Thoroughbred racing because it could all too […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Believe In You Needed Someone To Believe In Him

It was in 2009 at the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale that bloodstock agent Mike McMahon first laid eyes on a dark bay colt that would eventually be named Believe In You. McMahon had formed a partnership with well-regarded 2-year-old conditioner Eddie Woods, and under the banner of Saratoga Stables, the pair were shopping for a […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: All Aboard ‘The Party Barge’

When you come across a horse named “The Party Barge,” you know he’s going to have a good story to go along with that raucous name. True to form, “Rye,” as he’s known around the barn, does not disappoint. Rye is a middle-aged all-around show, trail and recreational riding horse who earned his name, according […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Well, That Didn’t Go As Planned

The past several years we’ve closed out the final installment of the Aftercare Spotlight by focusing on resolutions that equestrians and horsemen (and women!) can contemplate adopting as their own. It’s also one of the few times during the year (some years the only time) that I press pause on covering other horses, people and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: She Found A Home In Rehoming

Horse people tend to operate on a different level of “busy” than most people, but Amy Paulus takes the term to a whole new level. As one of the most successful rehoming agents for off-track Thoroughbreds in the country, Paulus balances regular visits to racetracks, training centers and farms throughout the country with managing her […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: So Much Done, Still Much To Do

The California horse racing community continues to find its new normal after the devastating wildfire, dubbed the “Lilac Fire,”  that ripped through San Luis Rey Downs on December 7, killing 46 horses and injuring several horsemen.  Those connected to the racing industry, as well as equestrians from across the nation, have been quick to step […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Gift Guide For Thoroughbred Lovers

With the holiday season ramping up, ‘tis the season for gift-giving! It can be tough to find the right gift for a horse person (especially if the one doing the shopping isn’t equine-inclined). If one (or several) of the people you’re shopping for ride, lease, take lessons on, or just plain love off-track Thoroughbreds, we’ve […]

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