Jen Roytz

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Tips And Tricks For Making Horses Look Their Best

If you think about it, there are a lot of people in the pre-track and off-track worlds who are operating on parallel paths this time of year. With September barreling toward us, sales consignors and breeding farms throughout Kentucky and around the country are preparing their yearlings for the Keeneland September and Fasig-Tipton October yearling […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Real Riders’ Go Head-To-Head In Celebrity Event

Known as one of the most iconic venues in North American eventing, Plantation Field in Unionville, Pennsylvania can be likened to Keeneland or Saratoga for equestrians. Each year the facility hosts the Plantation Field International Horse Trials, one of the premier eventing competitions in North America that routinely draws Olympic and World Equestrian Games-caliber competitors. […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: For The Love Of Smarty Jones And Shackleford

It was 2011 when Susan Harmon joined the Facebook community. What drove her to do so wasn’t to reconnect with childhood friends or keep a public journal of her day-to-day happenings, but rather to follow the on-track exploits of the sport’s top horses and keep up with the progeny of sires.  It wasn’t long before […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Living The Good Life At 31

Talk to any racetracker for very long and you soon learn they’ve got a story or two to tell. With a family history steeped in Canadian horseracing, Maureen Allen is no exception. Born and raised in Canada, Allen is the daughter of Thoroughbred trainers John and Sonia (Rosebud) Allen, the latter of whom became one […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Horses Are The Ultimate Connectors’

Horses are the ultimate connectors. That’s a common turn of phrase and far from an epiphany, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Every once in a while it’s nice to be reminded of it. This past week I made the trek to South Dakota once again to catch up with dear friends and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Going The Distance

Thoroughbreds are typically bred for speed, and often the question asked is “can they go the distance?” Can a horse stretch out from carrying their speed a few furlongs in morning workouts to a mile, 1 1/8 miles, 1 1/4 miles or more in a race? For a young gray filly named Casey’s Lear, her […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: An ‘All-Around Horse’ With A Side Hustle

Recently studies have shown that today’s professionals – especially those in their 20s, 30s and 40s – often have more than one source of income. Commonly referred to as having a “side hustle,” these budding entrepreneurs do everything from waiting tables and tending bar to designing websites, starting small retail business, baking…even writing a weekly […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Giving Young Thoroughbreds Value For The Long Term

Have you ever looked at a Thoroughbred – on or off the track – and wondered to yourself, “What have you seen? What do you know?” If the horse in question passed through the hands of Trudy Veinot, it’s safe to say he or she has seen and learned a whole lot. Based on a […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Kentucky ‘Sanctuary’ For Retired Racehorses

People get into Thoroughbred racing or breeding for a wide array of reasons. For some it’s about the handicapping or strategy in mating the right mare and the right stallion to create an athlete destined for greatness. For others, it’s the thrill of competition and the idea that, by owning a racing stable, you in […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Spreading The Word About The ‘Good Guys’

This past weekend, Justify carried the hopes and dreams of millions around the Belmont oval and across the finish line to become racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. In the minutes and hours after the race, social media lit up with everything from well-wishes and jubilation to conspiracy theories, comparisons and criticisms. As so often happens […]

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