Jonathan Horowitz

Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Mind Over Matter

Put yourself in the mindset of a 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly. Now, take a guess of the best way to solve this problem. January 21, 2020: Cubbie Girl North, the former racehorse with whom I’ve been playing a daily game of picking petals off flowers and saying “She loves me, she loves me not,” is about […]

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Horowitz: The Triple Crown Got It Right And I Hope It Stays This Way

The way the 2020 Triple Crown has come together, albeit unexpectedly because of the effect of COVID-19 on the series, is better for the horses, for the fans, and for the sport of horse racing overall. Now, if you give me a few seconds to dodge the metaphorical tomatoes currently being hurled my way by […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Horses Don’t Read The Script

Michael Wrona, the announcer at Los Alamitos Race Course and a great friend and mentor since I was a teenager and started broadcasting horse races 20 years ago, once told me, “The trouble with racehorses is they can’t read scripts!” That line has stuck with me years later. It’s a shame that horses don’t always […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Jumping In The Deep End With Lifeguards At The Ready

I didn’t know how much of a passion riding would become for me when I took my first lesson a little less than five years ago at the age of 30. All I thought of at the time was that it would be cool to learn ride horses after announcing them in races for more […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Horowitz’s Unlikely Journey from Broadcasting to Riding Horses

Today we’re launching a new monthly series called the Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries. Jonathan Horowitz has long been a racetrack announcer and commentator at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover. This year, Horowitz is planning to experience the action of the Makeover up close and personal as a competitor with new mount Cubbie Girl North. Each […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘So Much More Than A Horse Show’

At first glance, they seemed out of place, like when basketball great Michael Jordan played minor league baseball for a season or when MMA champion Conor McGregor stepped in a boxing ring against that sport’s best, Floyd Mayweather. There was the trainer of the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner putting on a show coat like an […]

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