Aftercare Spotlight

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Warmblood With A ‘Thoroughbred Work Ethic’

Usually the horses featured in Aftercare Spotlight have found second careers under saddle in non-racing disciplines. Some of them jump or perform dressage; others run barrels, chase cattle, do police work or play polo. This week’s featured horse found her calling in a different arena. Actually, her calling is not in an arena at all, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Healing Arenas

Most of us have heard the term “killing two birds with one stone.” The premise, to accomplish two goals with a single act, is one to which Julie Baker has dedicated her life. As president of Healing Arenas in Modesto, Calif., Baker helps Thoroughbreds make the transition from racing to their second careers, and in […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Kickin’ It Kiwi

Picture this: horses are galloping along a beach, their hooves splashing in the surf and their manes whipping in the sea breeze. Their riders guide them along the sandy coastline, perfectly manicured to a smooth, soft surface by the ever-lapping waves. After a walk into the ocean to cool off and sooth their muscles, it’s […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Trippi’ Of A Lifetime

So often when attending the races or even watching them on TV, we see a horse that catches our eye. Maybe it’s the horse’s color, size or build, or maybe it’s his or her presence as he jiggy-jogs around the paddock and through the post parade. How many times does someone actually get to take […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Sustainable Path From Racetrack To Retirement

Pennsylvania has one of the most active racing and breeding jurisdictions in the country. The state has not one, but two racetracks with year-round live racing – Penn National and Parx – plus Presque Isle Downs, which runs throughout the summer. While many PA-breds spend their entire careers racing exclusively at the two year-round tracks, […]

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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: ‘Better One Start Early Than One Start Too Late’

This summer as Chip Tuttle watches the last horses race around the Suffolk Downs oval, he will likely be reminded of a gutsy gelding that left the Suffolk Downs backside long ago, and who was and still is a true war horse in every sense of the word. The track, which is scheduled to cease […]

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