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Racing NSW Purchases 2,600 Acres For Retraining Of Off-Track Thoroughbreds

Racing NSW has purchased a 2,600 acre property at Capertee to be used for the rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming of thoroughbreds after their racing careers. The Capertee property is located 40 minutes north of Lithgow and includes state of the art equestrian facilities that will provide the ideal environment for thoroughbred horses to be retrained […]

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Senate Committee Votes In Favor To Defund USDA’s Inspection Of Horse Slaughter Plants

The Senate Committee on Appropriations voted July 20 in favor of an amendment offered by Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), to defund the USDA’s inspection of horse slaughter, a renewal of what was effectively a ban on the practice, according to the American Horse Council. Today’s vote for the Udall-Graham Amendment means […]

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Minnesota Racing Commission Urging Charities To Apply For Funds For Racehorse Adoption

The Minnesota Racing Commission is seeking 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations that have been in operation at least one year to be considered for funding. These new funds were generated by legislation passed in 2015 to direct fines collected via rulings issued at Canterbury Park and Running Aces to be directed to […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Down The Road,’ Then Out Of Sight

What happens when you try in earnest to do the right thing for a horse you love, but something still goes wrong? Your attempt at finding him a soft spot to land when his racing career concludes turns to a desperate search for his whereabouts, due not to your own indifference for his well-being, but […]

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Veterinarian: Ben’s Cat Colic A Complex Condition, Unrelated To Retirement

Readers reacted with shock and disappointment at Tuesday’s news of the death of Ben’s Cat, four-time Maryland Horse of the Year and fan favorite, from complications related to colic. The gelding had undergone surgery July 6 for an epiploic foramen entrapment, a complicated condition with high risk of complications. Although the timing of his colic […]

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Dominguez Joins International Equine Welfare Group Brooke USA As Ambassador

A fierce competitor on the race track during his career, three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramón Dominguez has joined international equine welfare charity Brooke USA as an ambassador to help spread awareness of the conditions of working equines around the world. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Dominguez began his racing career in North America in 1996 and […]

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Make Hay While The Sun Shines: Tough To Do In 2017

Excessive rain in many parts of the country has made it a tough year to grow quality hay, which will put many farm and horse owners in an a bind as they begin to prepare for winter weather and stockpile hay. Though it’s July, some farmers have not been able to get a single cutting […]

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Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Tickets Now On Sale

Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today the opening of ticket sales for the 2017 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). The event takes place October 5-8 at the Kentucky Horse Park and involves 578 trainers working with Thoroughbred ex-racehorses that will have received less than 10 months of retraining. They […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America Announces Distribution Of $462,139 In Non-Profit Grants

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced Tuesday that grants totaling $462,139 have been awarded to 71 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA’s mission. Additionally, nearly $24,000 was expended from the Horses First Fund within the organization’s last fiscal year to aid in the rescue of the 43 horses abandoned in Mercer County, Kentucky, […]

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‘This Was Not A Good Horse For Us To Have Here’: 11-Year-Old Horse Barred From Running At Charles Town

Charles Town officials decided not to allow an 11-year-old horse – which hadn’t started in nearly seven years – to work at the track last Saturday. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 11-year-old Awesome Actor, who had been stabled at the track for six weeks, had been ordered out of the barn area by track officials prior […]

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