Horse Care

TCA Named Title Sponsor Of Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) jointly announced today that TCA will be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky on October 23-25. The TCA Thoroughbred Makeover will bring together 350 recently retired Thoroughbred racehorses […]

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CANTER Kentucky Receives Grant To Aid With Retraining Costs

CANTER Kentucky is proud to announce that we have received a generous grant from the Brennan Equine Welfare Fund to help with training costs for our retired thoroughbred racehorses. The purpose of this grant is to help retrain retired racehorses for new careers in our aftercare program. In our experience, horses are more marketable if […]

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William Woods University To Open Equine Medical Center

Long known for its esteemed equestrian program, William Woods University is expanding its offerings for students interested in becoming veterinarians. Through an interdisciplinary initiative involving both equestrian and biology programs, the university is establishing the Center for Equine Medicine near its campus in Fulton, Mo. A full-time doctor of veterinary medicine has been hired, and a […]

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What’s On The Menu? Examining Custom Feed Plans On The Track

If you ask 100 trainers about their feed regimens, you will likely get 100 different answers, each of which have the results, research or reasoning to back it up. Decades ago, trainers mixed their own feed using raw grains like oats, corn, bran, or flaxseed/linseed mixed with oils or molasses. Today, commercial feed companies produce […]

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Welfare & Safety Of The Racehorse Summit To Be Available Via Live Video Stream

The sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, will be streamed live in its entirety grayson-jockeyclub.org/WelfareSafety/default.asp?section=48. (A link to the live stream will be available at jockeyclub.com.) The summit, underwritten and organized by The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, is being hosted by Keeneland Association in the […]

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Lone Star’s Roses To Ribbons Horse Fair Supports Thoroughbred Aftercare

The Paddock Foundation is hosting the Roses to Ribbons Old Fashioned Horse Fair event at Lone Star Park to help find a new home for Thoroughbred race horses nearing the end of their racing career. The Roses to Ribbons Old Fashioned Horse Fair will be held at Lone Star Park on Saturday, July 11 at […]

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Pimlico To Host MJC’s Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show July 11

The Maryland Jockey Club’s Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, to be held at historic Pimlico Race Course Saturday, July 11, will have prize money totaling more than $17,000 with the featured class of the day the $7,500 Hillwood Stable Jumper Speed Stakes. Entries are due Monday, July 6 if participants want to be included in the […]

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Some Like It Hot: Flaming Daredevil Dragged Behind Running Horse

According to The Mirror, Austrian stunt man Joe Toedtling was dragged along a gravel road by a horse at speeds of 20 mph, while on fire–willingly. Toedtling had to wear several layers of clothing, as well as metal shin and elbow pads for the stunt. He also had to have a special cooling gel applied […]

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Iconic Kentucky Horse Park Fences To Be Painted Black

The Kentucky Horse Park will soon be transitioning almost 30 miles of white plank fencing to black fencing. The white fencing has been in place since the iconic facility opened in 1978. The park is making this transition due to the economic and operational realities of maintaining white fencing versus black fencing. “We realize the […]

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Can You Help Name The KY Horse Park Police Foals?

Do you appreciate creative horse names? Are you good at coming up with unusual names based on a horse’s traits? Help name the Kentucky Horse Park’s future police mounts! Naming suggestions will be taken through July 12, 2015, and three favorite names will be put forth for online public voting. Horse #1 Horse #1 is […]

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