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Aftercare Should Not Be An Afterthought: Solutions For The Future

This is the conclusion of our three-part series on the state of Thoroughbred aftercare. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Depending on the day, working in Thoroughbred aftercare can feel especially impactful or incredibly futile. On one hand, horse racing has accomplished so much in a short amount of time in […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredits 40 Organizations In 2019

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that 40 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation effective immediately. The list of 40 organizations includes 32 that were reaccredited and eight that received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting body in Thoroughbred aftercare, now has a network of 74 organization with approximately 160 […]

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Presque Isle Downs Opportunity to View, Meet And Purchase Racehorses Ready For Second Careers

CANTER-Pennsylvania (CPA) is excited to announce the fourth annual “End of Meet Showcase” to be held at Presque Isle Downs on October 12, 2019. Sponsored by Presque Isle Racetrack and Casino, the Pennsylvania HBPA and Wales Veterinary Practice, this is an opportunity for off-track-thoroughbred (OTTB) lovers to find their dream horse. Approximately 40 horses will […]

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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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ASPCA Grants $225,000 To Help Rehabilitate And Retrain Retired Racehorses

ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced it has granted $225,000 to nine equine rescue groups to support their efforts to rehabilitate and retrain retired racehorses. Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded over $2 million to prepare retired racers for new homes and second careers after […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Accreditation Of 34 Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that 34 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation effective immediately. The list of 34 organizations includes 27 that were re-accredited and seven that have received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting body in Thoroughbred aftercare, now has a network of 70 accredited organizations with […]

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Delaware Park, Horsemen To Give $20,000 For Retired Racehorse Efforts

In an ongoing commitment to find second careers for retired racehorses, Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) will be presenting a check for $20,000 to the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) and CANTER Delaware as part of the Delaware Handicap Day festivities this Saturday at Delaware Park.  The occasion will be commemorated in the winner’s […]

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Canter New York Launched To Work Alongside NYTHA’s Take The Lead

CANTER is now offering its nationally-recognized 100% volunteer service to New York horseman with the opening of CANTER-New York, a Phase I program offering free sales listings to local trainers/owners of Thoroughbred Racehorses no longer competing. The Chapter is uniquely designed to support the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA)’s TAKE THE LEAD aftercare program […]

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Churchita Earns Title Of Most Wanted Thoroughbred at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

A 6-year-old Thoroughbred mare named Churchita (Churchhill—Slewita, Tsunami Slew) earned the title of Most Wanted Throughbred at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo in Denver, Colo, after an amazing performance with not one, but three riders. To prove her talent, the mare showed off her skills with three different riders: one very skilled, one novice rider […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Retraining In The Tranquility Of Southern Pines

When one has enjoyed a successful career as an interior designer, what is the natural next step? For Holly Carter, a life-long rider with a penchant for Thoroughbreds both on the track and in the show ring, the answer was easy: create a Thoroughbred adoption facility to honor the memory of those whose backs she […]

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