Donna Brothers

Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Begins Outlining Evaluation Process; Donna Brothers Named Strategic Advisor

The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Steering Committee met in Florida to advance ongoing safety reform initiatives. Coming out of this meeting, the coalition made progress in developing a framework for reform implementation, approved new members and agreed on coalition team expansion. Reforms The coalition is dedicated to furthering and adding to the reforms committed to in […]

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TAA Elects New Board Members, John Phillips As President

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) board of directors elected John Phillips as its President for the 2020 term and elected three new board members at its meeting Dec. 30. Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm, served as TAA President in 2018. He has been a member of the TAA board since 2016. “The TAA is dedicated […]

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Donna Brothers To Give Keynote Address At National HBPA Convention

Donna Barton Brothers — the accomplished jockey who has become even more prominent as an award-winning racing analyst for NBC Sports, advocate for responsible equine welfare and author — will be the keynote speaker at the National HBPA’s annual convention in March. “Donna is exactly the type of inspirational keynote speaker we seek for the […]

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‘Only As Strong As Your Weakest Link’: Racing Needs To ‘Admit We Have A Problem’

After reading Donna Brothers’ article about PETA earlier this week, long-time fan and gambler Jonathan Stettin penned a response published at pastthewire.com. While he agreed with parts of Brothers’ piece, he took issue “with the cheerleading and the potential for that to lead to a false sense of complacency.” Stettin’s response points out a number of […]

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Donna Brothers: PETA Is A Bully

I can no longer remain silent about my love for horses and for horse racing for fear of backlash from PETA and other extremist organizations that claim to be looking out for our horses’ welfare. PETA’s modus operandi is to scream louder than the people and industries they attack, but unfortunately, while they promote themselves as […]

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Louisiana Downs Honors Legacy Of ‘Frankie’ Brothers With Namesake Stakes

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will present Super Derby 40 on Saturday, September 7. The marquee event of the 2019 Thoroughbred meet will feature seven stakes, highlighted by the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby. However, one other noteworthy feature will be the inaugural running of the $60,000 Frank L. Brothers Stakes. The mile and one-sixteenth turf contest […]

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Oaks, Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner Scheduled For April 29

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), and New Vocations have been named the co-beneficiaries of the Charitable Impact Group’s fifth annual Kentucky Oaks and Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner. The event will be held at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. on Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. NBC racing analyst Donna Brothers […]

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Super Derby, Louisiana Cup Day Top Louisiana Downs’ Stakes Schedule

The 2019 Thoroughbred racing season will get underway at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, May 4. The 84-day meet includes 14 stakes highlighted by two major events, Louisiana Cup Day on Saturday, August 3 and Super Derby Day on Saturday, September 7. The marquee stakes of the meet is the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby, […]

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NBCSN To Televise Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, Santa Anita Derby

With the “Run for the Roses” one month away, NBC Sports Group continues its coverage this weekend as horses aim to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. NBCSN presents live horse racing this Saturday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. ET, with coverage of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes, and Santa Anita Derby. The winner of […]

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New Vocations Hosts Annual Open Barn And BBQ Event

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program will host its third annual Open Barn and BBQ event on Friday, April 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. An educational experience held concurrently with the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, the organization will open its barn doors to the public at the conclusion of dressage competition at the Kentucky […]

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