Jen Roytz

Thoroughbred Makeover Champion To Be Honored In Breeders’ Cup Winner’s Circle

Breeders’ Cup Ltd. today announced a partnership with the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) to honor the winner of this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover between races at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, bringing together the country’s most prestigious weekend of Thoroughbred racing and the largest retraining competition for Thoroughbreds after racing. Earlier this month, the Thoroughbred Makeover, […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover’s New Arrival Exam Designed ‘To Set The Standard Of Horsemanship’

In keeping with the organization’s goal to better serve the Thoroughbred and continue to educate the owners, trainers and farms who seek to help transition these horses to second careers, the Retired Racehorse Project’s new arrival exam at the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, emphasizes soundness, body condition, […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America Returns As Title Sponsor Of RRP Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) jointly announce that TCA will once again 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 2-5, 2019. The TCA Thoroughbred Makeover features trainers — professionals, amateurs and […]

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New Vocations Hosts Open Barn And BBQ Event

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program will host its fourth annual Open Barn and BBQ event on Friday, April 26 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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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: So Long But Not Goodbye

“The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mahatma Gandhi It was about seven years ago that I wrote the first installment of what would become known as the “Aftercare Spotlight” series for the Paulick Report, and it’s fitting that, for me, the journey ends where it all began. It was about […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Gentle Approach Of Square Peg

“Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.” – Paul Collins, author of Not Even Wrong: A Father’s Journey into the Lost History of Autism In the town of Half Moon, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Desensitizing Horses For Racing And Life

Everyone wants a horse that can handle its surroundings. Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of the sales grounds, the energy-charged environment on race day, the controlled chaos of a horse show or simply hacking out in unfamiliar territory, a horse that doesn’t lose its marbles and resort to “flight mode” when the unfamiliar or […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Ponying Off The Track

Tom and Clare Mansmann have a knack for off-track Thoroughbreds, there’s no question about that. At their Pacific Farms, Inc., an equestrian facility in Middleburg, Va., specializing in lessons, boarding, showing and sales, they transition off-track Thoroughbreds into everything from eventers and hunter/jumpers to fox hunters, trail horses and more and are often sought out […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Passport’ To A Second Career

There’s no doubt about it, Brookline was bred for greatness. Out of the iconic broodmare Cara Rafaela, a Grade 1 winner herself who produced the likes of superstar sire Bernardini, Brookline had some big shoes to fill. It was at Margaux Farm, a Thoroughbred training center located in Midway, Ky., that farm trainer Dermot Littlefield […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbred Makeover Bridges Gap Between On-Track And Off

It was hard to be at the Kentucky Horse Park this past week and not be inspired by all that surrounded you. There, hundreds of Thoroughbreds, all with eight months or less of retraining since their last race or published work, showed off their new skills, doing everything from jumping and running with hounds through […]

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