Jen Roytz

Roytz: COVID-19 Crisis Will Lead To More Horses Than Ever In Need Of Second Careers

In a commentary for The Horse magazine, Retired Racehorse Project executive director (and former Paulick Report contributor) Jen Roytz writes that the work of Thoroughbred aftercare organizations has increased exponentially in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The short term stoppage of live racing and long-term economic downturn will likely lead to more horses than […]

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Top Eventers Buck Davidson, Phillip Dutton To Lead RRP Master Class Showing Off OTTBs

Headlined by five-star eventers Buck Davidson and Phillip Dutton, the RRP Master Class at the LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field will take place on Friday, February 28. The 2020 LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field in Aiken, SC will host a Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) Master Class on Friday, February 28. Taking place in […]

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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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A Decade In, How Are We Doing With Thoroughbred Aftercare?

A decade ago, the word “aftercare” was not part of the industry vernacular when talking about Thoroughbreds leaving the racetrack. There were a handful of nonprofits which had battled the tide of horses retiring from racing for years. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation launched in 1983, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program in 1992, Thoroughbred Charities of […]

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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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