Jen Roytz

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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Breeders’ Cup To Recognize Winner Of Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project today announced a partnership with the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, bringing together the most prestigious weekend of Thoroughbred racing in the United States and the premier showcase of off-track Thoroughbreds. RRP organizes the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, which takes place Oct. 4-7 […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Wet Weather Woes

How’s the weather where you are? If you answered “wet,” you’re in the same boat as much of the rest of the country…and that boat may come in handy with all of this rain! Rain can wreak havoc in a number of ways; it can also do a number on your horse, and if that […]

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500 OTTBs To Compete Oct. 4-7 At The Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, will return to Lexington Ky, at the Kentucky Horse Park on Oct. 4-7, 2018. The event features approximately 500 recently retired Thoroughbreds competing in 10 different non-racing disciplines. Spectators on-site and those watching via livestream can vote via text […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘The Toughest Off-Track Horse’ Finds Her Way

Just like humans, every horse is different. They react differently to situations, they learn things in different ways and they express themselves in a nuanced and unique fashion. As we’ve covered in this column time and time again, Thoroughbreds can often make a successful and relatively easy transition from racing to riding or showing. They […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Mr. Wilson A Teacher For The Ages

Everyone needs a good teacher. Even those brave souls who ride racehorses on a daily basis needed to start somewhere and hone their craft. The same goes for horses, who before they achieved greatness going full-tilt, often learned how to jog and gallop around a training track alongside a reliable partner. Through setting good examples […]

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TAA To Offer Award To Highest-Placing Graduate At Thoroughbred Makeover

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will introduce a new award to honor the highest-placing TAA graduate and the TAA-accredited organization affiliated with that horse at the Retired Racehorse Project’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The award, which will be a $1,500 cash prize and other gifts, will be divided between the rider […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: You’re Using That Thoroughbred For What?!

Thoroughbreds can excel at anything, I truly believe that. So often after racing they’re asked to perform over jumps on the cross-country course, in the dressage ring or on the polo field. They enjoy having a job and a routine, and time and time again they prove to be incredibly adaptable to new challenges and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: For The Love Of Smarty Jones And Shackleford

It was 2011 when Susan Harmon joined the Facebook community. What drove her to do so wasn’t to reconnect with childhood friends or keep a public journal of her day-to-day happenings, but rather to follow the on-track exploits of the sport’s top horses and keep up with the progeny of sires.  It wasn’t long before […]

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