New Vocations

Over 500 Retired Racehorses Helped By New Vocations In 2017

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program had 398 retired Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses go through the program in 2017, a 10 percent increase from the previous year. Additionally, 125 horses remained in the program throughout the new year transition, receiving rehabilitative care or transitional training with hopes of placement in 2018. New Vocations received 976 applications […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Mereworth Farm

This week, we continue our series exploring the history behind some of racing’s most famous farm/racing stable names. Last week, we studied the background of Elmendorf Farm, which occupied several tracts of land north of Lexington, Ky. While some major racing and breeding operations like Elmendorf were names that shifted control and ownership over time, […]

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Nominations Now Open For 2018 Equine Industry Vision Award

Nominations are now open for the 17th annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Sponsored by Zoetis since its inception, the prestigious award is the first of its kind to showcase innovation across the entire equine market, as well as ingenuity and service. Award nominees may include individuals and/or organizations. Candidates may be considered for a single […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: New Vocations’ Anna Ford

Having grown up with a fifth generation Standardbred training father and a mother who ran the family’s breeding farm, Anna Ford has been around horses since the first day of her life. In her role at New Vocations, a celebrated Thoroughbred retraining and rehoming organization, Ford has helped extend the useful lives of hundreds of […]

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25th Retired Racehorse Adopted In New Vocations Pony Club Challenge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is halfway to its goal of rehoming 50 retiring racehorses with United States Pony Clubs members. This rehoming effort is part of the New Vocations Pony Club Challenge program. The program is a unique partnership between the nation’s oldest and largest racehorse adoption program and the United States Pony Clubs, […]

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Connections Of 40 Breeders’ Cup Runners Pledge Portion Of Winnings To New Vocations

A growing list of prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to support aftercare by participating in the New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge. Now in its eighth year, the Pledge has raised over $420,000, with 100 percent of funds raised supporting the program’s rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts. “I am thrilled to pledge my support […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Overcoming Fears With A ‘Diamond In The Rough’

Last month when Queen Satin (who shows under the name Satins Angel) donned a swanky new cooler, bouquet of flowers and a blue ribbon on her bridle after securing top honors in the $5,000 Open Jumper Stake at the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, it was virtually unimaginable that just several years prior she […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Many Questions Of Mike Repole

Despite his humble roots, Mike Repole’s goals have always been lofty, and to his credit, he’s achieved many of them. The kid from Queens who was the first person in his family to attend college turned a small beverage company into a giant worth $4 billion. He dreamed of owning racehorses as a teenager, and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbreds Dazzle In New Vocations Show

This weekend New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) welcomed more than 250 Thoroughbreds to the Kentucky Horse Park, allowing their riders to compete in one of the most coveted venues in equestrian sports – the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park. With horses coming from even out […]

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New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program Preps For OTTB Takeover In Kentucky

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is preparing for its Third Annual All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, which will be held Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept.  9 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. In addition to the two-day format, qualified exhibitors will be welcomed to the inaugural edition of The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program […]

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