OTTB

Nominations Open For Award Recognizing For-Profit OTTB Rehoming Entities

Nominations are now open for the Ira Schulman Award, given each year to a deserving Thoroughbred rehoming advocate. Named in honor of Ira Shulman, who is believed to have rehomed more Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in 50-odd years than any other person or organization. Dubbed the “father of Thoroughbred rehoming,” the award is sponsored by the Virginia […]

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TAA Partners With Old Smoke To Offer OTTB-Themed T-Shirts

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has partnered with Old Smoke Clothing Company to create off-track Thoroughbred-themed T-shirts. Four different designs are available, each one creatively showcasing OTTBs or the TAA brand. The T-shirts retail for $32 each, which includes a small kickback to the TAA, and are now available for purchase on OldSmokeClothing.com/TAA. “The TAA is […]

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ASPCA Makeover Marketplace Will Feature Over 100 Restarted Thoroughbreds For Sale

In support of helping more retired racehorses find second careers and new homes as sport horses and recreational mounts, the Retired Racehorse Project is once again facilitating the ASPCA Makeover Marketplace at the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, October 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Made possible by a generous grant from the ASPCA, the Makeover Marketplace […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Journey Of Retraining Isn’t Always A Straight Line

Four years ago, I was at the top of my game. Fresh off a good sales year, where I had taken three horses and retrained them for their second career, I found myself feeling pretty invincible. They had all been different types. One a fancy Warmblood who just didn’t want to dressage anymore, a massive […]

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Muscular Dystrophy Can’t Slow Down OTTB Enthusiast Jessica Hammond

Since the age of 3, when she first sat on a pony in the parking lot of the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Jessica Hammond’s life has been one consumed by horses. As she grew older, so did her passion. Whether counseling backstretch workers, as an owner herself, or in helping find them forever homes, […]

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Pimlico: Special Award Of Merit To Be Presented To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which has granted nearly $14 million in grants to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations, will receive the Special Award of Merit Thursday, May 16 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. The Special Award of Merit is given to those who have made a positive impact on the racing industry. Previous […]

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OTTB ‘Resurgence’ Evident At CARMA’s Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show

Much like the wild flowers of Spring, retired racehorses were in a super bloom at the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) on March 23 and 24 at Galway Downs in Temecula. The equestrian sporting event, hosted by CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) as an awareness campaign to promote the adoption off-track Thoroughbreds, drew 96 entries. […]

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Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show On Hiatus As Maryland Jockey Club Considers New Site, Date

The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, which showcases retired Thoroughbreds in as many as 20 classes, has been placed on hiatus, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Sunday. Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra and Vice President of Racing Development, Georganne Hale, said they are looking at different times during the calendar year to […]

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Kentucky Equine Rescue Changing Name To Better Reflect Its Mission

After ten years operating as the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, the foremost all-breed equine rescue in the state has changed its name to Kentucky Equine Adoption Center (KyEAC). The farm, located in Nicholasville, Ky., on Catnip Hill Road, maintains the same mission of taking in horses from all over Kentucky that are in transition and […]

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CARMA’s Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Team Competition Falls To Female Jockeys

The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization for the welfare of retired racehorses, again hosted its annual Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show on the first weekend of December at Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. With over 100 Off-The-Track-Thoroughbreds competing in Jumpers, Hunters, Dressage, Western, Gymkhana, and Showmanship, the show […]

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