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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Gift Guide For Thoroughbred Lovers

With the holiday season ramping up, ‘tis the season for gift-giving! It can be tough to find the right gift for a horse person (especially if the one doing the shopping isn’t equine-inclined). If one (or several) of the people you’re shopping for ride, lease, take lessons on, or just plain love off-track Thoroughbreds, we’ve […]

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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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Doyle Adopts Her First North American Winner To Re-School As Lead Pony

Three years after scoring a milestone victory aboard Jaz N Tap, jockey Sophie Doyle is back on track with the 6-year-old-gelding. The two first became acquainted when Doyle was establishing her riding career in Kentucky after being a successful jockey in her native England. On Nov. 26, 2014, at Churchill Downs, she rode Jaz N […]

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Retired Group 2 Winner Caymans Enjoying New Career In Falconry

He was pretty good on the racetrack, as anyone familiar with his win in the Group 2 Sandown Guineas in Australia in 2008 will testify. Now, however, the former Godolphin runner Caymans is showing some good moves in an altogether different area. There are many cases of ex-racehorses being retrained for second careers in polo, […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: ‘Taxi’ Is All Grown Up

In 2013, readers fell in love with miracle baby Magna Fortuna, the subject of a profile we published when the gelding went into training. The son of Magna Graduate was rescued in utero when the Illinois Equine Humane Center (IEHC) pulled his dam, Silver Option, from a kill pen for $300. Gail Vacca, president and founder […]

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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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Racing NSW Purchases 2,600 Acres For Retraining Of Off-Track Thoroughbreds

Racing NSW has purchased a 2,600 acre property at Capertee to be used for the rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming of thoroughbreds after their racing careers. The Capertee property is located 40 minutes north of Lithgow and includes state of the art equestrian facilities that will provide the ideal environment for thoroughbred horses to be retrained […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: New Beginnings

Great things can happen when people work together. That is the story behind New Beginnings Thoroughbreds, a racehorse aftercare organization based in Howell, N.J., that retrains and adopts out Thoroughbreds from area racetracks and farms. It is also the story behind the Above and Beyond 4-H Drill Team, who is set to perform at the […]

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Buy The Right Horse For The Job: Boyd Martin Encourages Top Event Riders To Try OTTBs

As the market for Thoroughbreds after the track continues to grow, Olympic rider Boyd Martin believes riders at the top levels of other equine disciplines should give an off-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) a try. Martin, who has long been a champion of the breed at the upper echelon of eventing, believes bringing more ex-racehorses into the […]

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Lead Pony 101 Presented By Nupafeed: Re-Schooling The Off-Track Thoroughbred

A large number of the lead ponies working to escort Thoroughbreds on the racetrack are actually ex-racehorses themselves. Off-track Thoroughbreds, specifically gelded males at the end of their racing careers, tend to make the transition to ponying fairly easily because they are already accustomed to the sights and sounds of the track. Over the course […]

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