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‘Hoedown For Horses’ At Del Mar To Benefit CARMA Aftercare Program

Embracing the Wild West roots of the Golden state, California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit dedicated to Thoroughbred aftercare, will host its 11th annual CARMAcares fundraiser on Sunday, July 22 at Del Mar Racetrack. Funds raised from ‘Hoedown for Horses’ will directly benefit the organization’s one-of-kind placement program and its grant process. At the […]

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Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Rescheduled For October 7

The seventh annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, presented by Beyond the Wire, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 7 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The show has been moved from its original date of July 7 due to heavy rains the past month. Please not that Canter for the Cause will take place on Pimlico’s […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Other Sport Of Kings

This past weekend the world watched as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said their vows and presented themselves for the first time on the steps of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. With the monarchy’s affinity for horses and equestrian sports, it’s quite likely that in the not-so-distant […]

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Seeking Contact: A Cow Pony’s Road To The Thoroughbred Makeover

Kristen Kovach and her OTTB Jobber Bill (Saffir – Healing Touch, by Dr. Carter) are aiming for the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover in October at the Kentucky Horse Park. A multi-discipline horse show showcasing Thoroughbreds in second careers, the event has become a staple on many OTTB aficionados’ calendars. Kovach recently wrote about a […]

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‘Aftercare Cannot Be An Afterthought’: International Forum Concludes In Seoul

The second International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held during the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul, South Korea, concluded Monday with discussions of global aftercare efforts and the significance of these efforts as part of the racing industry. With representatives from jurisdictions across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the UK, the topic […]

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Retirement Ceremony Set For Queen Elizabeth’s OTTB

Queen Elizabeth II has long understood that Thoroughbred racehorses can accomplish a lot of things, both during their time on the racetrack and after; many of her horses have gone on to have dual careers. Her homebred Thoroughbred Barbers Shop was a top-notch National Hunt horse turned quality show horse, obtaining many championship titles. A […]

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Donner Representing OTTBs In Fourth At Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event

Lynn Symansky rode the OTTB Donner to a double clear cross country score Saturday at the Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event, moving up into a tie for fourth place ahead of Sunday’s show jumping. Donner is the highest-placed OTTB after Saturday’s competition, currently on his dressage score of 31.3. Donner raced under the name Smart […]

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OTTBs Take Part In Operation Open Arms

Kids in the Operation Open Arms program and their foster families came out to Oldham County’s Stone Place Stables to ride, brush and feed treats to a group of off-track Thoroughbreds during a session led and planned by Stone Place instructors Sarah Younger and Debbie Iezzi. Younger is the University of Louisville’s hunt-seat team coach, […]

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Second Stride Receives Land Donation From Dinwiddie And Irene Lampton

  Second Stride, a 501c3 not for profit organization for retired Thoroughbred racehorses, announced today it has received a donation of 46.46 acres of land from Dinwiddie and Irene Lampton. The land, located off of Halls Hill Road in the Brownsboro area of Oldham County, will be used to house a new stabling facility dedicated […]

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Metro Meteor, The Painting OTTB, Dies At 15 After Numerous Health Complications

Metro Meteor’s owners posted the following update to the popular OTTB’s Facebook page Monday morning. Stakes-placed “Metro” became famous for his interest in painting alongside owners Ron & Wendy Krajewski, who cared for the horse after he left the racetrack and developed a degenerative knee condition. Metro paintings were sold to benefit Thoroughbred aftercare charities […]

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