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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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Market Forces Bring Good News, New Challenges For Aftercare

The American sporthorse industry has seen a greater push towards off-track Thoroughbreds in the past decade, which has unquestionably given more horses options as they leave the track. Trade press spends a lot of time examining market trends at bloodstock auctions, but as a demand for off-track Thoroughbreds has developed, it is subject to economic […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Summer Camp Life

Summer camp can be a life-changing experience for a child. Often it is the first time they’ve been away from their family for a prolonged period other than school and the experience can play a key role in helping them find their identity. At Forrestel Riding Camp, an international all-girls overnight English riding camp between […]

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T. I. P. Non-Competition Award Applications Now Available

Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program’s (T.I.P.’s) two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com. The T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or police work. The […]

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Thoroughbreds Competing at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Once again the Retired Racehorse Project has put together a list of everything you need to know about the Thoroughbreds competing at this spring’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. This year there are 66 horses scheduled to compete at this year’s Rolex, with 17 of those listed as Thoroughbreds. The 17 Thoroughbreds slated to compete in […]

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