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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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CARMA Hosts Record Entries In Tenth Edition Of Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show

The tenth installment of the highly popular Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), sponsored by the Siegel CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) Foundation was held at Galway Downs near Temecula, Calif., this past weekend and the two-day event was a smashing success, drawing a record number of Thoroughbreds who competed in various equine disciplines. A total of […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Showing Up For Thoroughbreds

On March 11, the Arkansas Hunter Jumper Association (AHJA) took a departure from their usual horse show activities to go to Oaklawn Park to watch horses that travel in different circles. The AHJA sponsored a race and enjoyed a day at the track to commemorate their new affiliation with The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program […]

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New Vocations To Host Sixth Open Barn Event April 28

Keeping with a six-year tradition, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program will once again host an entertaining, educational event concurrently with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. During their annual “Open Barn and BBQ,” the organization will open its barn doors to the public on Friday, April 28, at the conclusion of dressage competition at the Kentucky […]

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Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Preparing For Tenth Edition At Galway Downs

Final preparations are underway for the tenth installment of the popular Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), set for March 25 and 26 at Galway Downs near Temecula, Calif. Sponsored by the Siegel CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) Foundation, the two-day event is open to all registered Thoroughbreds and offers classes in just about every equine […]

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