Nine-Year-Old Girl Passes on Birthday Presents, Gives Back to OTTBs

In many ways, Brin Tabor is your typical 9-year-old girl. Like many children, Brin would have loved to have gotten a horse for her recent birthday, but when asked by her mother, Beth, what she wanted for her birthday, Brin’s response was anything but typical. “Out of the blue she said to us that for […]

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New Vocations Seeks Intern

New Vocations announced today that it will be accepting resumes for the third annual Olivia M. Saylor Internship. The internship was established in 2011 to allow college students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the Thoroughbred aftercare industry by working for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption. Prominent racehorse owner, Paul Saylor, graciously helped establish the internship […]

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Retired Racehorse Training Project Names 26 Trainers for Thoroughbred Makeover

The Board of Directors of the Retired Racehorse Training Project announced today its selection of the 26 horse trainers who will participate in the RRTP Thoroughbred Makeover. Each trainer will chronicle online the training of a Thoroughbred that has raced but had no training for a second career. All will appear at Pimlico Racecourse in […]

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Stable Preparing Horses for Second Careers … Before Retirement

Mosaic Racing Stable, a small racing syndicate based in New York, has taken a somewhat unconventional approach to preparing Thoroughbreds for careers after the racetrack: they’ve begun using cross-training with their runners to make sport horse training methods seem less foreign to them upon retirement. The horses take the winters off from racing, and after […]

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Over 500 Flock to OTTB Event on Rolex Weekend

Friday night’s Thoroughbreds For All nearly doubled in size from last year’s event with over 500 attending from 28 states while raising over $12,000 for two worthy aftercare charities.  The majority of the audience was made up of equestrians in town for the Rolex Three Day Event who wanted to learn more about retired Thoroughbred […]

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OTTBs Lead Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event After Day One

New Zealand competitors Andrew Nicholson and mount Calico Joe lead the list of Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event competitors after the first day of dressage competition. American Becky Holder follows in second with Can’t Fire Me after earning a dressage score of 44.2. Both horses were bred for racing; Can’t Fire Me started seven times and […]

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Golden Gate Fields Runner Lands in Livestock Auction, Triggers Investigation

Golden Gate Fields general manager Joe Morris told The Horse that 3-year-old runner New Macho Man wound up in a livestock auction after his retirement, a violation of the track’s ban on selling retired racehorses at auction. Morris said track officials are investigating how the horse ended up in the auction despite the ban, which […]

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Jockey Club to Honor 17 OTTBs at Rolex Kentucky

The Thoroughbred Incentive, a division of the Jockey Club, will honor the 17 riders set to compete in the prestigious Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event with registered Thoroughbreds. The riders will be recognized at the “Thoroughbreds For All” adoption event on Friday, April 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the New Vocations facility in […]

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Giving Back: Ownership Group Designates Earnings Percentage For New Vocations

StarLadies Racing, Starlight Racing’s new all-female partnership, is pleased to announce that it has designated New Vocations, a retraining and adoption program for retired racehorses, to receive a portion of earnings from its 2013 acquisitions. Conceived by Barbara Lucarelli and Laurie Wolf, two of Starlight’s founding partners who will also serve as managing partners, StarLadies […]

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