Declan’s Moon shines as a dressage horse

Multiple graded stakes-winning gelding Declan’s Moon was voted Best Suited for Dressage at Saturday’s Pennsylvania Horse World Exposition, a part of the Retired Racehorse Training Project’s 100-Day Challenge. The 2004 juvenile champion is one of four horses in the challenge, all of whom have received basic dressage and jumping experience in the last 11 weeks.  […]

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Study examines OTTB adoption success

A recent study by scientists at the University of Kentucky examined individual characteristics of off-track Thoroughbreds in relation to their adoptability. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the study found that horses with fewer activity restrictions and the soundness to do some jumping were adopted 37 days faster than their counterparts.  Additionally, unusual colorings affected adoption rates, with grays […]

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‘It’s easy to see that they really are smarter’: OTTBs continue to gain popularity

Although converting off-track Thoroughbreds to new careers in the sport horse world isn’t new, it is becoming more popular at the highest levels of the hunter/jumper world, according to the Chronicle of the Horse. A new blog for the magazine, written by top hunter rider Jennifer Alfano, details her training of new acquisition Royal Straight, […]

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Pennsylvania show features OTTBs in need of homes

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horse Show Association will host a series of shows at the Valley Forge Military Academy this year to feature off-track Thoroughbreds that are available for adoption or sale. The first show will kick off April 13 and will feature hunter and jumper, as well as equitation classes. The PTHSA encourages the retraining […]

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OTTB Showcase: 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event OTTBs

THE ROLEX OTTBS (Riders; Country): COURAGEOUS COMET (Becky Holder; USA) WONDERFUL WILL (Michael Pollard; USA) HIGH SOCIETY II (Jessica Hampf; CAN) ANTHONY PATCH (Lainey Ashker; USA) SEA LION (Pam Fisher; USA) RUNNING ORDER (Doug Payne; USA) DOUBLE RIVERS DILLON (Kadi Eykamp; AUS) LAST MONARCH (Holly Hudspeth; USA) JET (Ashley Leith; USA) PARK LANE HAWK (William […]

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Call for entries: Spring OTTB show at Kentucky Horse Park

Entries are being taken for the inaugural show for off-the-track Thoroughbreds conducted by the Thoroughbred Horse Show Association (TBHS) on April 14-15 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The TBHS Spring Show is geared for Thoroughbreds just starting their show careers with entry-level divisions in multiple disciplines, including dressage, combined training, hunter/jumper and competitive trail riding. […]

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OTTB Showcase: Virga, P Y Twenty (a.k.a Pie)

THE DEETS:Name: VirgaSex: MareBorn: 2002Height: 16 handsColor: Dark BaySire: River SquallDam: Little Cathy by Slew BunnySale History: NoneRace Record: 10-0-0-1Race earnings: $1,848 Name: P Y Twenty (a.k.a. “Pie”)Sex: Gelding Born: 2000Height: 16.3 handsColor: BaySire: AffirmedDam: Nostalgic Desire, by Pine BluffSale History: NoneRace Record: 1-0-0-0Race earnings: $0 They May Not have been Perfect Racehorses, but They’re […]

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OTTB Showcase: Bayou Brass (a.k.a Iggy)

A few weeks ago we were approached by Jen Roytz, the marketing and communications director for Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky., about a project that is close to her heart: off-track Thoroughbreds, better known as OTTBs. The Paulick Report has focused on numerous organizations that serve as the interim stop for Thoroughbreds leaving the […]

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