Off Track Thoroughbreds

Woodbine Announces Support Of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that Woodbine Entertainment will host TAA Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2017, coinciding with the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. TAA Day will promote the industry initiative of accrediting Thoroughbred aftercare organizations and the importance of aftercare to the Woodbine racing community. “The health and well-being […]

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‘Equine Idol’: Melbourne Cup Winner Delta Blues Enjoys Showjumping For His Fans

The first Japanese winner of Australia’s Melbourne Cup, Delta Blues developed a large fan following in his native country. The son of Dance In The Dark (Sunday Silence) can still be seen by those fans, reports thoroughbredracing.com, in showjumping demonstrations at Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Horse Park in Japan. Not only does the 16-year-old enjoy showing off for […]

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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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Fan Favorite Brass Hat Headlines Thoroughbred Aftercare Day At Ellis Park

Brass Hat, one of the region’s most popular racehorses of the past decade, is making a return visit to Ellis Park for Sunday’s Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Day. As part of the July 16 festivities, commemorative Brass Hat posters will be given out, with fans able to have them signed by trainer Buff Bradley, who owned […]

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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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Lead Pony 101 Presented By Nupafeed: Practicing At Churchill Downs

For the past two weeks, the Paulick Report has been following the journey of a bay Thoroughbred gelding named “Trajan” as he transitions from a racing career to that of a lead pony. In the first week Trey learned some of the basic cues he would need for his new job, and in the second […]

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Lead Pony 101 Presented By Nupafeed: Learning To Lead

Last week the Paulick Report introduced a bay Thoroughbred gelding named “Trajan,” observing the process as the 4-year-old began his transition from a racing career to that of a lead pony. Trey immediately proved his disposition and sensibility make him an ideal candidate for the job, and the kind-eyed youngster picked up on his early […]

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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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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Hollywood’ Catcher

There’s no doubt that Thoroughbreds, especially the off-track variety, are making a resurgence in the non-racing sectors. Their popularity is increasing not only in the show rings, but on trails, ranches, lesson stables and infinite other places throughout the horse world. One of the last places you might expect to find a Thoroughbred, though, is […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Jumping For Des

This past weekend it was time once again for one of my favorite Lexington traditions, the High Hope Steeplechase. Held each May at the Kentucky Horse Park, tailgaters line the track, cheer on the horses as they thunder past and enjoy what always seems to be a more elevated version of tailgate food (and maybe […]

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