Off Track Thoroughbreds

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Better One Start Early Than One Start Too Late’

This summer as Chip Tuttle watches the last horses race around the Suffolk Downs oval, he will likely be reminded of a gutsy gelding that left the Suffolk Downs backside long ago, and who was and still is a true war horse in every sense of the word. The track, which is scheduled to cease […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: All Aboard ‘The Party Barge’

When you come across a horse named “The Party Barge,” you know he’s going to have a good story to go along with that raucous name. True to form, “Rye,” as he’s known around the barn, does not disappoint. Rye is a middle-aged all-around show, trail and recreational riding horse who earned his name, according […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Gift Guide For Thoroughbred Lovers

With the holiday season ramping up, ‘tis the season for gift-giving! It can be tough to find the right gift for a horse person (especially if the one doing the shopping isn’t equine-inclined). If one (or several) of the people you’re shopping for ride, lease, take lessons on, or just plain love off-track Thoroughbreds, we’ve […]

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TAA Accredits 37 Aftercare Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that 37 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation in 2017. The accredited groups include 31 that were re-accredited and six that have received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting organization in Thoroughbred aftercare, has a network of 64 accredited organizations operating 180 facilities […]

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Minnesota Racing Commission Awards $46,000 For Racehorse Repurposing & Retirement

The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) authorized disbursement of $46,000 to three 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations at its August meeting. The recipients include: Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoptions, This Old Horse and Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program. These new funds were generated by legislation passed in 2015 to direct fines collected via […]

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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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