Off Track Thoroughbreds

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Other Sport Of Kings

This past weekend the world watched as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said their vows and presented themselves for the first time on the steps of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. With the monarchy’s affinity for horses and equestrian sports, it’s quite likely that in the not-so-distant […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Sidesaddle Sarah’ Not Afraid Of A Little Speed

When one hears the term “sidesaddle,” it likely evokes images of a demure woman outfitted in a wool coat and skirt sitting atop her mannerly steed as they gracefully canter through the countryside. While the classic riding style dates back hundreds of years, it has earned a beloved niche in the modern world of English […]

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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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Certified Horsemanship Association Conference Scheduled For Oct. 26-29

The 2017 Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) International Conference will take place on October 26-29, in Lexington, Ky. Making this year even more special is 2017 celebrates CHA’s 50th anniversary. CHA is the largest certifying body of riding instructors in the United States and Canada. The conference offers something for everyone, with presentations from top-level instructors, […]

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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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