Roytz: COVID-19 Crisis Will Lead To More Horses Than Ever In Need Of Second Careers

In a commentary for The Horse magazine, Retired Racehorse Project executive director (and former Paulick Report contributor) Jen Roytz writes that the work of Thoroughbred aftercare organizations has increased exponentially in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The short term stoppage of live racing and long-term economic downturn will likely lead to more horses than […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Champion Ashton Moynihan Passes Away

The Funding Director for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Ashton Moynihan passed away on Friday, Jan. 24 after battling cancer. A graduate of Sweet Briar College, Moynihan spent 15 years employed by Fasig-Tipton, selling stallion interests and scheduling yearling inspections. She took time off from her career to raise two daughters, Madison and Emory, before joining […]

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Centennial Farms Sponsoring TAA’s ‘Best Turned Out Horse Awards’ On Pegasus Day

Centennial Farms will again sponsor the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Best Turned Out Horse Awards during the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Card Jan. 25, 2020 at Gulfstream Park. Centennial Farms, an ownership group with more than 30 years of experience operating elite Thoroughbred racing partnerships, will sponsor the cash prize and gift bag to be given […]

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Stettin Donates Handicapping For Horses Prize Money To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Professional handicapper and owner of PastTheWire.com Jonathan Stettin won the inaugural Handicapping for Horses Tournament this past August in Saratoga Springs, New York and donated his prize money to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The prize money will be presented to the TAA during the Jan. 24 card at Gulfstream Park. The tournament, which lasted the […]

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Sequel New York Stallion Show Shifts Focus To The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The 2020 Sequel New York Stallion show has been changed to an Open House. For every contract signed on site and for every winner of the Stallion season raffle, Sequel will donate $100 to the TAA on behalf of the breeder and will match the total at the end of the day. In lieu of […]

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TAA Elects New Board Members, John Phillips As President

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) board of directors elected John Phillips as its President for the 2020 term and elected three new board members at its meeting Dec. 30. Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm, served as TAA President in 2018. He has been a member of the TAA board since 2016. “The TAA is dedicated […]

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Take The Lead Living Up To Its Name In Racehorse Aftercare

Fourteen years ago, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) created the Take the Lead program to assist with the rehabilitation and retraining of Thoroughbreds retiring from the state’s racetracks. Rick Schosberg, chairman of the NYTHA Aftercare committee, has overseen the program since its inception, reports the Thoroughbred Daily News. Aftercare of retired racehorses has […]

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Aftercare Should Not Be An Afterthought: Solutions For The Future

This is the conclusion of our three-part series on the state of Thoroughbred aftercare. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Depending on the day, working in Thoroughbred aftercare can feel especially impactful or incredibly futile. On one hand, horse racing has accomplished so much in a short amount of time in […]

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Emptying The Ocean With A Teaspoon: The Challenges Of Aftercare

This is Part 2 in a three-part series looking back at the last decade’s evolution in Thoroughbred aftercare. You can read Part 1 here. It’s easy to scroll through the Horse Care or Aftercare news sections on trade publication websites and feel pretty good about the state of Thoroughbred retirement and rehoming. It seems groups […]

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