Thoroughbred aftercare

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Passport’ To A Second Career

There’s no doubt about it, Brookline was bred for greatness. Out of the iconic broodmare Cara Rafaela, a Grade 1 winner herself who produced the likes of superstar sire Bernardini, Brookline had some big shoes to fill. It was at Margaux Farm, a Thoroughbred training center located in Midway, Ky., that farm trainer Dermot Littlefield […]

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Social Media, Contracts, And Impulse Buys: Navigating The Modern Landscape Of OTTB Adoption And Sale

As the off-track Thoroughbred grows in popularity, more people than ever are processing adoptions of OTTBs from non-profit groups or looking to sell privately-owned project horses. With that increase in volume come some challenges for profit and non-profit outlets to make sure horses are rehomed responsibly, and for nonprofits to decide what types of horses […]

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Racetrack Injuries: Which Ones Pose Problems In An OTTB’s Second Career?

For a long time now, the biggest selling point for a horse coming off the track (or just about any horse) looking for a new home is, “Retired sound!” Unfortunately, many off-track Thoroughbreds come away with some physical issues, whether or not they were serious enough to necessitate the end of their racing careers. A […]

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New Calendar Celebrates Secretariat’s Last Living Offspring, Benefits Horse Welfare Groups

A new 2019 calendar features the last living sons and daughters of legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. The first calendar in this series, released last winter for 2018, was quite successful, raising more than $4,600 for the equine industry groups it benefits despite the late December launch. “We were very happy with the support […]

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New Vocations Launches Annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge, Looking To Connections For Support

New Vocations announced today the launching of their annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge.   The program is seeking owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their Championship earnings to support their mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. This will be the ninth year for the fundraiser which has raised over $480,000 […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbred Makeover Bridges Gap Between On-Track And Off

It was hard to be at the Kentucky Horse Park this past week and not be inspired by all that surrounded you. There, hundreds of Thoroughbreds, all with eight months or less of retraining since their last race or published work, showed off their new skills, doing everything from jumping and running with hounds through […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance To Highlight Retired Racehorse Issues At Equestricon

From the time of its creation, Equestricon has committed itself to the cause of aftercare and advancing initiatives that support the well-being of retired racehorses. To that end, and for the second year in a row, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has been named the Official Charity Partner of Equestricon. Horse racing’s only convention and fan festival, Equestricon […]

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Cozmic One Amongst Finalists In 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover; Finale Set For Saturday

That’s a wrap for the initial rounds at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America! Here are today’s final results; the top five in each division will continue on to tomorrow’s Makeover Finale, which starts at 8 a.m. and will be livestreamed on the USEF Network. Competitive Trail 1. B’s Honey, a 2011 mare […]

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Finger Lakes Horsemen, Track Pledge Per-Start Contribution To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack announced a $1 per start pledge to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The Finger Lakes meet runs until Nov. 28. “The TAA is grateful for the contributions from the Finger Lakes HBPA and Finger Lakes Racetrack,” TAA president John Phillips said. “These funds […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Wet Weather Woes

How’s the weather where you are? If you answered “wet,” you’re in the same boat as much of the rest of the country…and that boat may come in handy with all of this rain! Rain can wreak havoc in a number of ways; it can also do a number on your horse, and if that […]

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