Thoroughbred aftercare

Before You Click ‘Donate,’ What Do You Know About That Horse Rescue?

In this social media-driven age, it’s easier than ever for ordinary people to lend their voices or their cash to a cause they care about. For many in the equine welfare world, this is good news – it’s now cheaper to get their message out to the public, and faster for their supporters to PayPal […]

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Discover Florida: Florida Horse Park Serves Sport Horses And Thoroughbreds

The following sponsored article is from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Commissioner. The Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park is a 500-acre multi-purpose recreational, sporting and educational venue located in Ocala, Fla. Although it continues to expand, the facility currently includes four state-of-the-art Martin Collins fiber arenas, a 90,000 […]

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TCA Offering Emergency Funds, Resources To Help Backstretch Workers And Aftercare Groups

Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund is providing funding to backstretch and aftercare organizations working to support the Thoroughbred community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Established in 2016 by LNJ Foxwoods, the Horses First Fund assists Thoroughbreds and their caretakers in need of emergency aid due to large scale neglect, natural disaster, or other catastrophe. The Backstretch […]

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IFAR Presentations From Fourth Annual Thoroughbred Aftercare Forum Now Available Online

PowerPoint presentations and videos from the fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) are now available online. The presentations and videos can be found at under the “IFAR Conference for 2020” tab or at The conference was held February 20 as part of the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa. The […]

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Louisiana Derby Contenders Encouraged To Pledge Percentage Of Earnings To New Vocations

 In an effort to assist Thoroughbred aftercare, owners with horses racing at the Fair Grounds on Louisiana Derby Day are being encouraged to pledge a percentage of their earnings to support New Vocations efforts. All funds raised will go directly to support the horses currently at the Louisiana facility, which has already served over 50 […]

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Pollard’s Vision, Sire Of Champion Blind Luck, Lands At Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY., has welcomed new retiree Pollard’s Vision. The multiple graded stakes winner and one-time Kentucky Derby hopeful, who is now 19, arrived from Mighty Acres in Pryor, OK, where he has stood since 2015. Blind in his right eye since birth, Pollard’s Vision was named after Seabiscuit […]

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British Horse Welfare Board Develops Plan For Lifetime Tracking Of OTTBs

Britain’s Horse Welfare Board has created a strategic plan to track British racehorses for their entire lives. The report, entitled A Life Well Lived, envisions rolling out this change and others over the next five years; the board notes that this is just one step in the process of ensuring racehorses in Britain are safe. […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: The Difference Between Picture Perfect And Real Life With An OTTB

I used to love watching TV shows about buying houses. (Just curious, did you read that last sentence as “houses” or “horses”?) Then, I bought my first house. Television: After the most adorable agony over which of the three amazing options they’ve looked at would be their dream home, the hopeful couple chooses one. The […]

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Agenda Released For International Forum For The Aftercare Of Racehorses

The agenda has been set for the fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), which will be held in conjunction with the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa. The ARC is scheduled for February 18 – 23, 2020, and the IFAR portion of the program will be held on Thursday, […]

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