Thoroughbred aftercare

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Lasting First-Timers’ Bond

If you’re interested in horses long enough, you will eventually have a select group of horses from your past that, for whatever reason, hold a special meaning. It could be the first horse you ever rode, owned or bred. Maybe it’s a horse that taught you an important lesson. It could even be a horse […]

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Lead Pony 101 Presented By Nupafeed: Practicing At Churchill Downs

For the past two weeks, the Paulick Report has been following the journey of a bay Thoroughbred gelding named “Trajan” as he transitions from a racing career to that of a lead pony. In the first week Trey learned some of the basic cues he would need for his new job, and in the second […]

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Buy The Right Horse For The Job: Boyd Martin Encourages Top Event Riders To Try OTTBs

As the market for Thoroughbreds after the track continues to grow, Olympic rider Boyd Martin believes riders at the top levels of other equine disciplines should give an off-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) a try. Martin, who has long been a champion of the breed at the upper echelon of eventing, believes bringing more ex-racehorses into the […]

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Batter Up! Mike Smith, Doug O’Neill Among Racing Celebs In Charity Softball Game

LRF Cares, a non-profit group dedicated to providing aftercare for retired racehorses, will host its first Celebrity Softball Game, featuring Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith and two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill. The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. PT on July 24 at Encinitas Community Park, in Encinitas, California. For those unable to […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: The Next Chapter For Caracortado

The story of Caracortado, the Mike Machowsky homebred who went from a maiden claiming race at Fairplex Park to Grade 1 company, captured the imagination of many racegoers in Southern California. After a six-season campaign in which he won three graded stakes and hit the board in 15 of 22 starts, a few of the […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Future Of Equine Genetics?

Thanks to innovations in science over the past several decades, genomic testing and profiling has become accessible to the masses. Services like 23andMe and Ancestry.com allow customers to learn about their ethnicity, pre-dispositions to disease, biologic tendencies and more, simply by submitting a saliva sample via mail or at a doctor’s office. Stop and think […]

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Lead Pony 101 Presented By Nupafeed: Learning To Lead

Last week the Paulick Report introduced a bay Thoroughbred gelding named “Trajan,” observing the process as the 4-year-old began his transition from a racing career to that of a lead pony. Trey immediately proved his disposition and sensibility make him an ideal candidate for the job, and the kind-eyed youngster picked up on his early […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Where Restrictions Create Opportunities

For nearly as long as Thoroughbreds have raced against one another in organized pari-mutuel events, there have been breed and age restrictions to qualify for certain races. The same is true for the horse show world. Classes can be (and often are) restricted by age, level of training of the horse, rider and breed. In […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Hollywood’ Catcher

There’s no doubt that Thoroughbreds, especially the off-track variety, are making a resurgence in the non-racing sectors. Their popularity is increasing not only in the show rings, but on trails, ranches, lesson stables and infinite other places throughout the horse world. One of the last places you might expect to find a Thoroughbred, though, is […]

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Race On Penn Mile Day To Be Named In Honor of R.A.C.E. Fund

One of the races to be run at Penn National on Penn Mile Day, June 3rd will be named in honor of the R.A.C.E. Fund, a 501 C 3 non profit and TAA accredited organization. The organization will also have a table at the track that day as well. “We are excited to have a […]

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