Thoroughbred aftercare

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Brass Hat Helps BreyerFest Celebrate 29th Year

For many horse lovers, Breyer model horses evoke a certain sense of nostalgia. So often for horse-crazy kids, a stable of Breyer horses laid the foundation for dreams of one day owning a horse – or stable – of their own. Each year at the Kentucky Horse Park the Breyer model horse company puts on […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Spreading The Word About The ‘Good Guys’

This past weekend, Justify carried the hopes and dreams of millions around the Belmont oval and across the finish line to become racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. In the minutes and hours after the race, social media lit up with everything from well-wishes and jubilation to conspiracy theories, comparisons and criticisms. As so often happens […]

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Santa Anita, CARMA Sponsoring Aftercare Awareness Day Sunday

Santa Anita Park, in conjunction with the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), will host an event celebrating retired racehorses and those that attend to and develop them, with Aftercare Awareness Day, on Sunday, June 17. CARMA Youth Ambassadors Amanda Gomez (15) and Jolee Craigmyle (14) will be demonstrating the versatility of retired Thoroughbreds in their […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Collaboration As A Powerful Force For Good

There is something to be said for the idea of strength in numbers, as the more people you have working toward a common goal, the more ideas you generate, networks you access and work you accomplish. When you want to tackle an issue or fix a problem two heads – or 20 or 50 – […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘You’ve Got To Be In It For The Horses’

Sometimes it’s a little bit of foresight that makes all the difference in hindsight. That was thinking behind Jill and Shane Rose‘s decision to put the note on the papers of the colt they bred and sold at last year‘s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale. Affixed to the horse’s Jockey Club registration papers, the note […]

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Emerald Downs Hosts Old Friends Event On Memorial Day

On Monday, May 28, Memorial Day, Emerald Downs Race Track and Casino in Auburn, WA, will celebrate Thoroughbred Aftercare with a special event for Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY. Monday’s spotlight race will be the $50,000 Hastings Stakes, a six furlong contest for older fillies and mares. This will be the […]

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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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Online Auction Kicks Off On Friday For R.A.C.E. Fund Retirement And Rescue Organization

The R.A.C.E. Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2004 and TAA-accredited, launches its 2018 fund drive with an online auction on eBay starting Friday, May 25, at 8:00 p.m. (EST) and ending on June 1 to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include: halters of the following multiple Graded Stakes-winning  champions: Candy Ride, sire […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Aheadofthebest Lives ‘Up To Her Name’

Dr. Elizabeth Callahan wasn’t in the market for a new horse. A partner in the Maryland-based mixed animal practice Veterinary Medical Center, Callahan’s days are full. In addition to specializing in reproduction, equine nutrition and acupuncture, she breeds Warmbloods and competes at the FEI level in dressage and eventing. Sometimes, though, you don’t know what […]

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‘Aftercare Cannot Be An Afterthought’: International Forum Concludes In Seoul

The second International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held during the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul, South Korea, concluded Monday with discussions of global aftercare efforts and the significance of these efforts as part of the racing industry. With representatives from jurisdictions across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the UK, the topic […]

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