Thoroughbred aftercare

Colonial Downs, Virginia Horsemen Pledge Per Start Contribution To TAA

Colonial Downs and the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association have each pledged $15 per start at the upcoming Colonial Downs meet to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Colonial Downs has 15 live racing days in 2019, opening Aug. 8 and closing Sept. 7. “Colonial Downs Group is delighted to add life to Thoroughbred aftercare. The […]

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NHC’s Million Dollar Man, Michael Beychok, Relished The Moment That Changed His Life

He had done all he could to put himself at the mercy of fate, using his most trusted figures and knowledge to land on the horse who would carry life-changing circumstances on her shoulders in addition to the 122 pounds on her back. So as the field for the ninth race at Golden Gate Fields […]

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ASPCA Awarded More Than $800,000 In Grants To Equine Organizations In 2018

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that in 2018 it awarded more than $800,000 in equine grants to assist 56 organizations across the country. The grant funding supported several areas of equine welfare including increasing equine adoptions, expanding safety net services, strengthening law enforcement’s ability to address equine […]

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Study: War Horses Aren’t More Likely To Suffer Soundness Issues In Retirement

Over the last decade, the Off-Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) has become more and more popular with amateur and professional riders of sport horses. It would seem the breed is picking up steam for a resurgence in the English disciplines, where it has been elbowed out by Warmbloods in recent years. While Thoroughbreds are gaining acceptance in […]

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New York Horsemen Sponsor New Vocations Stall In Memory Of Trainer Rick Violette

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) is sponsoring a stall at the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program’s Lexington, KY, facility, and it has been named in honor of the late Rick Violette Jr. An accomplished trainer and former president of the NYTHA, Violette was a steadfast supporter of New York’s horsemen and backstretch workers. […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Board Elects Mike Meuser New President

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance board of directors elected Mike Meuser as its new president and elected nine new board members. “The 2019 TAA board is an incredibly talented group of individuals from all areas of the Thoroughbred industry,” Meuser said. “I will make every effort to utilize my years of non-profit experience to lead the transition between […]

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Kentucky Equine Rescue Changing Name To Better Reflect Its Mission

After ten years operating as the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, the foremost all-breed equine rescue in the state has changed its name to Kentucky Equine Adoption Center (KyEAC). The farm, located in Nicholasville, Ky., on Catnip Hill Road, maintains the same mission of taking in horses from all over Kentucky that are in transition and […]

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Announces 2019 Shows, Awards, And Youth Ambassadors

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced that it will offer awards and classes at more than 1,300 shows in 42 states and six Canadian provinces in 2019. Awards are available for multiple disciplines, including eventing, dressage, Western and English pleasure, hunter/jumper, endurance, Western performance, games, and polocrosse. Awards are also available at […]

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‘I Want To Save The World’: Love Her Or Hate Her, Papp Is Determined To Change Horse Racing For The Better

Veterinarian Dr. Kate Papp is one of those people whose brain is always on overdrive, as if it has its own direct infusion of caffeine. She sometimes has to gulp for air mid-sentence because although she speaks fast, it isn’t fast enough to get one thought out before another one breaks through. She frequently wakes […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Smiling Thoroughbred, And How Trick Training Can Help You

I am the founder of the Square Peg Foundation, where we employ rescue horses (many of them OTTBs) in a therapeutic riding program for kids. People sometimes ask what it takes to get a new horse ready for our program. The WHY I was introduced to trick training when trying to figure out how to […]

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