Thoroughbred aftercare

CARMA Grants $350,000 To 20 Approved Aftercare Organizations

With a room full of smiles and good will, the CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) Board unanimously voted to award a total of $350,000 to 20 approved Thoroughbred aftercare organizations through its grant process. Since being created in 2008, the organization has awarded more than $4.2 million to equine nonprofits that provide either rehabilitation and […]

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Breeders’ Cup Sprint Winner Cajun Beat Dies At Old Friends

Cajun Beat, the 2003 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner, has died. The 20-year-old son of Grand Slam had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY., since 2016. Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen made the announcement of his passing this morning. Details of Cajun Beat’s death are pending following […]

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Jan. 15: Last Chance To Apply For 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

Less than nine months from now, hundreds of recently-retired Thoroughbreds and their trainers will meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in a culmination of the first year of retraining. The road to get there will be full of unique challenges in transitioning and training, but with the support of the Retired Racehorse Project and the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The PHBA: Trends From A Decade?

With the calendar having flipped to 2020, the Paulick Report looks back on the last ten years in the horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss five developments of the past decade that have had a profound influence on the sport of racing. Share your thoughts […]

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Nearly $13,000 Raised For CARMA Through Mathis Brothers Plush Horse Fundraiser

Ask any one of the 35,085 on-track fans and hundreds of thousands watching on television around North America, and one word comes to mind regarding Santa Anita’s Opening Day on Saturday—spectacular. Along with stunning views of the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains and spectacular world class racing, Santa Anita and its official Thoroughbred aftercare charity, the […]

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Commentary: When Considering Racing’s Problems, Ask Yourself What You Can Do To Help

Soon, we will be able to close the book on 2019, and many of us who work in horse racing have never been so happy to see a year end. The start of a new year is often the time for reflection and hopes for a brighter future.  The horse racing community is an engaged […]

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Pegasus World Cup Changes: Purse $3 Million, No Entry Fees, Race To Be Run Medication-Free

The Stronach Group, owners of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, announced today a new era in the sport of Thoroughbred racing in North America. On January 25th, the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) will provide new and exciting opportunities for horse owners to showcase […]

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Assessing A New OTTB: Veterinary Considerations

The movement of veterinary records from one trainer to another on the racetrack has recently become part of the discussion around improved racetrack safety. Many believe that informing the next horseman in a horse’s life about its previous treatments, illnesses and injuries is paramount to the welfare of the horse. Legal considerations make this tricky, […]

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Rainy Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show In Los Angeles Draws 90 Retired Racehorses

The rain could not dampen the competitive spirits of the retired racehorses at CARMA’s Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), hosted on December 7-8 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The two-day sporting event celebrated how the love of the Thoroughbred connects the equestrian community and the racing industry – all with a fun holiday theme. […]

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Cherry Wine Has Gone From Racehorse To Hunter, Jumper, Barrel Racer, And ‘Heart Horse’

With an abundance of dapples adorning Cherry Wine’s gray coat, further complemented by his flowy mane and forelock, the Dale Romans-trained colt was a big hit with fans and photographers during his four-year racing campaign. So it wasn’t surprising 15 months after Cherry Wine ran his final race, there was considerable reaction on Twitter when […]

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