Thoroughbred aftercare

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Sustainable Path From Racetrack To Retirement

Pennsylvania has one of the most active racing and breeding jurisdictions in the country. The state has not one, but two racetracks with year-round live racing – Penn National and Parx – plus Presque Isle Downs, which runs throughout the summer. While many PA-breds spend their entire careers racing exclusively at the two year-round tracks, […]

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Trainer Feedback Wanted As BHA Launches Racehorse Aftercare Survey

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that it will be launching a survey to better understand the aftercare of thoroughbreds. The voluntary survey, which asks for trainers to share their own experiences of aftercare for racehorses, forms part of ongoing work towards an overarching equine health and welfare strategy currently being developed by […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Turning For Home’ And Still Going Strong

Last week, in our first in a three-part series spotlighting the good that’s being done in the realm of aftercare in the Pennsylvania racing industry, we featured New Start, which has changed the approach to racehorse retirement and become a trusted resource for many trainers on the backside of Penn National. This week we’re switching […]

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‘Paying Them Back’: Aftercare On The Minds Of NHC Competitors

Like people everywhere who bet horses, you certainly hear contestants in the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens™ and Treasure Island Las Vegas snapping their fingers, going to a virtual whip and hollering, “C’mon, Two! C’mon Two! Get up, Twooooo!” But beneath that numerical shorthand for a horse’s name, there’s great […]

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Paulick Report Joins Celebs, Media In Charity Handicapping Challenge

Eddie Olczyk of NBC Sports has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for today’sTito’s $10,000 Charity Challenge coming off his stunning victory in the Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship two weeks back. The hockey announcer and horse racing analyst has been undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer but managed to win the live-money Pegasus contest playing from […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Giving The Horses Of Penn National A ‘New Start’

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred industry has received much critical press in recent years on a variety of fronts, including that of aftercare and welfare. So often in this industry or any other, the good can get overshadowed by the bad. In the coming weeks, we will be spotlighting some of the good being done on behalf […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Waters Now Smooth For Rough C’s Ahead

About a year ago, Rough C’s Ahead got more ink after a ninth-place claiming run than most allowance horses do in their whole lifetimes. The Marvin Davis trainee struggled home last in his third career start at Fair Grounds on Dec. 29, 2016 and was listed for sale on social media by Thompson’s Horse Lot […]

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After Record Number Of Applications, 794 Trainers Accepted To Compete At 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today that a record 794 trainers have been accepted to compete for their share of $100,000 in prize money at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America and held Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. This is a 37 percent increase from […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Track Announcer-Turned-Retired Racehorse Rider

For so many in the worlds of horse racing and/or off-track Thoroughbreds, Jonathan Horowitz’s face may not be immediately recognizable, but his voice is. The regular track announcer at Arapahoe Park, Horowitz has called races at 26 tracks across the United States and Great Britain and holds the distinction of having been the youngest person […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Better One Start Early Than One Start Too Late’

This summer as Chip Tuttle watches the last horses race around the Suffolk Downs oval, he will likely be reminded of a gutsy gelding that left the Suffolk Downs backside long ago, and who was and still is a true war horse in every sense of the word. The track, which is scheduled to cease […]

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