Thoroughbred aftercare

Thoroughbred Charities Of America Grants Over $450,000 To 64 Organizations

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that grants totaling nearly $475,000 have been awarded to 64 approved organizations that provide Thoroughbred aftercare and incentive programs, equine-assisted therapies, and health and human services for backstretch and farm workers. Grant recipients from the last three years can be found on www.tca.org. One of TCA’s grants is […]

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More Than 450 Thoroughbreds Compete at New Vocations Charity Horse Show, T.I.P. Championships

The fifth annual New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show was a resounding success with a record-breaking number of horses—more than 450—traveling from 26 states to compete in hunter, jumper, pleasure, Western and dressage disciplines. Additionally, nearly $120,000 in sponsorships were raised through this year’s event. This is the most the show has ever raised and will go […]

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‘Canter For The Cause’ Fundraiser For Aftercare Heads To Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park will provide a unique opportunity for all equine  owners and enthusiasts to walk, canter or trot their horses across the legendary South Florida track Saturday, Nov. 9 in the inaugural Canter for the Cause. Participants will be able to walk, canter or trot across the same track that has hosted such champions as Cigar, […]

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Colonial Downs’ Resurgence Good News For Barrel Racers?

The Thoroughbred farms and breeding businesses in Middleburg and Charlottesville, Va., weren’t the only equine operations hoping for an economic boost from the new season at Colonial Downs. The return of flat racing to the Virginia track has also fueled economic development elsewhere in New Kent County.  For Holly Alexander and business partner Stella Follett, […]

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Inaugural Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit To Be Held At Thoroughbred Makeover

On October 1, 2019, the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), Thoroughbred Incentive Program and Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) will join together to present the inaugural Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit, a conference focused on education and networking among those with a professional interest in the retraining and rehoming of Thoroughbreds after racing. The conference will be held the day before the […]

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Britain: Aftercare Executive Lashes Out At Country’s Official OTTB Charity

In a letter published in the Racing Post this week, the chairman of one of Britain’s first aftercare groups criticized the funding model for Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), the industry-funded organization tasked with promoting off-track Thoroughbreds and providing a safety net to those which may be vulnerable. John Sexton, chairman of the British Thoroughbred Retraining […]

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Kentucky Equine Adoption Center Named Recipient Of ASPCA Rescuing Racers Grant

The Kentucky Equine Adoption Center (KyEAC), the foremost all-breed equine rescue in the state, is proud to announce they are a 2019 recipient of the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative Grant. Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded more than $2 million to prepare horses for new homes and second careers once their […]

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Pocket Aces Racing Announces Partnership With The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center

Pocket Aces Racing LLC (PAR) is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC). After an extensive review of aftercare organizations, PAR feels the MMSC is best suited to meet the needs of our retired horses. Pocket Aces Racing LLC pledges to donate a percentage of the entire […]

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The Question Of Horse Racing’s Survival: What Can Be Done To Help Tip The Scales?

In the wake of a rash of equine fatalities at Santa Anita Park last spring, horse racing insiders and fans have been asking each other for months: Will the sport survive this crisis?  The question was also a central focus of the annual Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing and Gaming Law held Tuesday in Saratoga […]

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Applications Now Being Taken For 2020 Thoroughbred Incentive Program Awards

The application period for horse shows to apply for Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) awards in 2020 is now open. T.I.P. offers high point awards and classes for Thoroughbreds in multiple disciplines, including dressage, eventing, hunter, jumper, pleasure, and Western. The T.I.P. application period for 2020 shows is open through September 30, 2019. Shows should apply […]

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