Thoroughbred aftercare

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘So Much More Than A Horse Show’

At first glance, they seemed out of place, like when basketball great Michael Jordan played minor league baseball for a season or when MMA champion Conor McGregor stepped in a boxing ring against that sport’s best, Floyd Mayweather. There was the trainer of the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner putting on a show coat like an […]

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New Vocations, Flying Start Team Up To Give Trainees Exposure To Thoroughbred Aftercare

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has joined forces with the Godolphin Flying Start program to further expand trainee exposure to all facets of the Thoroughbred industry. Each trainee enrolled in the Flying Start program will now complete a week-long rotation at the New Vocations’ Lexington facility. The intention of the time at New Vocations is for Godolphin […]

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Reveals Winners Of 2018 Awards

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, today announced the winners and other placings from its 2018 performance awards program. The complete list of winners and participants is available at tjctip.com/PerformanceAwardsWinners. The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most […]

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Adena Springs Stalion Einstein Pensioned To Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY., has welcomed new retiree Einstein. The Brazilian bred son of 1986 Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby winner Spend a Buck, has been pensioned by The Stonach Group’s Adena Springs to the non-profit organization. The five-time grade 1 winner arrived earlier today. Trained by Helen Pitts, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Rosie’s ‘Unicorn’ And The Power Of Trot Poles

When I was six years old, I knew that my calling in life was to be a jockey. And so I set a goal: to be the youngest jockey and first female ever to win the Triple Crown. Simple as that! Unfortunately, I never met that goal. I did, however, do everything in my power […]

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Embarking On A Makeover Challenge? A Few Considerations For Newbies

Earlier this month, the Retired Racehorse Project announced the acceptance of 673 trainers into its 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover competition. At this stage in the game, some of those trainers already have their Makeover horses, while others are still searching, outlining a game plan for the year (final horse registrations aren’t due until Aug. 1). While […]

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Louisiana Owner Ruled Ineligible For License After Alleged Anti-Slaughter Policy Violations

Stewards in Louisiana have issued a ruling against unlicensed owner Andre J. Colson, making him temporarily ineligible for licensure in the state after they received a complaint Colson was involved with transporting horses from Louisiana tracks into the slaughter pipeline. Colson, 56, of New Orleans, was not present at a hearing held in early February, […]

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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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