Thoroughbred aftercare

IFAR Conference: We Need Better Traceability For OTTBs

The third International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held in conjunction with the European & Mediterranean Horseracing Federation’s (EMHF) General Assembly at Øvrevoll Racetrack in Oslo, Norway, concluded May 16 with presentations on topics including the challenges regulators face when it comes to aftercare, the versatility of the Thoroughbred, an aftercare toolkit, and […]

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Sir Barton Stakes To Benefit TAA And Man O’ War Project

The Earle I. Mack Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be the lead sponsor for the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes, held during the 2019 Preakness Weekend at Pimlico Race Course. Taking place on May 18, the Sir Barton Stakes will benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and the Man O’War Project. The Man O’War Project is a joint […]

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Nearly 500 Attend New Vocations Open Barn And BBQ Event

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program’s fourth annual Open Barn and BBQ event on Friday, April 26 was a resounding success. Held at New Vocations’ Lexington facility at Mereworth Farm, guests were welcomed to tour the facility and meet adoptable horses, listen to live music and enjoy dinner, with drinks graciously provided by Jackson Family Wines, […]

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Pimlico: Special Award Of Merit To Be Presented To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which has granted nearly $14 million in grants to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations, will receive the Special Award of Merit Thursday, May 16 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. The Special Award of Merit is given to those who have made a positive impact on the racing industry. Previous […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Slow And Steady Wins The Race

Thousands of Thoroughbreds are retired from the racetrack every year. Many go off to the breeding sheds, while others transition rapidly to a sport horse career. I know this because I stand somewhere in the limbo between the two. As a scientist, I study equine reproduction. As a pensioned farm manager, I find myself tracking […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: More Extensive Vet Exams, Transparent Records, Equine Retirement Accounts

The final two of five recommendation-laden visions were released by the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, two days following its call for industry-wide compromise on divisive issues that have fragmented the sport. Friday’s release included the visions of Maggi Moss (integrity and welfare) and John Sikura (communications and marketing). Their ideas joined those of Marshall Gramm (wagering and […]

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Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Launches Professionals’ Circle, Rider Ambassador Programs

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today the creation of a Professionals’ Circle Program and Rider Ambassador Program, both of which are sponsored by sport horse enthusiast Jacqueline B. Mars.  Through the Professionals’ Circle Program, members can offer monetary contributions as well as their time toward supporting Grayson’s work and research. Stakeholders and fans from all […]

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Share Your Views On Thoroughbred Aftercare With TAA Survey

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance launched an online survey April 10 to gauge Thoroughbred industry participants’ views on Thoroughbred aftercare. The survey is now live and can be accessed through this link: http://bit.ly/TAAaftercareSurvey The TAA encourages all Thoroughbred industry participants, from owners and trainers to breeders, horseplayers, and fans, to take the survey and share their feedback. […]

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Commentary: Shut Down Of Racing In California Could Lead To Big Aftercare Problem

In the sea of editorials and outrage about the current spike in equine fatalities at Santa Anita Park, one horsewoman points out we may all be overlooking something important. In a commentary published Thursday on the blog Decidedly Equestrian, writer Rachel Masen points out that while animal rights activists call for an end to racing […]

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Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center Announces Opening Of Satellite Facility In Illinois

The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) is pleased to announce the opening of its first satellite facility at The Ranch in Frankfort, IL (www.theranchfrankfort.com). The MMSC is a nonprofit organization that focuses on reschooling off-track Thoroughbreds by building a foundation of skill sets through its Horse Centered Reschooling Program(SM) prior to adoption to facilitate and […]

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