Thoroughbred aftercare

Pennsylvania congressman calls for passage of slaughter prevention bill

A Pennsylvania congressman urged support Thursday for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act in response to the charges against 24-year-old Kelsey Lefever, the Pennsylvania woman accused of selling horses to slaughter in Canada under false pretenses.  The charges were first reported by the Paulick Report this week. Rep. Patrick Meehan, a Republican who represents Pennsylvania’s […]

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Protect Your Horses: You Are All They Have

In the wake of the disturbing allegations against 24-year-old Kelsey Lefever, the Pennsylvania woman charged with deceptive business practices and theft by deception in a case involving horse adoption and slaughter, Allie Conrad, executive director of CANTER Mid Atlantic, posted a very compelling piece on Facebook about what horse owners can do to keep their […]

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Kelsey Lefever Case: How to Prevent the Alleged Practices?

Yesterday we broke the news of Kelsey Lefever, a 24-year-old woman who has allegedly been misrepresenting her intentions of finding a new home for retired racehorses in Pennsylvania and taking them to kill-buyers instead. She was quoted in the Affidavit of Probable Cause by a friend saying, “I killed every one of those f—ing horses, […]

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Pennsylvania Farm Fires Kelsey Lefever

In the wake of Monday’s Paulick Report article detailing the criminal charges against Kelsey Lefever – the 24-year-old Honeybrook, Pa., woman accused of deceptive business practices and theft by deception involving an alleged horse adoption for slaughter scam – Great Scott Farm in Malvern, Pa., has terminated Lefever’s recently acquired position at the farm as […]

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Ex-racehorse saved from slaughter, barn fire wins USEF Horse of the Year

The United States Equestrian Federation has named Neville Bardos its 2011 Horse of the Year, and what a story this 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding could tell.  Neville was foaled at one of Australia’s premier stud farms but couldn’t do much on the racetrack.  At the end of his racing career, Neville was purchased by rider Boyd […]

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Hovdey: Looking beyond the Special Eclipse Award for Rapid Redux

The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey writes about the recent, varied history of the Special Eclipse Award, an honor that will be awarded to Rapid Redux Monday night.  Hovdey says beyond tonight’s award ceremony, the son of Pleasantly Perfect’s connections can pick up “the banner” and lead the way on the issue of Thoroughbred retirement: […]

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Kelsey Lefever: ‘Every One of Them Is Dead’

Kelsey Lefever was starting to panic.  Less than a week earlier, on May 16, 2011, four retired Thoroughbreds the then 23-year-old horse trainer and broker was entrusted to find good homes for were discovered in the trailer of a known kill buyer at the New Holland horse auction in Lancaster County, Pa. Lefever sent a […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Vaccine Program Eases Financial Burden

One of the biggest challenges facing horse retirement and retraining operations – the cost of vaccines – was made a great deal easier a few years ago when the American Association of Equine Practitioners and global health care leader Merck Animal Health teamed up to form the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign. The campaign, started […]

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TV series seeks stories of retired Thoroughbred racehorses

Susan Kayne, Executive Producer of the award-winning equine lifestyle TV series Unbridled, announced today a call for submissions for the show’s new feature segment, THORO’TALENT, presented by THORO’BRED, INC. Unbridled is an all-access pass to learn everything equine from the world’s most accomplished and fascinating horse people. The series will broadcast its 10th season on […]

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Hansen’s BC victory benefits New Vocations program

Dr. Kendall Hansen will present a check for $12,000 to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program on Saturday at Turfway Park.  The donation honors the Northern Kentucky physician’s win in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Stakes with the silvery-gray colt he named for himself, Hansen.  The presentation will be made before Turfway’s ninth […]

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