Thoroughbred welfare

New Calendar Celebrates Secretariat’s Last Living Offspring, Benefits Horse Welfare Groups

A new 2019 calendar features the last living sons and daughters of legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. The first calendar in this series, released last winter for 2018, was quite successful, raising more than $4,600 for the equine industry groups it benefits despite the late December launch. “We were very happy with the support […]

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Unveils Winners Of Performance 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 2017 performance awards program. The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most points at all horse shows in each of the award […]

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Porter Launches Organization To Address Slaughter Pipeline, Equine Welfare

Fox Hill Farm owner Rick Porter has launched a new group aimed at keeping Thoroughbreds out of the slaughter pipeline and improving racetrack safety. Porter told The Blood-Horse his National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization will begin its work with a focus on Louisiana kill pens. Porter voiced concern about the growing business model of kill pens holding […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Knight’s Tale

When the TCA Thoroughbred Makeover was announced last year, Olivia Dixon from the Kentucky Equine Humane Center knew she wanted to be part of it. After searching for the right horse high and low, she decided to enter a gelding that had been surrendered to the Center, but was having a hard time catching the […]

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Deadlocked vote stalls Lasix phase-out in Kentucky

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission was deadlocked with a 7-to-7 vote on whether to adopt a proposed regulation phasing out the use of the anti-bleeder drug furosemide, better known by its former trade name Lasix, beginning with 2-year-olds of 2013 and banning the drug for all horses on race-day by 2015. With the 15th commission […]

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OTTB Showcase: Bing Bang (Show Name: Bing So Lucky; a.k.a. Bing)

THE DEETS:Name: Bing Bang (FR) (Show Name: Bing So Lucky; a.k.a. Bing)Born: 1996 in FranceHeight: 16.1Color: ChestnutSire: MarignanDam: Bali PunchSale History: RNAed for U.S. $107,280 at GOFARC in 2000Race Record: 30-4-3-2; 1st in the Grand Handicap de DeauvilleRace Earnings: $141,449 Bing Bang is one of those horses that commands attention. There are some horses that […]

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OTTB Showcase: I Am Said I (a.k.a. Sam)

THE DEETS:Name: I Am Said I (Sam)Born: 2000Height: 16 handsColor: ChestnutSire: HoratiusDam: Lucky LustSale History: NoneRace Record: 7-0-0-1Race Earnings: $1,307 Lindsey Sanquenetti  grew up in Monticello, Indiana as a typical horse-crazy  girl. If it had to do with horses, it was right up her alley. Unfortunately, Lindsey’s parents couldn’t afford to buy their daughter a […]

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Irwin: Race-day medication ban all about perception

Barry Irwin, the founder and CEO of Team Valor International, has been an outspoken advocate for elimination of race-day medication in North America. In the following commentary, Irwin explains why it is important for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association not to abandon its proposal to have all American Graded Stakes for 2-year-olds run without […]

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OTTB Showcase: Predawn Raid (a.k.a. Petey)

THE DEETS:Name: Predawn Raid (a.k.a. Petey) Born: 1999Height: 17.2 handsColor: Gray/RoanSire: Sir CatDam: Dawn’s FlameSale History: RNA for $12,000 at FTK OCT as a yearlingRace Record: 29-8-3-1Race Earnings: $186,280 Yeah, you know the type. That guy or gal who’s good looking, athletic, smart, and funny. The person that everyone likes and everything just comes a […]

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