after the finish line

Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: What Became Of Silent Ruler?

Most of the time, our Lost and Found subjects are horses or people who have disappeared from public view for a while, leaving readers to wonder what they’ve been up to lately. Six-year-old Silent Ruler is somewhat the opposite scenario; for most of his career, he toiled in obscurity and only made headlines this fall […]

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Giordano, Mellen Honored At Thorofan Awards Brunch

Thorofan, the organization to promote the growth of the racing industry via racing fans, recognized Bob Giordano and Dawn Mellen with its two annual awards at a ceremony in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Saturday. Giordano was honored with the 2017 ThoroFan Award for his accomplishments as the creator and producer of the Saratoga Trainer Saddle […]

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Official Breeders’ Cup Hats Available In Online Auction To Support After The Finish Line

A total of 46 official Breeders’ Cup hats, donated by the horses’ connections, are now listed on Ebay for online auction to support After The Finish Line, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization “dedicated to the welfare of Thoroughbred horses who can no longer race or breed,” according to its website. After The Finish Line donates funding […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Artist Equines Help Retired Racehorses

If you’re looking for a unique gift for that horse-lover on your list this year, why not get something that helps you give back while gifting forward? Started by ReRun founders Lori Nagle and Shon Wylie in 2002 to raise money for their aftercare organization, the Moneigh portrait collection has become one of the most […]

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After the Finish Line to Host Charity Fundraiser Aug. 1

After the Finish Line will host its 6th Annual Charity Dinner on Thursday, August 1, at the newly renovated Hilton Hotel in Del Mar, CA. The event is themed, “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds.” What happens to Thoroughbred racehorses when their racing or breeding careers are over? After the Finish Line funds rescue […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: After the Finish Line

After working with Thoroughbred rescue and retirement groups for more than a decade, Dawn Mellen decided she wanted to do more.  Coming from a family that raced and was mindful of the needs of retired racehorses, she knew the issue was “like running water.  It never stops.” But if she started a new rescue group […]

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Stakes Raised for Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses in 2012

The Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Shows, presented by the Virginia Horse Center Foundation, is pleased to announce added purse money for 2012 totaling $9,000.  With support from Fasig-Tipton, North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction company, and Friends of After the Finish Line, the nationally recognized 501(c) 3 funding non-profit for former Thoroughbred racehorses and broodmares, the $1,500 […]

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Wirth: Quite possibly goodness is the breeding ground for luck in racing

In her blog on The Saturday Post, Jennifer Wirth extolls the value of goodness, surmising that quite possibly goodness is the true breeding ground for luck in racing. As an example, she points to the connections of one of racing’s latest star two-year-old fillies, Weemissfrankie, who is heading to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile […]

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