Aftercare Spotlight

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbreds Poised For Strong Showing At Kentucky Three-Day Event

It’s that time of year again! It’s the magical time in Kentucky when the Keeneland meet is in full swing, the Land Rover (formerly Rolex) Kentucky Three-Day Event is a week away, and just a week after that is the Kentucky Derby. For a horse lover, it just doesn’t get much better than this. Every […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Replacing ‘A Warrior And A Mascot’

It was a snowy, chilly morning at Keeneland this past Saturday, probably no different than the hundreds of racetrack mornings Arch Rivalry had experienced before. The barn was buzzing with activity with horses being walked, stalls being cleaned and tack being set. Arch Rivalry was taking it all in. But as the saddle was hoisted […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Lucky’ Not Once But Twice

It was 2008 and a recently retired race filly named Lucky Starlite was sitting in the Enumclaw Stockyards in the state of Washington. Just three years prior she had been at a much different sale – the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mixed Sale – where she RNAed for $1,700. In between she had a brief […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Warmblood With A ‘Thoroughbred Work Ethic’

Usually the horses featured in Aftercare Spotlight have found second careers under saddle in non-racing disciplines. Some of them jump or perform dressage; others run barrels, chase cattle, do police work or play polo. This week’s featured horse found her calling in a different arena. Actually, her calling is not in an arena at all, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Healing Arenas

Most of us have heard the term “killing two birds with one stone.” The premise, to accomplish two goals with a single act, is one to which Julie Baker has dedicated her life. As president of Healing Arenas in Modesto, Calif., Baker helps Thoroughbreds make the transition from racing to their second careers, and in […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Kickin’ It Kiwi

Picture this: horses are galloping along a beach, their hooves splashing in the surf and their manes whipping in the sea breeze. Their riders guide them along the sandy coastline, perfectly manicured to a smooth, soft surface by the ever-lapping waves. After a walk into the ocean to cool off and sooth their muscles, it’s […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Trippi’ Of A Lifetime

So often when attending the races or even watching them on TV, we see a horse that catches our eye. Maybe it’s the horse’s color, size or build, or maybe it’s his or her presence as he jiggy-jogs around the paddock and through the post parade. How many times does someone actually get to take […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Sidesaddle Sarah’ Not Afraid Of A Little Speed

When one hears the term “sidesaddle,” it likely evokes images of a demure woman outfitted in a wool coat and skirt sitting atop her mannerly steed as they gracefully canter through the countryside. While the classic riding style dates back hundreds of years, it has earned a beloved niche in the modern world of English […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Sustainable Path From Racetrack To Retirement

Pennsylvania has one of the most active racing and breeding jurisdictions in the country. The state has not one, but two racetracks with year-round live racing – Penn National and Parx – plus Presque Isle Downs, which runs throughout the summer. While many PA-breds spend their entire careers racing exclusively at the two year-round tracks, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Turning For Home’ And Still Going Strong

Last week, in our first in a three-part series spotlighting the good that’s being done in the realm of aftercare in the Pennsylvania racing industry, we featured New Start, which has changed the approach to racehorse retirement and become a trusted resource for many trainers on the backside of Penn National. This week we’re switching […]

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