aftercare

Program Uses Retired Racehorses To Help Teens Cope Thanks To Funding From Chad Brown

It is no longer questioned that people from all walks of life benefit from interacting with horses; the animal’s ability to help those dealing with both emotional and physical issues has been well documented. Valerie Buck, a retired exercise rider and founder of Aftercare Continued Thoroughbred Training (ACTT Naturally), takes in retiring racehorses and uses […]

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R.A.C.E. Fund Gearing Up For 2019 Fundraiser With Online Halter Auction

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited R.A.C.E. Fund is hosting an online auction on eBay starting May 24th at 8:00 PM (EST) and ending on May 31st to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include halters worn by: two time Eclipse Award winner, Songbird 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags 2004 Kentucky Derby […]

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France Galop To Donate €350,000 A Year To Retired Racehorse Aftercare

France Galop, the governing body of flat track and steeplechase horse racing in France, has committed €350,000 a year to support Au-Dela Des Pistes [Beyond the Tracks] and the French League for the Protection of the Horse (LFPC). Au-Dela Des Pistes (ADDP) is an industry-led initiative dedicated to the retraining of racehorses that was founded in 2016. […]

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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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Online Auction For Equine Aftercare To Enhance New Vocations Open Barn And BBQ

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has added an online auction to their annual Open Barn and BBQ, which takes place on Friday, April 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The auction opens Thursday, April 18, at noon and includes unique items and experiences. The auction will close at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at […]

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Florida Derby Weekend Events Raise $50,000 For Thoroughbred Aftercare

Gulfstream Park’s charity events on Florida Derby Weekend, including the inaugural Battle of the Apron and Florida Derby Cocktails and Horse Tales, raised more than $50,000 for the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care (TRAC). The Battle of the Apron, featuring chefs from 11 of South Florida’s most popular restaurants cooking their signature dishes, had […]

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New Vocations And Rosie Napravnik Join Forces To Open Satellite Facility In LA

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced they have expanded their efforts by opening a satellite facility in Covington, Louisiana.  The new facility will focus solely on taking in horses retiring from one of the four Louisiana racetracks as well as training centers and farms within the state. Last November former jockey Rosie Napravnik initiated talks with […]

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Candace Coder-Chew Unanimously Chosen CARMA Board President

The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a non-profit organization that provides funding for the retirement of California-raced Thoroughbred horses, announced today that Candace Coder-Chew has been unanimously chosen board president. Nominated by her predecessor, veteran trainer Howard Zucker, whose term had come to an end in January, Coder-Chew fills the position perfectly with her tenacious […]

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Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show On Hiatus As Maryland Jockey Club Considers New Site, Date

The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, which showcases retired Thoroughbreds in as many as 20 classes, has been placed on hiatus, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Sunday. Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra and Vice President of Racing Development, Georganne Hale, said they are looking at different times during the calendar year to […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation To Present ’35 Years Of Second Chances’ At The American Correctional Association Winter Conference

On January 14, 2019, the nationally acclaimed TRF Second Chances Program will be recognized at the American Correctional Association’s 2019 Winter Conference in New Orleans. The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental trade association and accrediting body for the corrections industry, the oldest and largest such association in the world. Superintendent Catherine […]

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