barrel racing

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: An ‘All-Around Horse’ With A Side Hustle

Recently studies have shown that today’s professionals – especially those in their 20s, 30s and 40s – often have more than one source of income. Commonly referred to as having a “side hustle,” these budding entrepreneurs do everything from waiting tables and tending bar to designing websites, starting small retail business, baking…even writing a weekly […]

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2018 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover are now open and will be accepted through January 15, 2018. Accepted trainers will be announced on Feb. 1, 2018. The Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 different disciplines for Thoroughbreds that have had less than 10 months of retraining for a second career. The […]

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Thoroughbred-Only Event At Florida Horse Park Offering $36,000 In Prizes

The Florida Thoroughbred Transformation Exposition will take place March 24-26, 2017, at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. With contestants competing in barrel racing, cross-country, dressage, freestyle, polo, showjumping, show hunter and working ranch/racetrack pony horse, awards will also be awarded to the top Junior and Amateur contestants in each of the eight disciplines. A […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover – Day 2

Lexington, KY (Oct 28, 2016) – The 2016 Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Finale happens tomorrow, Saturday, October 28 in the TCA Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Preliminary competition began Thursday and wrapped up today. More than 300 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses competed in one or two of 10 equestrian disciplines: Barrel Racing, Competitive […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Not Her First Thoroughbred Rodeo

It’s not often you see a Thoroughbred running barrels in a lively and loud rodeo setting. When you do, it’s even less often you find a professional rodeo rider in the saddle. But professional barrel racer Lindsay Jensen is bucking that trend, most recently with a gray Thoroughbred mare named Arghazi, and she’s picking up […]

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‘No Slots For You’: Florida Appeals Court Deals Blow To Barrel Racing Track

A Florida appeals court has overturned its own earlier decision that would have permitted slot machines at a Gretna, Fla., facility previously licensed as a “pari-mutuel” barrel racing track. According to Dara Kam, writing for the News Service of Florida, the ruling by the First District Court of Appeal “sent ripples throughout the state’s pari-mutuel […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Keeping Things Grounded

It’s not too often that you find an off-track Thoroughbred that was unraced but didn’t retire until he was five, but that’s exactly what happened to the horse Joe Desoto. Sven, as he’s known these days, was purchased for $500 by a pair of University of Kentucky students who have aspirations of competing with him […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: ‘Ego’ Driven To Succeed

Ashlie Howell knows her way around a racehorse. That goes for the horses in her stable at the racetrack and the horses she barrel races. For a horse named Ego’s Appeal, his talents brought him star status in both of her stables. Ego was a claiming competitor, typically hovering between the $5,000 and $10,000 range and […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Barrel Fever

Fourteen-year-old Kaelee Brown is a cowgirl through and through. She is also a trend-setter. Kaelee runs barrels on her mare, Kola, for her high school rodeo team in Texas. Before gunning it out of the alley toward their first barrel, Kaelee often takes a look around to survey her competition. She is surrounded by friends and […]

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Florida Sham: ‘Racetrack’ a Mockery of the State and Sport

A day of racing at Oxford Downs near The Villages retirement community in South Marion County in Florida would be funny if it weren’t so sad. But sad, indeed, is the state of pari-mutuel regulations in Florida under Gov. Rick Scott and his director of the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, Leon Biegalski. Slick lawyers and […]

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