beyond the wire

Aftercare Should Not Be An Afterthought: Solutions For The Future

This is the conclusion of our three-part series on the state of Thoroughbred aftercare. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Depending on the day, working in Thoroughbred aftercare can feel especially impactful or incredibly futile. On one hand, horse racing has accomplished so much in a short amount of time in […]

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Two And A Half Years In, Maryland’s Beyond The Wire Has Placed More than 200 Horses

Less than halfway into its third year, Beyond the Wire is evolving into more than just a safe, reliable and successful bridge to find and place retired Thoroughbreds with second homes. Launched by the Maryland Jockey Club in conjunction with the 142nd Preakness Stakes (G1) in 2017, Beyond the Wire has developed a groundswell of support […]

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Maryland Seeks To Improve Quality, Safety With Stricter Performance Requirements

Maryland is raising its performance requirements for horses stabled or entered at Laurel and Pimlico, which officials there hope will result in a better racing product and improved equine welfare. A note appearing on overnights last month informed horsemen any horse which has not finished first through fourth in its last eight starts would no […]

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Rescheduled Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Set For Sunday, Oct. 7

The rescheduled Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire will take place Sunday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the infield at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Now in its seventh year, the show was postponed from his original July 7 date due to heavy rains in the weeks leading up to the […]

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Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show At Pimlico Scheduled For July 7

The seventh annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire will take place Saturday, July 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the infield at historic Pimlico Race Course. All proceeds from ticket sales and entry fees will benefit Beyond the Wire, Thoroughbred aftercare program launched in 2016 by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. Since 2012, the Totally […]

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Pimlico To Host Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show June 25

The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire will take place Sunday, June 25 beginning at 8 a.m. in the infield at historic Pimlico Race Course. All proceeds from ticket sales and entry fees will go to benefit Beyond the Wire, a thoroughbred aftercare program launched last year by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s […]

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Maryland Horsemen Working Together Toward Launch Of New Aftercare Program

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has been working hard to develop a new aftercare program, and according to it’s latest newsletter, may be close to launching that program. During its Oct. 4 meeting, the MTHA approved an annual commitment of $25,000 for the next five years to the “Beyond the Wire” aftercare program. The Maryland […]

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