equine aftercare

New York Increases Funding For Equine Aftercare

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) have joined forces to create an aftercare initiative that assesses a 1.5 percent fee on a New York-raced horse’s claiming price. Proceeds from this fee will go directly to NYTHA’s Take The Lead (TTL) program and to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance […]

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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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Thoroughbred Charities Of America Stallion Season Auction Set For January

Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that the planning and preparations for the 29th annual Stallion Season Auction and Celebration are underway. The auction, held Wednesday, January 2 – Sunday, January 6, 2019, is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. “Our annual auction is our most important event on the calendar as it raises […]

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New Vocations Adopters Shine At United States Pony Clubs Champs East

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program fielded a team of 31 horse-and-rider pairs at the United States Pony Clubs Championships East at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on July 27-29. Adopted Thoroughbreds and their Pony Club counterparts competed in the Pony Club Challenge competition in four disciplines: Dressage, Western Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping. The Pony […]

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Minnesota Racing Commission Urging Charities To Apply For Funds For Racehorse Adoption

The Minnesota Racing Commission is seeking 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations that have been in operation at least one year to be considered for funding. These new funds were generated by legislation passed in 2015 to direct fines collected via rulings issued at Canterbury Park and Running Aces to be directed to […]

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R.A.C.E. Fund Online Auction Fundraiser Kicks Off May 26

The R.A.C.E. Fund, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization established in 2004 and TAA accredited, launches its 2017 fund drive with an online auction on eBay starting May 26th at 8:00 PM (EST) and ending on June 2nd to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include: halters of the following Multiple […]

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Breeders’ Cup Contenders Pledge Their Support to New Vocations’ Aftercare Efforts

A growing list of prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program by pledging a percentage of their 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championship purse earnings to support the program’s mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. Now in its seventh year, the Pledge has raised over $380,000, with […]

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Graded Stakes Winner Futural Euthanized At Old Friends

Multiple graded stakes winner Futural has died at Old Friends. The 20-year-old gelding was euthanized Monday evening due to complications caused by advance chronic osteoarthritis. Futural had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, since 2006. Michael Blowen, founder and President of the facility, made the announcement of his passing Tuesday […]

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Historic Mereworth Farm Preserved As Equine Sanctuary

Mereworth Farm, a 1,200-acre tract of Bluegrass used for generations as a nursery for over 170 stakes-winning Thoroughbreds, is continuing to make history as a sanctuary for unwanted equines and retired racehorses. Officially christened in 1924 by Walter J. Salmon Sr., Mereworth Farm became one of the most famous names in the American Thoroughbred industry […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: From a Trot to a Canter

Usually we feature Thoroughbreds in this aptly-named “OTTB Showcase” column, but there are several other breeds of off-trackers who deserve their time in the spotlight and who thrive in their careers after racing. So, this week we are taking a departure from Thoroughbreds to pay homage to the Standardbred by featuring a hard-working gelding whose […]

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