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Standardbred Champion Staying Together Passes At Age 30

Champion Standardbred, Staying Together, died October 28, 2019, at the Kentucky Horse Park where he had been retired after a successful pacing career. At the age of 30, the gelding was euthanized due to infirmities of old age. The champion known as “Stanley” came to the Kentucky Horse Park in September 1995. “Staying Together became […]

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Carter, Last Man To Ride Man o’ War, Dies At 93

Eugene Carter, Jr., the last man alive to ride Man o’ War, has died at the age of 93. The Kentucky Horse Park, where Carter had worked for more than a decade, confirmed his passing on social media late Tuesday. Carter was at work at the Park through this past weekend, showing retired greats Point […]

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Makeover Master Class: Three Experienced Re-Trainers, Three Off-Track Thoroughbreds

Education takes center stage at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, on Friday, October 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park: the Makeover Master Class, sponsored by Thoroughbred Education & Research Foundation (TERF) will feature three experienced horse trainers demonstrating their methods of restarting prospects off the track. The TERF […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Includes Free Educational Seminars On October 4

Education takes center stage at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, on Friday, October 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park: sponsored by the Horse Media Group, three seminars will bring a variety of educational resources to participants. All seminars are free to attend, and will take place in the […]

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Championships Winners Announced

The third Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championship Horse Show was held Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the Kentucky Horse Park in conjunction with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show. During the championships, 248 Thoroughbreds competed in a total of 26 divisions comprising English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Dressage, Western Dressage, Hunters, and […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America Returns As Title Sponsor Of RRP Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) jointly announce that TCA will once again be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 2-5, 2019. The TCA Thoroughbred Makeover features trainers — professionals, amateurs and […]

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New Kentucky-Bred Award Tops 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover Special Offerings

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced a full slate of new and returning special awards will be offered at the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover takes place October 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Inc. (KTOB) are sponsoring […]

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The Last Man To Ride Man o’ War Looks Back On A Lifetime With Horses

Of course it all started as a love story.  Until 1940, the Maddoxtown Colored School just north of Lexington, Ky., served a small community of a few dozen families off Huffman Mill Pike. As many as 100 people lived in the predominantly black neighborhood of Maddoxtown in the early 1900s, but over the decades, many […]

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Bobby Kerr Headline Entertainer At Road To The Horse 2020

Road to the Horse 2020 “Back to the Ranch” theme is a celebration of the timeless values of the Western lifestyle and there isn’t a more fitting ambassador of the Western way of life than entertainer Bobby Kerr. Kerr has dedicated his life to his horses and his relentless passion for the Western lifestyle has […]

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Triple Crown Champions’ Halters To Be Auctioned Online For Central Kentucky Riding For Hope

Thoroughbred racing enthusiasts will be interested in a number of items – including halters worn by Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify – being offered in an online auction to raise money for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the 38-year-old nonprofit headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to […]

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