OTTBs

The Question Of Horse Racing’s Survival: What Can Be Done To Help Tip The Scales?

In the wake of a rash of equine fatalities at Santa Anita Park last spring, horse racing insiders and fans have been asking each other for months: Will the sport survive this crisis?  The question was also a central focus of the annual Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing and Gaming Law held Tuesday in Saratoga […]

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Report: Alborano Under Investigation By New Jersey Attorney General

In a two-part series published this week on NOLA.com, writer John Simerman revealed that ICareIHelp, the controversial and now-defunct rescue operation founded by Dina Alborano, is under investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Alborano, a New Jersey resident, gained considerable attention last year for crowdsourcing money to “bail” Thoroughbreds from the slaughter pipeline […]

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Ask Your Insurer Presented By Muirfield Insurance: Major Medical And Coverage For OTTBs

QUESTION: Do you offer any options for off-track Thoroughbreds, or strictly ones that are active/potentially active in racing and breeding? BRYCE BURTON: Full Mortality Insurance coverage, also known as All Risk Mortality coverage, is available for horse owners of all breeds, uses, and disciplines. As the name suggests, Full Mortality provides coverage on the animal […]

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‘The Lucky Ones’: Thoroughbred Welfare Group Offers Look Inside The Aftermath Of I Care I Help

The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is asking the public for help in caring for “the lucky ones” — a handful of the few living horses remaining from the aftermath of I Care I Help. The Paulick Report first began reporting on the activity of I Care I Help in April 2018, […]

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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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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Lightbulb Moment’ In The Quest To Teach A Horse To Accept Contact

Top U.S. show jumper Candice King grew up riding cutting horses in California and showing a pair of Appaloosas in the jumpers, all the way up to the puissance at age 14. The internationally successful King has a well-earned reputation for being able to effectively work with the most difficult and sensitive horses, but I […]

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Meet The Former Jockey Who Caught Bodexpress After A Wild Preakness

When the gates opened on the 2019 Preakness, maiden Bodexpress leapt into the air, flinging jockey John Velazquez’s feet out of his irons and dropping the Hall of Fame rider to the dirt — hard. “He was just not behaving good in the gate,” Velazquez said on NBC. “He was not standing really well. He […]

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Parker Hit With Two More Felony Animal Cruelty Charges In Louisiana, Bringing Total To Over A Dozen

Police in Union Parish, La., have charged horseman Hal Parker, 60, of Haile, with two more felony counts of animal cruelty related to two horses he housed from the kill pen rescue ICareIHelp. In February, Parker was arrested and charged with one felony count of theft of livestock, two felony counts of aggravated cruelty to […]

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IFAR Conference: We Need Better Traceability For OTTBs

The third International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held in conjunction with the European & Mediterranean Horseracing Federation’s (EMHF) General Assembly at Øvrevoll Racetrack in Oslo, Norway, concluded May 16 with presentations on topics including the challenges regulators face when it comes to aftercare, the versatility of the Thoroughbred, an aftercare toolkit, and […]

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Sir Barton Stakes To Benefit TAA And Man O’ War Project

The Earle I. Mack Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be the lead sponsor for the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes, held during the 2019 Preakness Weekend at Pimlico Race Course. Taking place on May 18, the Sir Barton Stakes will benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and the Man O’War Project. The Man O’War Project is a joint […]

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