OTTBs

‘No Way The Industry Can Defend This’: Television Report Shines Light On Slaughter Of Australian OTTBs

In 2016, Australian authorities put a new program in place to begin tracking location and usage of Thoroughbreds before, during, and after their time on the racetrack. In New South Wales, that tracking system was supposed to help officials enforce a ban on sending off-track horses to slaughter. A two-year investigation by ABC News released […]

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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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More Than 450 Thoroughbreds Compete at New Vocations Charity Horse Show, T.I.P. Championships

The fifth annual New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show was a resounding success with a record-breaking number of horses—more than 450—traveling from 26 states to compete in hunter, jumper, pleasure, Western and dressage disciplines. Additionally, nearly $120,000 in sponsorships were raised through this year’s event. This is the most the show has ever raised and will go […]

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Colonial Downs’ Resurgence Good News For Barrel Racers?

The Thoroughbred farms and breeding businesses in Middleburg and Charlottesville, Va., weren’t the only equine operations hoping for an economic boost from the new season at Colonial Downs. The return of flat racing to the Virginia track has also fueled economic development elsewhere in New Kent County.  For Holly Alexander and business partner Stella Follett, […]

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Inaugural Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit To Be Held At Thoroughbred Makeover

On October 1, 2019, the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), Thoroughbred Incentive Program and Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) will join together to present the inaugural Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit, a conference focused on education and networking among those with a professional interest in the retraining and rehoming of Thoroughbreds after racing. The conference will be held the day before the […]

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Britain: Aftercare Executive Lashes Out At Country’s Official OTTB Charity

In a letter published in the Racing Post this week, the chairman of one of Britain’s first aftercare groups criticized the funding model for Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), the industry-funded organization tasked with promoting off-track Thoroughbreds and providing a safety net to those which may be vulnerable. John Sexton, chairman of the British Thoroughbred Retraining […]

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Kentucky Equine Adoption Center Named Recipient Of ASPCA Rescuing Racers Grant

The Kentucky Equine Adoption Center (KyEAC), the foremost all-breed equine rescue in the state, is proud to announce they are a 2019 recipient of the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative Grant. Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded more than $2 million to prepare horses for new homes and second careers once their […]

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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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