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Discover Florida: Florida Horse Park Serves Sport Horses And Thoroughbreds

The following sponsored article is from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Commissioner. The Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park is a 500-acre multi-purpose recreational, sporting and educational venue located in Ocala, Fla. Although it continues to expand, the facility currently includes four state-of-the-art Martin Collins fiber arenas, a 90,000 […]

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IFAR Presentations From Fourth Annual Thoroughbred Aftercare Forum Now Available Online

PowerPoint presentations and videos from the fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) are now available online. The presentations and videos can be found at internationalracehorseaftercare.com under the “IFAR Conference for 2020” tab or at bit.ly/ifar2020. The conference was held February 20 as part of the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa. The […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Jumping In The Deep End With Lifeguards At The Ready

I didn’t know how much of a passion riding would become for me when I took my first lesson a little less than five years ago at the age of 30. All I thought of at the time was that it would be cool to learn ride horses after announcing them in races for more […]

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Louisiana Derby Contenders Encouraged To Pledge Percentage Of Earnings To New Vocations

 In an effort to assist Thoroughbred aftercare, owners with horses racing at the Fair Grounds on Louisiana Derby Day are being encouraged to pledge a percentage of their earnings to support New Vocations efforts. All funds raised will go directly to support the horses currently at the Louisiana facility, which has already served over 50 […]

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British Horse Welfare Board Develops Plan For Lifetime Tracking Of OTTBs

Britain’s Horse Welfare Board has created a strategic plan to track British racehorses for their entire lives. The report, entitled A Life Well Lived, envisions rolling out this change and others over the next five years; the board notes that this is just one step in the process of ensuring racehorses in Britain are safe. […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: The Difference Between Picture Perfect And Real Life With An OTTB

I used to love watching TV shows about buying houses. (Just curious, did you read that last sentence as “houses” or “horses”?) Then, I bought my first house. Television: After the most adorable agony over which of the three amazing options they’ve looked at would be their dream home, the hopeful couple chooses one. The […]

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Stormy Liberal Retired To Old Friends; Owner Urges Others To Be Proactive About Injury Detection

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, Ky., announced today the arrival of multiple Graded Stakes winner and two-time Breeders’ Cup Champion Stormy Liberal. Stormy Liberal will spend a few days undergoing a brief veterinary exam at Park Equine Hospital at Woodford before joining the retirees at Old Friends’s flagship farm in Georgetown. […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Horowitz’s Unlikely Journey from Broadcasting to Riding Horses

Today we’re launching a new monthly series called the Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries. Jonathan Horowitz has long been a racetrack announcer and commentator at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover. This year, Horowitz is planning to experience the action of the Makeover up close and personal as a competitor with new mount Cubbie Girl North. Each […]

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New Jersey Attorney General: Alborano Raked In More Than $340K In Donations, Handed Civil Penalties Of $5K

Dina Alborano, founder of the now-defunct group ICareIHelp entered into an agreement with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General last month to pay civil penalties for allegedly violating state laws regarding charitable fundraising. A statement issued by the office on Jan. 13 indicates Alborano took in $344, 290 in donations between November 2017 […]

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