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 under the “IFAR Conference for 2020” tab or at 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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NYTHA’s Empire Racing Club Celebrates First Win With Now And Again

The Empire Racing Club, an initiative launched in 2019 by the New York Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association (NYTHA) to introduce fans to horse ownership, celebrated their first victory on Sunday with 3-year-old New York-bred Now and Again at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Linda Rice, Now and Again broke his maiden with a two-length victory under winter […]

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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 and […]

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Assessing A New OTTB: Veterinary Considerations

The movement of veterinary records from one trainer to another on the racetrack has recently become part of the discussion around improved racetrack safety. Many believe that informing the next horseman in a horse’s life about its previous treatments, illnesses and injuries is paramount to the welfare of the horse. Legal considerations make this tricky, […]

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