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Old Friends Spokeshorse ‘Pens’ Book To Help Retired Racehorses

Little Silver Charm, the official “spokeshorse” at Old Friends, the not-for-profit Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., will make his debut as an author with the release of A Charmed Life (Old Friends Press). The 80-page, softcover book, penned with the assistance from former Boston Globe columnist Diane White, combines selected commentary from Little Silver Charm’s […]

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Thoroughbred Participation At Rolex Three-Day Event Climbs To 30 Percent

Entries are out for the prestigious Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (CCI****), and a full 30 percent of this year’s entries are Thoroughbreds, according to The Chronicle of the Horse. There are 90 horses and riders set to compete in the only American four-star CCI event, with 30 being full Thoroughbreds (including horses who were never registered […]

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‘Definitely Worth It:’ Caring For Older Horses In Winter Requires Extra Vigilance

We all want our horses to age gracefully, but it takes being mindful and proactive about how your horse is handling the aging process to help them stay healthier and active longer. A horse’s nutritional needs evolve as they age, and so too should their diet. What was once the right feed for his workload […]

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OTTBs Continue To Show Talent At Thoroughbred Makeover’s Second Day

The TCA Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium continued with a strong showing on Saturday, as newly retired racehorses competed in the disciplines of Show Hunters, Jumpers, Freestyle and Dressage. The demonstrations and seminars continued as well, focusing on topics like managing an aftercare organization, health management of off-track Thoroughbreds, how racehorses are trained at the […]

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Support From Zayat, Stonestreet Fuels Successful Totally Thoroughbred Show

This year’s Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show at Pimlico Race Course saw its largest number of donors in its four-year history, thanks in part to big name sponsors like Zayat Stables and Stonestreet. According to the Off-Track Thoroughbreds blog, off-track Thoroughbreds competed for $17,000 in purse money, and organizations funded by the show brought in $9,624. […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: A Bond Like No Other

Last week, we lost one of the good ones. He was a big, red curmudgeon of a horse, who in many ways was the catalyst for this weekly “OTTB Showcase” column. His was a story of extreme highs and lows. Racing as Bayou Brass, he started his career with a pair of easy wins, and […]

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Pimlico To Host MJC’s Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show July 11

The Maryland Jockey Club’s Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, to be held at historic Pimlico Race Course Saturday, July 11, will have prize money totaling more than $17,000 with the featured class of the day the $7,500 Hillwood Stable Jumper Speed Stakes. Entries are due Monday, July 6 if participants want to be included in the […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Securing A ‘Forever Home’

Many in the racing industry got to know Michelle Yu on both HRTV and TVG. If not there, maybe you saw her covering football on Fox or hosting the Santa Anita simulcast. Or perhaps you bumped into her on the backside working for trainers Ron Moquett or Steve Asmussen. Retired racehorse Cajun Gent got to know […]

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How One Stable Trains Thoroughbreds For Second Careers Before They Retire

For most Thoroughbreds, racetrack training dominates their life until they retire to breeding shed or pasture. An article at Thoroughbred Racing Commentary tells the story of how Mosaic Racing Stable prepares their horses for second careers before their racing days are over. “Having our horses be active in more than one discipline at a time […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Home Again

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – From A Hat Full of Sky […]

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