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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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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Good Fortune

Growing up in San Diego, Anne Lorkowski loved horses since she could remember, but living in such an urban environment meant she spent many more hours playing with her Breyer models than in the saddle taking lessons. That didn’t put a damper on her passion, however. As Anne grew up, she got her “horse fix” […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Overcoming Hurdles

Traditionally we think of a horse’s second career being the one they transition to after retiring from racing. Jimmie Echo is different. His career after racing is actually his third career, as after moderate success as a racehorse on the flat, he became a stakes winner and Champion in 2006 as a hurdle horse. He […]

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Prodigious Fund Partners With Retired Racehorse Project

The Prodigious Fund is partnering with the Retired Racehorse Project to advance up to three entries from the Prodigious Fund Thoroughbred and Half-Thoroughbred Horse Show on October 3 to the National Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium at the Kentucky Horse Park October 23 – 25. While the Thoroughbred Makeover program has been oversubscribed with entries, the […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Dream Horse

Lit’sgoodlookngray was just that. By Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner-turned successful California sire Lit de Justice, Lit’sgoodlookngray crisscrossed the country racing up nearly a half million dollars in earnings and ten wins – including a stakes victory – from coast to coast. As his career progressed, the gelding regressed, dropping from $50,000 claiming races to $25,000 […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: ‘He Loved Being A Racehorse’

It’s Kentucky Derby time in the Bluegrass. The buds are blooming, foals are frolicking, and like many in the Thoroughbred industry, Ann Banks has a long list of invitations to the many Derby week festivities. But, instead of going to Churchill for Wednesday’s post position draw and one of the many parties in Louisville that […]

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Absorbine Presents Photos Of the Week: OTTB’s Shine At Rolex Three-Day Event

This week, follow our intrepid photographers as they cover the OTTB’s that made it through the grueling Rolex Three-Day Event. Starting with the ceremony of the inspections and dressage, to the slog of the Cross Country, finally ending with sun drenched stadium jumping, 11 of the 21 OTTB’s entered made the distance. About half the […]

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Thoroughbred Horse Show Association To Host Event At KY Horse Park May 3

The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association (THSA) will host its fourth annual show on Sunday May 3 at the world-renowned Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Entries for the event, which will benefit Our Mims Retirement Haven for broodmares, close April 18. This year’s renewal is held in conjunction with Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series (TASS) and the […]

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