racehorse retirement

Over 500 Retired Racehorses Helped By New Vocations In 2017

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program had 398 retired Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses go through the program in 2017, a 10 percent increase from the previous year. Additionally, 125 horses remained in the program throughout the new year transition, receiving rehabilitative care or transitional training with hopes of placement in 2018. New Vocations received 976 applications […]

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Hogan Warns Trainers Against ‘One Last Race’ Syndrome

Horsemen gathered at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. last week to learn more about aftercare as part of New York’s continuing education requirement for licensed trainers. Dr. Patty Hogan, equine surgeon and founder of Hogan Equine Clinic at Fair Winds Farm in New Jersey, explained both the necessity of retiring Thoroughbreds and signs […]

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New Vocations’ Second Annual Open Barn And BBQ Hosts Over 600 Guests

Over 600 people from the racing and sport horse industries braved threatening skies to attend the New Vocations Open Barn and BBQ on April 28th, sponsored by AmWager and Siena Farm. Intended to celebrate the heart and versatility of the Thoroughbred breed, the event was a tremendous success, raising much-needed awareness of the importance of […]

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9-Year-Old Prayer For Relief Retired To Stand In Florida

Farm Owners Joe and Helen Barbazon are excited to announce the addition of recently retired multiple graded stakes-winner, Prayer for Relief, to the  stallion roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, for the 2017 breeding season. Stud fee is $3,500. “Prayer for Relief arrived yesterday and what a terrific looking young horse! We are […]

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New York Will Require Owner Education About Responsible Aftercare

Beginning on February 1, racehorse owners registered in the state of New York will be required to watch a video detailing responsible aftercare practices, according to ABC News 10 in Albany. Presented by the New York Horseracing and Gaming Commission, the video is hosted by track announcer Larry Collmus and features Michael Blowen of Old […]

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R.A.C.E. Fund To Host Online Auction Starting May 23

The R.A.C.E. Fund, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization established in 2004 and TAA accredited, launches its 2015 fund drive with an online auction on eBay starting May 23rd at 8:00 PM (EST) and ending on May 30th to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include: halters donated by Darley, WinStar, […]

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Hoof It Up! Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program To Celebrate ‘Help A Horse Day’ April 26-27

The Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program will be participating in the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help A Horse Day with a two-day event, competing for a chance to win up to $10,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect Thoroughbred racehorses off the race track. […]

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Thoroughbred Charities of America To Honor Graham and Anita Motion, CANTER

Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Graham & Anita Motion with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) with the TCA Industry Service Award at the 25th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky. “We are pleased […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: From a Trot to a Canter

Usually we feature Thoroughbreds in this aptly-named “OTTB Showcase” column, but there are several other breeds of off-trackers who deserve their time in the spotlight and who thrive in their careers after racing. So, this week we are taking a departure from Thoroughbreds to pay homage to the Standardbred by featuring a hard-working gelding whose […]

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Mandella: Indy Point Suffered Suspensory Injury, May Retire

GusMey-Fer’s Indy Point strained a suspensory ligament earlier during training earlier this month and was sent to his home base in Argentina before Christmas, trainer Richard Mandella told the Daily Racing Form on Sunday. The Argentinian-bred Indy Point, who most recently finished third in the 1 1/2 mile-Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. […]

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