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Jan. 15: Last Chance To Apply For 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

Less than nine months from now, hundreds of recently-retired Thoroughbreds and their trainers will meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in a culmination of the first year of retraining. The road to get there will be full of unique challenges in transitioning and training, but with the support of the Retired Racehorse Project and the […]

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Applications Open For 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project announced on Sunday that applications are open for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2020, and accepted trainers will be announced on February 15, 2020. Now in its sixth year, the Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in ten disciplines for recently-retired […]

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Retired Racehorse Project: Zenyatta, Cozmic One Halter Set To Be Auctioned Online

In honor of the ten-year anniversary of champion mare Zenyatta’s history-making win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Retired Racehorse Project is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind shadowbox for auction, featuring halters worn by Zenyatta and her first foal, Cozmic One. A multiple graded stakes winner, Zenyatta’s storied career spanned four years with a remarkable […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Champion To Be Honored In Breeders’ Cup Winner’s Circle

Breeders’ Cup Ltd. today announced a partnership with the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) to honor the winner of this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover between races at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, bringing together the country’s most prestigious weekend of Thoroughbred racing and the largest retraining competition for Thoroughbreds after racing. Earlier this month, the Thoroughbred Makeover, […]

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Indiana Represented By 17 In Thoroughbred Makeover Competition

Hundreds of off-track Thoroughbreds are descending upon the Kentucky Horse Park this week to showcase their athleticism in their new careers. Among those horses are 17 registered Indiana-bred Thoroughbreds who have taken their Hoosier Horsepower to a different level with their new trainers and owners. The Retired Racehorse Project’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover will be held […]

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A Second Career On The Racetrack? Why Flat Runners Sometimes Excel As Steeplechasers

In this two-part series, Denise Steffanus explores the factors that enable flat-racing Thoroughbreds to excel in second careers as steeplechasers, competing over jumps at distances up to three miles while carrying 140 to 158 pounds every few weeks. How does a trainer discover their flat racer may be good at steeplechasing? How can steeplechasers stay […]

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‘He Is A Keeper’: War Horse Gung Ho Preparing For Thoroughbred Makeover

Owner-trainer Tamara Maxey recognized Gung Ho as a prime show horse prospect when he was in the final stages of his 74-race career at Turfway Park in late 2018. A stakes winner in his prime, Gung Ho finished third in the 2012 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland in a career that includes a bankroll […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover’s New Arrival Exam Designed ‘To Set The Standard Of Horsemanship’

In keeping with the organization’s goal to better serve the Thoroughbred and continue to educate the owners, trainers and farms who seek to help transition these horses to second careers, the Retired Racehorse Project’s new arrival exam at the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, emphasizes soundness, body condition, […]

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Makeover Master Class: Three Experienced Re-Trainers, Three Off-Track Thoroughbreds

Education takes center stage at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, on Friday, October 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park: the Makeover Master Class, sponsored by Thoroughbred Education & Research Foundation (TERF) will feature three experienced horse trainers demonstrating their methods of restarting prospects off the track. The TERF […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Includes Free Educational Seminars On October 4

Education takes center stage at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, on Friday, October 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park: sponsored by the Horse Media Group, three seminars will bring a variety of educational resources to participants. All seminars are free to attend, and will take place in the […]

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