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Keeneland To Sponsor Welfare Initiatives At 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project announced Tuesday that Keeneland will be the sponsor for their most prominent equine safety and welfare initiatives at this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover, the Arrival Exam and, new for this year, the Finale Jog. Last year the RRP instituted the Arrival Exam at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Still Slated For Fall 2020 In Lexington

With so many equestrian events on hold or cancelled for 2020, hopeful participants are wondering if the Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park this fall. Created to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds in the show ring and for recreational riding, the RRP has experienced […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Horses Don’t Read The Script

Michael Wrona, the announcer at Los Alamitos Race Course and a great friend and mentor since I was a teenager and started broadcasting horse races 20 years ago, once told me, “The trouble with racehorses is they can’t read scripts!” That line has stuck with me years later. It’s a shame that horses don’t always […]

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Selling A Racehorse To A Riding Home? Check Out These Forms

In anticipation of a new wave of horses retiring from the racetrack during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Retired Racehorse Project has released a set of forms that can be utilized by an owner or trainer to easily keep things legal. The RRP has a standard bill of sale, which seeks to protect both the seller […]

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Roytz: COVID-19 Crisis Will Lead To More Horses Than Ever In Need Of Second Careers

In a commentary for The Horse magazine, Retired Racehorse Project executive director (and former Paulick Report contributor) Jen Roytz writes that the work of Thoroughbred aftercare organizations has increased exponentially in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The short term stoppage of live racing and long-term economic downturn will likely lead to more horses than […]

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Top Eventers Buck Davidson, Phillip Dutton To Lead RRP Master Class Showing Off OTTBs

Headlined by five-star eventers Buck Davidson and Phillip Dutton, the RRP Master Class at the LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field will take place on Friday, February 28. The 2020 LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field in Aiken, SC will host a Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) Master Class on Friday, February 28. Taking place in […]

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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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616 Entrants Accepted For 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

The journey officially begins today for 616 accepted entries, representing 604 unique trainers and teams, on the road to the Retired Racehorse Project’s 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, the world’s largest and most lucrative retraining competition for ex-racehorses. The 2020 event will take place at October 7-10 at […]

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Retired Racehorse Project: Share Your OTTB For A Chance To Win RRP Swag

The Retired Racehorse Project is the creator of the Thoroughbred Sport Tracker — the internet’s only user-driven database that tracks second career talent and accomplishments of registered Thoroughbreds! Have you entered YOUR Thoroughbred into the Thoroughbred Sport Tracker? It’s FREE to use with a free RRP web account, and you’ll be able to add photos, […]

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