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Victoria Racing Club Adding $1 Million To Equine Wellbeing Fund

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has committed $1 million to the newly established Equine Wellbeing Fund (EWF). Commitment to the health and safety of racehorses has been a core tenant of the club, but new initiatives have been undertaken to focus more heavily on this topic. Thus far, the funds will be dispersed in various […]

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Japan’s Third Retired Racehorse Clinic Resounding Success

Boyd Martin, a Olympic competitor for the United States in the eventing discipline, returned to Japan last week to help with the Retired Racehorse Clinic. Eventing Nation reports the clinic offers participants the opportunity to lesson with world-class horseback riders who ride and train off-track Thoroughbreds. Hosted by the National Riding Club Association of Japan […]

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Racehorse Rescue Wins Big With Blanket Donation Program

To a rescued ex-racehorse, a warm winter blanket can be a matter of life or death. Just ask Kathryn (Kate) Papp, DVM, founder of PA Racehorse, Rehoming, Rehabilitation & Rescue (PARR), whose main facility is located in Harrisburg, PA. A 501(c)3 organization that rehabilitates, rehomes and supports Thoroughbreds after the end of their racing careers, […]

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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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Nominations Open For Award Recognizing For-Profit OTTB Rehoming Entities

Nominations are now open for the Ira Schulman Award, given each year to a deserving Thoroughbred rehoming advocate. Named in honor of Ira Shulman, who is believed to have rehomed more Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in 50-odd years than any other person or organization. Dubbed the “father of Thoroughbred rehoming,” the award is sponsored by the Virginia […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Asked To Remove Horses From Montpelier

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and the Montpelier Foundation, a nonprofit founded with the goal of transforming and stewarding James Madison’s 2,650-acre estate, have split ways–and not amicably. The Montpelier Foundation housed TRF horses on its Virginia acreage since 2003. The formal statement of the termination of the lease agreement was announced by Dennis Kernahan, […]

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The Right Horse Initiative Awards $100,000 Grant To Rehome Louisiana Thoroughbreds

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, a 501(c)3 nonprofit equine adoption organization specializing in racehorse aftercare, has been awarded a grant to expand their program into Louisiana. The WaterShed Animal Fund, through its Right Horse Initiative, awarded the $100,000 grant to New Vocations to support opening a new facility and rehoming 50-plus retiring Thoroughbreds annually. Opening […]

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Horses Removed From The California Equine Retirement Foundation

Animal control officers could suggest criminal charges against the California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF), after the removal of about 40 retired racehorses from the sanctuary, according to multiple media reports. Officials say the California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF) 38 retired racehorses were recently removed from the sanctuary’s care. Carrie Ard, CEO of the San Jacinto-based […]

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Program Uses Retired Racehorses To Help Teens Cope Thanks To Funding From Chad Brown

It is no longer questioned that people from all walks of life benefit from interacting with horses; the animal’s ability to help those dealing with both emotional and physical issues has been well documented. Valerie Buck, a retired exercise rider and founder of Aftercare Continued Thoroughbred Training (ACTT Naturally), takes in retiring racehorses and uses […]

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France Galop To Donate €350,000 A Year To Retired Racehorse Aftercare

France Galop, the governing body of flat track and steeplechase horse racing in France, has committed €350,000 a year to support Au-Dela Des Pistes [Beyond the Tracks] and the French League for the Protection of the Horse (LFPC). Au-Dela Des Pistes (ADDP) is an industry-led initiative dedicated to the retraining of racehorses that was founded in 2016. […]

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