retired racehorse

New Vocations Joins Visit Horse Country, Combo Tours Launch For Spring 2020

The Visit Horse Country Board of Directors is proud to announce the addition of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program to its membership roster. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited (TAA) program is the 40th organization to join Visit Horse Country. New Vocations will begin offering tours of its Mereworth Farm facility location in April. Tour dates and […]

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Report: Retired Australian Racehorses Failed By Racing Industry

A 100-page document, authored by retired District Court Judge Terry Martin and veterinarian Dr. Peter Reid, blasts the Australian racing industry for its failure to effectively protect retired racehorses. The authors emphatically state that racehorses were treated as disposable commodities: Once they were not winning, many were discarded. Originally brought to the public’s attention last […]

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Victoria Trainer Proposes Industry-Led End-Of-Life Options For Retired Racehorses

Peter Moody, a former top trainer in Victoria, took to Twitter to encourage the racing industry to consider opening its own facility to humanely euthanize retired racehorses that cannot be rehomed because or soundness or behavioral issues. His tweet came in response to Racing Victoria’s statement that 2 percent of all prize money would go […]

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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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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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