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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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Locating A Lost Love: What The Future Holds For One Retired Racehorse

Blogger, researcher, and former farm manager Carleigh Fedorka is deeply immersed in the Thoroughbred racing industry and is an avid proponent of Thoroughbreds in second careers. Having worked hands-on in the foaling, care and sales of hundreds of Thoroughbreds, Fedorka is keenly aware of what a fragile position a horse can be in once it […]

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Thoroughbred Enthusiasts Honored At USEF Pegasus Awards

The United States Equestrian Federation Pegasus Awards honor some of the great men and women in equestrian sport. Presented during the USEF Annual Meeting, held in 2019 in West Palm Beach, FL, many equestrians and equine enthusiasts were honored for their hard work, including Isabela de Sousa and Steuart Pittman. Steuart Pittman, of Davidsonville, MD, […]

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Fasig-Tipton To Match New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge In Honor Of Bill Graves

Fasig-Tipton announced today that they will be matching all funds raised through this year’s New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge in honor of the late Bill Graves. The Pledge offers owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders a chance to give back by committing a percentage of their championship earnings to support New Vocations’ aftercare efforts.  […]

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New Vocations Adopters Shine At United States Pony Clubs Champs East

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program fielded a team of 31 horse-and-rider pairs at the United States Pony Clubs Championships East at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on July 27-29. Adopted Thoroughbreds and their Pony Club counterparts competed in the Pony Club Challenge competition in four disciplines: Dressage, Western Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping. The Pony […]

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Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Draws Over 100 Retired Racehorses

The odds were against the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) as a storm soaked most of Southern California the week leading up to its March 24-25 show at Galway Downs Equestrian Center. Fortunately, the muddy surfaces were not likely a first for the nearly 100 retired racehorses that competed in the show. “When we arrived […]

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New Vocations Hosts Annual Open Barn And BBQ Event

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program will host its third annual Open Barn and BBQ event on Friday, April 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. An educational experience held concurrently with the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, the organization will open its barn doors to the public at the conclusion of dressage competition at the Kentucky […]

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25th Retired Racehorse Adopted In New Vocations Pony Club Challenge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is halfway to its goal of rehoming 50 retiring racehorses with United States Pony Clubs members. This rehoming effort is part of the New Vocations Pony Club Challenge program. The program is a unique partnership between the nation’s oldest and largest racehorse adoption program and the United States Pony Clubs, […]

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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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Painting Leads To A New Lease On Life For Retired Racehorse

Once a well-known racehorse, Metro Meteor, owned by Ron and Wendy Krajewski, took on an unusual new career once his racing days were over: painting. Bone chips in his knees ended his racing career, and rehabilitation, medication and custom shoes couldn’t stop his knee joints from beginning to fuse. Complete closure of the knee joint […]

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