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Retired Racehorse Learns How To Play Piano

Deva, an 18-year-old retired Thoroughbred racehorse that calls New York home, has learned to play the piano, with help from Marion Kaselle, his owner, reports the Times Herald-Record. Encouraged by Kaselle to play by the handful of sweet feed she sprinkles on the keys, Deva continues to pluck out notes long after the sweet treat […]

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A New Life For Graded Stakes Winner Marilyn’s Guy

When former Chesapeake staff member Carleigh Fedorka watched Marilyn’s Guy cruise home to a 13-3/4 length win in his career debut, she had no idea that one day, after winning stakes and graded stakes, he would be her riding horse. Fedorka helped the Marilyn’s Guy rehabilitate through an injury soon after his first start and […]

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Time Off Not Always Beneficial For Retiring Racehorses

Horse people are passionate people. They are also highly opinionated, especially when it comes to retraining a recently retired racehorse into a sport horse. While some people feel that horses that retire from the track should be given time off, others think the horse should move immediately into training for a new career. The thought […]

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Retired Race Horses, Adopted Children Thriving At Wisconsin Farm

A group of five Thoroughbred racehorses, retired from Arlington Park, is thriving at a small, two-family farm in Wisconsin, according to The Gazette. Along with 15 adopted children, two families have joined forces to provide a safe haven for both the horses and the at-risk children, most of whom have undergone intense emotional trauma. “We […]

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Over 1,250 Entries And $60,000 Raised During The New Vocations Charity Show

The 12th annual New Vocations Charity Horse Show was a huge success with over 1,250 entries and $60,000 raised to support racehorse aftercare. The Indiana HBPA was the title sponsor of the event, which drew a record attendance. Many of the exhibitors came simply to show off their former racehorses in both the Thoroughbred specialty […]

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Popular OTTB Blog Now Sponsored By The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Susan Salk, author of the popular Off Track Thoroughbreds blog, will continue writing about retired racehorses with help from the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, which has signed on as the exclusive sponsor. Salk had previously shut down the blog due to funding┬áconstraints. The 5-year-old blog is designed to raise awareness of the value of Thoroughbreds even […]

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2002 Belmont Stakes winner Sarava retired to Old Friends

Sarava, winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes, has been retired to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. Co-owners Gary Drake of Louisville and Paul and Susan Roy of Great Britain donated the 13-year-old stallion to the organization. Sarava arrived at Old Friends early this morning from the Appleton family’s Bridlewood Farm near […]

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Fan favorite and 1991 Horse of the Year Black Tie Affair died today at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown KY. Click here for a touching tribute from Rick Capone of the Examiner. Below is the complete press release from Old Friends.   Black Tie Affair, the 1991 Horse of the Year, was humanely […]

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Just days before this year’s Belmont Stakes, the reigning Belmont champion and winner of the Travers and Jockey Club Gold Cup was retired due to complications of a fracture suffered last fall before the Japan Cup Dirt. “We’ve been in racing for 30 years and he gave us our greatest thrills, especially when he won […]

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