Imperative ‘Loves Having A Job,’ To Be Retrained For New Career By NTWO

The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO) announces that multi-million dollar earner Imperative will be retiring to its farm to begin a new career in the show world. “I want Imperative to be the poster boy for racing,” said owner Ron Paolucci. “I am grateful to Old Friends for being willing to take him in retirement, […]

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Top Canadian Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva To Retire At End Of 2019 Season

The leading rider at Woodbine for the last four seasons, Eurico Rosa Da Silva will hang up his boots at the end of the 2019 racing season this December. According to the Toronto Sun, Da Silva wants to spend more time with his family. “I grew up without family pretty much,” he said. “I don’t […]

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Saving For The Future: Bourbon Lane Creates Retirement Fund For Its Racehorses

Bourbon Lane Stables has been concerned with aftercare since its inception. Mike McMahon, founder and co-owner, announced on August 3 that the entity has created a 501(c)(3) retirement fund to help defray the costs of caring for the partnership’s retired racehorses. Bourbon Lane Stables already follows the horses it has sold or had claimed; this […]

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R.A.C.E. Fund Gearing Up For 2019 Fundraiser With Online Halter Auction

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited R.A.C.E. Fund is hosting an online auction on eBay starting May 24th at 8:00 PM (EST) and ending on May 31st to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include halters worn by: two time Eclipse Award winner, Songbird 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags 2004 Kentucky Derby […]

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Warhorse El Grande Rojo Retired, Donated To TROT For Adoption

Veteran runner and fan favorite El Grande Rojo (Bowman’s Band – Theheartofdixie, by Crafty Prospector) has been retired from racing by his owners, Neil and Laura Barrish, and donated to Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa (TROT) to be retrained and adopted out. He arrived at the facility on Easter morning, which was also his 11th birthday […]

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Retirement From Tendon Injury May Be A Thing Of The Past, New Research Shows

Tendon injuries in horses account for between 30 and 50 percent of all musculoskeletal injuries and reinjury is common; treatment with embryonic stem cells may increase a horse’s chances of successfully returning to work–and staying there. When a horse tears the fibers in a tendon, inflammation occurs at the injury site and scar tissue is […]

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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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Retiring Hall Of Famer Stevens ‘Goes Out As One Of The Greatest Ever’

Jockey Gary Stevens received, and gave, heartfelt thanks for his Hall of Fame career in ceremonies marking his retirement Saturday at Del Mar. The 55-year-old native of Idaho, who ranks third for stakes wins and ninth for overall wins on the track’s all-time list, was honored before the fourth race. Dressed in a sport coat, […]

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No Talk Of Retiring Winx: Australian Champion May Race One More Year

Trainer Chris Waller reiterated that there has been no discussion about retiring Australian superstar Winx, according to Following her record-setting fourth Cox Plate triumph the mare will get a well-deserved rest, but she may well return for another campaign next year. “We will all sit down and talk about her future in a few weeks,” […]

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