The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation To Host A “Maryland Friends of TRF – Day At The Races”

On Sunday, October 21, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will host a “Maryland Friends of the TRF – Day at the Races” at Laurel Park to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the world’s oldest and largest Thoroughbred rescue organization and the success of the TRF Second Chances Program located at the Central Maryland Correctional Facility […]

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Turf Stars Alpha Centauri, Saxon Warrior Retired Due To Injuries

Promising turf talents Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior have both been retired following defeats in their respective Group 1 efforts on Saturday, reports Alpha Centauri suffered a chip in her right front fetlock joint, while Saxon Warrior was found to have a lesion in his flexor tendon. “I’ve had an amazing summer with her,” trainer […]

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Grade 1 Winner Mo Town Retired To Ashford Stud

A torn suspensory in his left foreleg forced the retirement of Grade 1 winner Mo Town this week, according to The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo will be shipped to Ashford Stud this week, where he will stand the 2019 season. “It’s a loss to all involved and to the sport that we didn’t get […]

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Old Friends’ ‘Homecoming’ Event Scheduled For Sunday, May 6

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, will host its 14th Annual Homecoming event, sponsored NTRA Advantage, Daily Racing Form, Hagyard Pharmacy, and Red Brand Fence, on Sunday May 6, 2018 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $15 for Old Friends “Clubhouse” members (children 12 and under are […]

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Cotillion Winner It Tiz Well Diagnosed With Ankle Chip, Future Plans Uncertain

Winner of the Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx on Sept. 23, the now 4-year-old filly It Tiz Well has not had a start since that effort. The daughter of Arch was aiming for a start in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, but a foot issue kept her out of the World Championships. According to, It […]

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Opinion: Aftercare Responsibility Doesn’t Begin And End With Breeders

Blogger Carleigh Fedorka is deeply immersed in the Thoroughbred racing industry, having worked and lived on multiple Thoroughbred breeding farms. She has had hands-on experience in the foaling, care and sales of hundreds of horses and also in the retraining of retired racehorses for second careers. In her piece “Blame the Breeder,” Carleigh focuses on […]

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Santa Anita’s ‘Octo-Plus’ Club Advises Against Retirement

Huey Barnes, Vince DeGregory, Larry Gilligan, Bruce Headley, Ron McAnally, Hector Palma and Art Sherman, all members of Santa Anita’s Octoplus Club. That’s not octopus, but Octoplus, as in 80 years of age or older. Each has passed the eight-decade mark and still plies his trade at the race track, their years on the planet […]

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‘Heartwarming To See Him Happy’: Millionaire Valid Retired By Jockey Nik Juarez

On Tuesday, jockey Nik Juarez officially announced the retirement of multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Valid. The 24-year-old Maryland native spent his own money to track down the 7-year-old gelded son of Medaglia d’Oro, and had him shipped back to a farm in Maryland to live out the rest of his days eating grass and occasionally […]

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‘Emotional’ Flores Recalls Del Mar Dreams As Retirement Looms

When David Flores hops aboard Red Livy for Phil D’Amato in Sunday’s second race it will be for the final ride of a 33-year-career. Flores said he doesn’t know how he’s going to feel, but he knows he’ll be feeling a lot. “I try not to think about it. But it is emotional,” Flores said Friday afternoon. […]

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