Keeneland To Sponsor Welfare Initiatives At 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project announced Tuesday that Keeneland will be the sponsor for their most prominent equine safety and welfare initiatives at this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover, the Arrival Exam and, new for this year, the Finale Jog. Last year the RRP instituted the Arrival Exam at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Mind Over Matter

Put yourself in the mindset of a 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly. Now, take a guess of the best way to solve this problem. January 21, 2020: Cubbie Girl North, the former racehorse with whom I’ve been playing a daily game of picking petals off flowers and saying “She loves me, she loves me not,” is about […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Still Slated For Fall 2020 In Lexington

With so many equestrian events on hold or cancelled for 2020, hopeful participants are wondering if the Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park this fall. Created to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds in the show ring and for recreational riding, the RRP has experienced […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Horses Don’t Read The Script

Michael Wrona, the announcer at Los Alamitos Race Course and a great friend and mentor since I was a teenager and started broadcasting horse races 20 years ago, once told me, “The trouble with racehorses is they can’t read scripts!” That line has stuck with me years later. It’s a shame that horses don’t always […]

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Announces 2019 Performance Awards Winners

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, today announced the winners and other placings from its 2019 performance awards program. The complete list of winners and participants is available here. The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Jumping In The Deep End With Lifeguards At The Ready

I didn’t know how much of a passion riding would become for me when I took my first lesson a little less than five years ago at the age of 30. All I thought of at the time was that it would be cool to learn ride horses after announcing them in races for more […]

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Top Eventers Buck Davidson, Phillip Dutton To Lead RRP Master Class Showing Off OTTBs

Headlined by five-star eventers Buck Davidson and Phillip Dutton, the RRP Master Class at the LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field will take place on Friday, February 28. The 2020 LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field in Aiken, SC will host a Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) Master Class on Friday, February 28. Taking place in […]

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616 Entrants Accepted For 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

The journey officially begins today for 616 accepted entries, representing 604 unique trainers and teams, on the road to the Retired Racehorse Project’s 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, the world’s largest and most lucrative retraining competition for ex-racehorses. The 2020 event will take place at October 7-10 at […]

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Retired Racehorse Project: Share Your OTTB For A Chance To Win RRP Swag

The Retired Racehorse Project is the creator of the Thoroughbred Sport Tracker — the internet’s only user-driven database that tracks second career talent and accomplishments of registered Thoroughbreds! Have you entered YOUR Thoroughbred into the Thoroughbred Sport Tracker? It’s FREE to use with a free RRP web account, and you’ll be able to add photos, […]

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