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Taylor Made Supporting Retired Racehorse Project Through Keeneland Bonus Proceeds

Taylor Made Sales, the world’s most successful Thoroughbred consignment agency, announced today that it is lending its support to the Retired Racehorse Project by sharing the Keeneland September Sale Bonus Program awards earned by their Bloodstock Investments IV pinhooking partnership graduates, including Grade 1 winner Improbable, who is scheduled to make his 2019 debut on […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Accepts 673 Trainers For 2019 Competition

The journey officially begins today for 673 accepted trainers on the road to the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. This is the second-highest number of accepted applicants in the event’s history. The 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover will take place October 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Accepted trainers are […]

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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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Applications Now Being Accepted For 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

Applications are now open for the Retired Racehorse Project’s 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America! Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2019, and accepted trainers will be announced on February 1, 2019. Now in its fifth year in its current format and at its current location, the Thoroughbred Makeover features competition […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Masterclass Demonstrates The Many Paths To Restarting An OTTB

As many horsemen know, there is no single ‘right’ way to train a horse. As attendees of the Thoroughbred Makeover Master Class learned earlier this month, there’s also no single ‘right’ way to restart a horse off the racetrack. The event, held at the conclusion of the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover at the Kentucky […]

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Racing Twins Mr. Ping, Mr. Pong Retired To Caldwell Twin Brothers As Polo Ponies

The popular Thoroughbred twins Mr. Ping and Mr. Pong have officially been retired from racing, according to Charles Town Classic’s Twitter account. The pair, both West Virginia-bred 3-year-olds by Denis of Cork out of Washingtonian (Domestic Dispute) will pursue second careers as polo ponies with twin brothers Charlie and Harry Caldwell. Last year, at just […]

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Seeking Contact: A Cow Pony’s Road To The Thoroughbred Makeover

Kristen Kovach and her OTTB Jobber Bill (Saffir – Healing Touch, by Dr. Carter) are aiming for the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover in October at the Kentucky Horse Park. A multi-discipline horse show showcasing Thoroughbreds in second careers, the event has become a staple on many OTTB aficionados’ calendars. Kovach recently wrote about a […]

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Roytz Named Executive Director Of Retired Racehorse Project

Jen Roytz has been named the new executive director of the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP). RRP’s founder, Steuart Pittman, who has held the title since the organization’s inception, will step down from his leadership role, but will remain involved as board chair. Roytz is co-owner of the Lexington, KY-based marketing agency Topline Communications and a […]

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After Record Number Of Applications, 794 Trainers Accepted To Compete At 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today that a record 794 trainers have been accepted to compete for their share of $100,000 in prize money at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America and held Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. This is a 37 percent increase from […]

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Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Tickets Now On Sale

Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today the opening of ticket sales for the 2017 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). The event takes place¬†October 5-8¬†at the Kentucky Horse Park and involves 578 trainers working with Thoroughbred ex-racehorses that will have received less than 10 months of retraining. They […]

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