Thoroughbred Makeover

Thoroughbred Charities Of America Grants Over $450,000 To 64 Organizations

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that grants totaling nearly $475,000 have been awarded to 64 approved organizations that provide Thoroughbred aftercare and incentive programs, equine-assisted therapies, and health and human services for backstretch and farm workers. Grant recipients from the last three years can be found on www.tca.org. One of TCA’s grants is […]

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Inaugural Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit To Be Held At Thoroughbred Makeover

On October 1, 2019, the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), Thoroughbred Incentive Program and Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) will join together to present the inaugural Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit, a conference focused on education and networking among those with a professional interest in the retraining and rehoming of Thoroughbreds after racing. The conference will be held the day before the […]

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By The Numbers: 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover Draws 474 Final Entrants

The final entry period for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), has passed — which means that our field of contestants is set! Let’s take look at the numbers and find out more about the Makeover Class of 2019. Here’s how the field of entries emerged over […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America Returns As Title Sponsor Of RRP Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) jointly announce that TCA will once again be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 2-5, 2019. The TCA Thoroughbred Makeover features trainers — professionals, amateurs and […]

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New Kentucky-Bred Award Tops 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover Special Offerings

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced a full slate of new and returning special awards will be offered at the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover takes place October 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Inc. (KTOB) are sponsoring […]

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ASPCA Makeover Marketplace Will Feature Over 100 Restarted Thoroughbreds For Sale

In support of helping more retired racehorses find second careers and new homes as sport horses and recreational mounts, the Retired Racehorse Project is once again facilitating the ASPCA Makeover Marketplace at the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, October 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Made possible by a generous grant from the ASPCA, the Makeover Marketplace […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Journey Of Retraining Isn’t Always A Straight Line

Four years ago, I was at the top of my game. Fresh off a good sales year, where I had taken three horses and retrained them for their second career, I found myself feeling pretty invincible. They had all been different types. One a fancy Warmblood who just didn’t want to dressage anymore, a massive […]

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Embarking On A Makeover Challenge? A Few Considerations For Newbies

Earlier this month, the Retired Racehorse Project announced the acceptance of 673 trainers into its 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover competition. At this stage in the game, some of those trainers already have their Makeover horses, while others are still searching, outlining a game plan for the year (final horse registrations aren’t due until Aug. 1). While […]

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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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