Thoroughbred Makeover

Thoroughbred Makeover Champion To Be Honored In Breeders’ Cup Winner’s Circle

Breeders’ Cup Ltd. today announced a partnership with the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) to honor the winner of this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover between races at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, bringing together the country’s most prestigious weekend of Thoroughbred racing and the largest retraining competition for Thoroughbreds after racing. Earlier this month, the Thoroughbred Makeover, […]

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Fallon Taylor, Cowboy Swagger Take Home Champion Title At 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

Champion barrel racer Fallon Taylor takes on a new challenge every year: in 2018, she took up show jumping. This year, she took on the Thoroughbred Makeover. Already a champion — she was the 2014 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Champion and 2018 AQHA World Champion — Taylor can add one more line to her […]

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Indiana Represented By 17 In Thoroughbred Makeover Competition

Hundreds of off-track Thoroughbreds are descending upon the Kentucky Horse Park this week to showcase their athleticism in their new careers. Among those horses are 17 registered Indiana-bred Thoroughbreds who have taken their Hoosier Horsepower to a different level with their new trainers and owners. The Retired Racehorse Project’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover will be held […]

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A Second Career On The Racetrack? Why Flat Runners Sometimes Excel As Steeplechasers

In this two-part series, Denise Steffanus explores the factors that enable flat-racing Thoroughbreds to excel in second careers as steeplechasers, competing over jumps at distances up to three miles while carrying 140 to 158 pounds every few weeks. How does a trainer discover their flat racer may be good at steeplechasing? How can steeplechasers stay […]

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‘He Is A Keeper’: War Horse Gung Ho Preparing For Thoroughbred Makeover

Owner-trainer Tamara Maxey recognized Gung Ho as a prime show horse prospect when he was in the final stages of his 74-race career at Turfway Park in late 2018. A stakes winner in his prime, Gung Ho finished third in the 2012 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland in a career that includes a bankroll […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover’s New Arrival Exam Designed ‘To Set The Standard Of Horsemanship’

In keeping with the organization’s goal to better serve the Thoroughbred and continue to educate the owners, trainers and farms who seek to help transition these horses to second careers, the Retired Racehorse Project’s new arrival exam at the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, emphasizes soundness, body condition, […]

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Educational Opportunities Abound On Friday, October 4, At Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, may be best known as the competition that’s a culmination of 10 months of training for recently-retired racehorses — but educational opportunities abound during the Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday, October 4, 2019. TERF Makeover Master Class […]

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Makeover Master Class: Three Experienced Re-Trainers, Three Off-Track Thoroughbreds

Education takes center stage at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, on Friday, October 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park: the Makeover Master Class, sponsored by Thoroughbred Education & Research Foundation (TERF) will feature three experienced horse trainers demonstrating their methods of restarting prospects off the track. The TERF […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Includes Free Educational Seminars On October 4

Education takes center stage at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, on Friday, October 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park: sponsored by the Horse Media Group, three seminars will bring a variety of educational resources to participants. All seminars are free to attend, and will take place in the […]

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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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