thoroughbred rescue

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: A Horse Out of Water

Some horses earn popularity for their exploits on the track, others for what they sell for in the auction ring. Based on some low-level, highly unscientific research via Google, it is safe to say that there is only one horse that has earned his fame swimming in the infield pond at Tampa Bay Downs. Meet […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Crown Dragon (a.k.a. “Simba”)

Crown Dragon had the bloodlines and physical conformation to be a productive member of the racing community. His older half brother was a Grade 3 winner of more than a quarter of a million dollars, and Crown Dragon himself sold as a yearling for $130,000. But he only raced twice at lower-level tracks in California […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Returns, Will Focus on Equine and Jockey Care

With the Breeders’ Cup celebrating its 30th running this year Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., the Paulick Report’s fifth annual Breeders’ Cup or Bust fundraiser to benefit Breeders’ Cup Charities will be focusing on the health and well-being of the equine and human athletes who make this annual championship event possible. […]

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ESPN documentary on rescued Thoroughbred wins Media Eclipse Award

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB) announced today that ESPN’s news-magazine show E:60 has won the 2012 Media Eclipse Award in the Television-Features programming category for “Notinrwildestdremz”, the story of a rescued and neglected Thoroughbred filly who makes a dramatic recovery to become a […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: The Tale of ‘Great Fortune’

There’s a story behind every horse that walks into the starting gate, but the story of a 2-year-old colt about to debut in Illinois is one of the more unlikely tales you’ll ever hear. It begins on June 6, 2009, when former trainer Gail Vacca and colleagues arrived at the Shipshewana livestock auction in northern […]

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ASPCA awards grants to 14 Thoroughbred retirement programs

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced that 14 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations from across the nation have joined the ASPCA Million Dollar Rescuing Racers Initiative. This major grants program, now in its third year, aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses, repurposing the horses for new careers. […]

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OTTB Showcase: Tall Glass (Show Name: “Admit Nothing”; Barn Name: “Kadin”)

THE DEETS: Name: Tall GlassBorn: May 15, 2001Height: 16 handsColor: BaySire:  Canyon CreekDam: Tensia, by MarquetrySale History: NoneRace Record: 8-0-0-0Race Earnings: $2,322 One could say that 11-year-old Tall Glass “competed” on the Ontario racing circuit, but I’m not sure many would have used the term “competitive” to describe him. Tall Glass’s career started in June […]

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OTTB Showcase: Desert Bloomer (a.k.a. “Bloomer”)

THE DEETS: Name: Desert Bloomer (a.k.a. “Bloomer”)Born: 1996Height: 16.1Color: GraySire:  Desert ClassicDam: Crystal BloomerSale History: Sold for $2,000 in 1997 at NCASEP Race Record: 52-8-6-3Race Earnings: $143,798 Some people have a penchant for gray horses, and Vicki Thomas is one of those people. A lifelong horse woman, Vicki has been riding for more than 45 […]

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OTTB Showcase: Inquiring Minos (a.k.a. ‘Fish’)

THE DEETS: INQUIRING MINOS (a.k.a. “Fish”)Name: Inquiring Minos (a.k.a “Fish”)Born: 1985Height: 16.2 handsColor:     BaySire: Fluorescent LightDam: Inquire, by Star EnvoySale History: NoneRace Record: 24-1-1-5Race Earnings: $8,215 Jennifer Montfort grew up as your stereotypical horse-crazy girl – all horses, all the time. “I always wanted to play horse, made my parents take me on pony […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: After the Finish Line

After working with Thoroughbred rescue and retirement groups for more than a decade, Dawn Mellen decided she wanted to do more.  Coming from a family that raced and was mindful of the needs of retired racehorses, she knew the issue was “like running water.  It never stops.” But if she started a new rescue group […]

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