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Weir Replaces Pikulski As Director of Giving At TRF

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has named Kimberly Weir as its Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, effective May 1. Weir replaces Diana Pikulski, who retired earlier this year after more than three decades with the TRF. “We are very happy to have Kim on board with the TRF,” said John Roche, Chief Executive Officer […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Healing Arenas

Most of us have heard the term “killing two birds with one stone.” The premise, to accomplish two goals with a single act, is one to which Julie Baker has dedicated her life. As president of Healing Arenas in Modesto, Calif., Baker helps Thoroughbreds make the transition from racing to their second careers, and in […]

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35-Year Veteran Pikulski Stepping Down At Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Diana Pikulski will leave her position as National Director of Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Endowment Development at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at the end of February, the TRF announced today. Pikulski has served in various management roles since the organization’s founding 35 years ago. “The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and its mission have been, and […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum, TRF Resident Phantom On Tour Euthanized At 24

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Phantom on Tour, who starred as a living exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum for eight years, was euthanized Jan. 29 at the age of 24. He suffered from complications caused by equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), a neurological disease he was first diagnosed with in 2006. “Phantom was always liked by every […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Welcomes New Directors

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Paul H. Saylor, Maggie Wolfendale-Morley, Robert Masiello and Erin Birkenhauer. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Foundation’s mission to save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Paul H. Saylor, Maggie Wolfendale-Morley, Robert Masiello and Erin Birkenhauer. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Foundation’s mission to save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse […]

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Penny Chenery, La Gran Dama Del Hipismo Norteamericano, Fallece En Colorado A Los 95 Años

Helen “Penny” Chenery, propietaria del Triplecoronado de 1973 Secretariat, y quien de por sí se convirtió en una de las figuras más queridas dentro de la industria por su lucha a favor del purasangre y del rol de las mujeres en los negocios y los deportes, falleció a los 95 años el domingo 16 de […]

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Secretariat Owner Penny Chenery Dies After Complications From Stroke

Helen “Penny” Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, who became a well-loved figure in her own right as a champion of Thoroughbreds and women in business and sports, died on Saturday, Sept.16, in her Colorado home following complications from a stroke. She was 95. Penny’s children announced her death through Leonard Lusky, her […]

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Mackay Elected President And Chairman Of TRF, Roche Named CEO

Patrick H. Mackay has been elected President and Chairman of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation by the organization’s Board of Directors at their annual meeting August 8, 2017 in Saratoga Springs. Mackay succeeds Lenny Hale, who served as TRF’s Chairman, CEO and President since 2016 and stepped down due to health reasons. Hale will continue to […]

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The Elephant In The Room: Racing Can Do More To Take Care Of Its Own

As the Thoroughbred industry makes another push toward federal legislation standardizing drug testing in racing, one of the central questions will be what reformed testing will cost. Expense is, after all, part of the reason disparities lurk between various state commission drug testing contracts now. In the course of covering stories related to drug testing, […]

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