thoroughbred retirement

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Well-Rounded With ‘Wonderful Rhythm’

Equestrian and racehorse breeder/owner Nikki Fry is as well-rounded of a Kentucky horsewoman as they come. She and her husband own and operate Lexington-based Template Farm, located along picturesque Paris Pike. There, they breed and raise their own Thoroughbreds, and before they make their way to the racetrack, Fry gives them their first lessons under […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Hands-On Equine Therapy

Physical therapy is a part of any professional athlete’s routine. It is quite common for those whose lives are dedicated to sports to get massages, acupuncture, chiropractic and a wide array of other forms of preventative and rehabilitative bodywork in order to maintain optimum performance. The same holds true for equine athletes. In this day […]

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Minnesota Racing Commission Urging Charities To Apply For Funds For Racehorse Adoption

The Minnesota Racing Commission is seeking 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations that have been in operation at least one year to be considered for funding. These new funds were generated by legislation passed in 2015 to direct fines collected via rulings issued at Canterbury Park and Running Aces to be directed to […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America Announces Distribution Of $462,139 In Non-Profit Grants

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced Tuesday that grants totaling $462,139 have been awarded to 71 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA’s mission. Additionally, nearly $24,000 was expended from the Horses First Fund within the organization’s last fiscal year to aid in the rescue of the 43 horses abandoned in Mercer County, Kentucky, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: New Beginnings

Great things can happen when people work together. That is the story behind New Beginnings Thoroughbreds, a racehorse aftercare organization based in Howell, N.J., that retrains and adopts out Thoroughbreds from area racetracks and farms. It is also the story behind the Above and Beyond 4-H Drill Team, who is set to perform at the […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Saddle Seeks Horse’

When you’ve got yourself a good horse, you want the world to know. Susan Friendland-Smith sure does, and through her award-winning blog, “Saddle Seeks Horse,” she shares him with the world. Friedland-Smith is the proud owner of Tiz a Knight, or “Knight,” a son of dual Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow. Tiz a Knight was […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Lasting First-Timers’ Bond

If you’re interested in horses long enough, you will eventually have a select group of horses from your past that, for whatever reason, hold a special meaning. It could be the first horse you ever rode, owned or bred. Maybe it’s a horse that taught you an important lesson. It could even be a horse […]

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Lead Pony 101 Presented By Nupafeed: Practicing At Churchill Downs

For the past two weeks, the Paulick Report has been following the journey of a bay Thoroughbred gelding named “Trajan” as he transitions from a racing career to that of a lead pony. In the first week Trey learned some of the basic cues he would need for his new job, and in the second […]

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Lead Pony 101 Presented By Nupafeed: Learning To Lead

Last week the Paulick Report introduced a bay Thoroughbred gelding named “Trajan,” observing the process as the 4-year-old began his transition from a racing career to that of a lead pony. Trey immediately proved his disposition and sensibility make him an ideal candidate for the job, and the kind-eyed youngster picked up on his early […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Where Restrictions Create Opportunities

For nearly as long as Thoroughbreds have raced against one another in organized pari-mutuel events, there have been breed and age restrictions to qualify for certain races. The same is true for the horse show world. Classes can be (and often are) restricted by age, level of training of the horse, rider and breed. In […]

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