thoroughbred retirement

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Passport’ To A Second Career

There’s no doubt about it, Brookline was bred for greatness. Out of the iconic broodmare Cara Rafaela, a Grade 1 winner herself who produced the likes of superstar sire Bernardini, Brookline had some big shoes to fill. It was at Margaux Farm, a Thoroughbred training center located in Midway, Ky., that farm trainer Dermot Littlefield […]

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New Vocations Launches Annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge, Looking To Connections For Support

New Vocations announced today the launching of their annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge.   The program is seeking owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their Championship earnings to support their mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. This will be the ninth year for the fundraiser which has raised over $480,000 […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbred Makeover Bridges Gap Between On-Track And Off

It was hard to be at the Kentucky Horse Park this past week and not be inspired by all that surrounded you. There, hundreds of Thoroughbreds, all with eight months or less of retraining since their last race or published work, showed off their new skills, doing everything from jumping and running with hounds through […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance To Highlight Retired Racehorse Issues At Equestricon

From the time of its creation, Equestricon has committed itself to the cause of aftercare and advancing initiatives that support the well-being of retired racehorses. To that end, and for the second year in a row, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has been named the Official Charity Partner of Equestricon. Horse racing’s only convention and fan festival, Equestricon […]

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MyRacehorse Pledges $1 Of Every Microshare Sale To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

MyRacehorse, an investment platform that allows individuals to purchase micro shares of Thoroughbred racehorses, will pledge $1 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for each micro share sold in its marketplace. MyRacehorse is the first of its kind experiential investment platform allowing fans the opportunity to purchase an equity stake in a racehorse for as little […]

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Cozmic One Amongst Finalists In 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover; Finale Set For Saturday

That’s a wrap for the initial rounds at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America! Here are today’s final results; the top five in each division will continue on to tomorrow’s Makeover Finale, which starts at 8 a.m. and will be livestreamed on the USEF Network. Competitive Trail 1. B’s Honey, a 2011 mare […]

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Finger Lakes Horsemen, Track Pledge Per-Start Contribution To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack announced a $1 per start pledge to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The Finger Lakes meet runs until Nov. 28. “The TAA is grateful for the contributions from the Finger Lakes HBPA and Finger Lakes Racetrack,” TAA president John Phillips said. “These funds […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Wet Weather Woes

How’s the weather where you are? If you answered “wet,” you’re in the same boat as much of the rest of the country…and that boat may come in handy with all of this rain! Rain can wreak havoc in a number of ways; it can also do a number on your horse, and if that […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘The Toughest Off-Track Horse’ Finds Her Way

Just like humans, every horse is different. They react differently to situations, they learn things in different ways and they express themselves in a nuanced and unique fashion. As we’ve covered in this column time and time again, Thoroughbreds can often make a successful and relatively easy transition from racing to riding or showing. They […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Perseverance Of A ‘Gentleman Pirate’

Every horse person has their “heart horse.” It’s that horse for which there is no equal, at least in your eyes. To you, that horse is your absolute one, your favorite beyond all others. It’s a horse that, for whatever reason, you connected with on a deeper level than you even knew was possible.  If […]

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