thoroughbred retirement

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: You’re Using That Thoroughbred For What?!

Thoroughbreds can excel at anything, I truly believe that. So often after racing they’re asked to perform over jumps on the cross-country course, in the dressage ring or on the polo field. They enjoy having a job and a routine, and time and time again they prove to be incredibly adaptable to new challenges and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: For The Love Of Smarty Jones And Shackleford

It was 2011 when Susan Harmon joined the Facebook community. What drove her to do so wasn’t to reconnect with childhood friends or keep a public journal of her day-to-day happenings, but rather to follow the on-track exploits of the sport’s top horses and keep up with the progeny of sires.  It wasn’t long before […]

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Application Period Underway For Thoroughbred Incentive Program

The application period for horse shows to apply for Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) awards in 2019 is now open. T.I.P. offers high point awards and classes for Thoroughbreds in multiple disciplines, including dressage, eventing, hunter, jumper, pleasure, and Western. The T.I.P. application period for 2019 shows is open through September 30, 2018. Shows should apply even […]

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Retired Racehorse Project Opens Nomination For Thoroughbred Rehoming Award

The Retired Racehorse Project announced today that nominations are open for the 2018 Ira Schulman Thoroughbred Rehoming Award, which will be presented at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, held Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. This award celebrates the legacy of Ira Schulman, the renowned horseman who placed thousands of off-track Thoroughbreds in […]

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Ring Weekend Retired, Training For Second Career With Olympian Phillip Dutton

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Grade 1-winning Ring Weekend has been retired sound following a seventh-place finish in the Grade 2 King Edward Stakes on June 30 at Woodbine and is retraining for a second career with Olympian Phillip Dutton. The 7-year-old Tapit gelding won six graded stakes while under the care of Graham Motion for his […]

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Old Friends: Former New York Horse Of The Year Say Florida Sandy Dies At 24

Say Florida Sandy, a multiple graded stakes winner and one of the greatest New York-breds of all time, has died.  The 24-year-old stallion, who was retired with Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, passed from an apparent heart attack on July 11, but a full necropsy is pending. Michael Blowen, founder and […]

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Delaware Park, Horsemen To Give $20,000 For Retired Racehorse Efforts

In an ongoing commitment to find second careers for retired racehorses, Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) will be presenting a check for $20,000 to the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) and CANTER Delaware as part of the Delaware Handicap Day festivities this Saturday at Delaware Park.  The occasion will be commemorated in the winner’s […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: An ‘All-Around Horse’ With A Side Hustle

Recently studies have shown that today’s professionals – especially those in their 20s, 30s and 40s – often have more than one source of income. Commonly referred to as having a “side hustle,” these budding entrepreneurs do everything from waiting tables and tending bar to designing websites, starting small retail business, baking…even writing a weekly […]

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Old Friends To Offer Limited Time ‘Horseman’s Tour’ Starting Saturday

Beginning Saturday July 14, Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY, will offer, for a limited time, a special “Horseman’s Tour” hosted by Kentucky Derby-winning trainer David Cross and retired jockey Joe Steiner. This VIP tour to meet the farm’s many champion Thoroughbreds is a guided walking tour of approximately 60-90-minutes, and will […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Giving Young Thoroughbreds Value For The Long Term

Have you ever looked at a Thoroughbred – on or off the track – and wondered to yourself, “What have you seen? What do you know?” If the horse in question passed through the hands of Trudy Veinot, it’s safe to say he or she has seen and learned a whole lot. Based on a […]

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