thoroughbred retirement

Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Jumping In The Deep End With Lifeguards At The Ready

I didn’t know how much of a passion riding would become for me when I took my first lesson a little less than five years ago at the age of 30. All I thought of at the time was that it would be cool to learn ride horses after announcing them in races for more […]

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Old Friends Elects Owner-Breeder Susan Chu To Board Of Directors

Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY., elected owner-breeder Susan Chu to its Board of Directors at a meeting held March 9, 2019.  A native of Taiwan, Susan Chu fulfilled a lifelong dream when she launched the Tanma Corp. in 2012, which has partnered with such world-class equestrians as Olympic bronze […]

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Pollard’s Vision, Sire Of Champion Blind Luck, Lands At Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY., has welcomed new retiree Pollard’s Vision. The multiple graded stakes winner and one-time Kentucky Derby hopeful, who is now 19, arrived from Mighty Acres in Pryor, OK, where he has stood since 2015. Blind in his right eye since birth, Pollard’s Vision was named after Seabiscuit […]

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Agenda Released For International Forum For The Aftercare Of Racehorses

The agenda has been set for the fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), which will be held in conjunction with the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa. The ARC is scheduled for February 18 – 23, 2020, and the IFAR portion of the program will be held on Thursday, […]

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Breeders’ Cup’s Peggy Gdovka Joins Old Friends Board Of Directors

Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY., elected Peggy Gdovka to its Board of Directors at a meeting held December 4, 2019.  Gdovka, currently the Sr. Director of Corporate Partnerships & Licensing/Merchandising for Breeders’ Cup Ltd., will begin her term immediately.  Growing up in Woodford County, Gdovka cultivated a strong love of […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The PHBA: Trends From A Decade?

With the calendar having flipped to 2020, the Paulick Report looks back on the last ten years in the horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss five developments of the past decade that have had a profound influence on the sport of racing. Share your thoughts […]

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Two-Time Breeders’ Cup Winner Stormy Liberal Retired To Old Friends

Following a disagreement between his owner and former trainer, champion Stormy Liberal has been retired to Old Friends Farm in Kentucky, the Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday. Owner David Bernsen delivered the news following medical tests in Florida that revealed problems with the 7-year-old gelding’s ankles. Bernsen was looking into whether Stormy Liberal could continue […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Thankful For ‘Miracles That Defy Science And Logic’

The holiday season is officially upon us, but Sarah MacHarg needs no extra reminders to be thankful this year. She has spent the past six months watching her Thoroughbred gelding Great Minds defy the greatest of odds, overcoming an intra-articular joint infection so severe that most veterinarians suggested he wouldn’t be able to survive. “He […]

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‘We Retired Him Sound’: Former Maryland Turf Champion Phlash Phelps On To Eventing Career

Phlash Phelps, a four-time turf stakes winner and the 2015 champion Maryland-bred grass horse for Ellen Charles’ Hillwood Stable and Laurel Park-based trainer Rodney Jenkins, has been retired. The gelded 8-year-old son of Great Notion bred by Carol Kaye was winless in three 2019 starts, most recently finishing fifth by 2 ¼ lengths in the […]

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