thoroughbred retirement

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: What Happened To Him Could Happen To Any Horse

In literature or theater, the term “everyman” represents a seemingly ordinary individual whose path or plight is common, relatable and could be representative of anyone. The audience becomes introspective, as they can easily imagine themselves in the character’s situation. The story of Vinceremos is the everyman’s tale of Thoroughbred racing because it could all too […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Believe In You Needed Someone To Believe In Him

It was in 2009 at the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale that bloodstock agent Mike McMahon first laid eyes on a dark bay colt that would eventually be named Believe In You. McMahon had formed a partnership with well-regarded 2-year-old conditioner Eddie Woods, and under the banner of Saratoga Stables, the pair were shopping for a […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: All Aboard ‘The Party Barge’

When you come across a horse named “The Party Barge,” you know he’s going to have a good story to go along with that raucous name. True to form, “Rye,” as he’s known around the barn, does not disappoint. Rye is a middle-aged all-around show, trail and recreational riding horse who earned his name, according […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Well, That Didn’t Go As Planned

The past several years we’ve closed out the final installment of the Aftercare Spotlight by focusing on resolutions that equestrians and horsemen (and women!) can contemplate adopting as their own. It’s also one of the few times during the year (some years the only time) that I press pause on covering other horses, people and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: She Found A Home In Rehoming

Horse people tend to operate on a different level of “busy” than most people, but Amy Paulus takes the term to a whole new level. As one of the most successful rehoming agents for off-track Thoroughbreds in the country, Paulus balances regular visits to racetracks, training centers and farms throughout the country with managing her […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Gift Guide For Thoroughbred Lovers

With the holiday season ramping up, ‘tis the season for gift-giving! It can be tough to find the right gift for a horse person (especially if the one doing the shopping isn’t equine-inclined). If one (or several) of the people you’re shopping for ride, lease, take lessons on, or just plain love off-track Thoroughbreds, we’ve […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Lifetime Of Horse Stories

Lane Hutchins had to say goodbye to an old friend this week. At 25-years-old, age had caught up with the sweet gray mare named Sec Sea Lark, in the form of melanoma, an aggressive and deadly skin cancer. Hutchins had known the mare for nearly a quarter of a century and oh, did they have […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘So Much To Offer’ Well Beyond Racing

The best teachers are those whose lessons not only stick, they last a lifetime. They have wisdom to share and they convey it in a way that’s easy to receive, often simplifying what might otherwise be complicated or overwhelming. For former polo player and current CEO of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Eric […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Overcoming Fears With A ‘Diamond In The Rough’

Last month when Queen Satin (who shows under the name Satins Angel) donned a swanky new cooler, bouquet of flowers and a blue ribbon on her bridle after securing top honors in the $5,000 Open Jumper Stake at the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, it was virtually unimaginable that just several years prior she […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Shopping The Thoroughbred Makeover

This past weekend, while Lexingtonians and out-of-towners alike were reveling in horseracing culture at its best at Keeneland with opening weekend festivities, a different celebration was taking place just a few miles away at the Kentucky Horse Park. There, hundreds of former racehorses from all over the U. S. and Canada converged to take part […]

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