thoroughbred retirement

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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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Llama’ In Waiting

It was on August 2, 2012 that Alysse Jacobs first heard his name. She was working in Horsemen’s Relations for the New York Racing Association (NYRA) when a name on the entry list caught her eye. Making his first start was a Todd Pletcher trainee by the name of Notacatbutallama. “The name was so ridiculous […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Barrel Of Surprises

To look at Pat’s Paradise without his tack, you’d be hard-pressed to guess where his specialty lies. Standing every bit of 17.1 hands tall, Pat’s Paradise is a long, leggy dark bay gelding that looks as though he’d be right at home galloping over long distances on the cross-country course or springing over fences. What […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Many Questions Of Mike Repole

Despite his humble roots, Mike Repole’s goals have always been lofty, and to his credit, he’s achieved many of them. The kid from Queens who was the first person in his family to attend college turned a small beverage company into a giant worth $4 billion. He dreamed of owning racehorses as a teenager, and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbreds Dazzle In New Vocations Show

This weekend New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) welcomed more than 250 Thoroughbreds to the Kentucky Horse Park, allowing their riders to compete in one of the most coveted venues in equestrian sports – the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park. With horses coming from even out […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: An Elite ‘Equine Dance Partner’

Every Thoroughbred is bred to be an athlete. While most breeders goal is for their speed to carry them to great heights as a racehorse, the care and planning that goes into each mating can often translate into different types of athleticism as well. For former East Coast racer Real Gentleman, it was the balance, […]

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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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