thoroughbred retirement

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Brass Hat Helps BreyerFest Celebrate 29th Year

For many horse lovers, Breyer model horses evoke a certain sense of nostalgia. So often for horse-crazy kids, a stable of Breyer horses laid the foundation for dreams of one day owning a horse – or stable – of their own. Each year at the Kentucky Horse Park the Breyer model horse company puts on […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Spreading The Word About The ‘Good Guys’

This past weekend, Justify carried the hopes and dreams of millions around the Belmont oval and across the finish line to become racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. In the minutes and hours after the race, social media lit up with everything from well-wishes and jubilation to conspiracy theories, comparisons and criticisms. As so often happens […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Collaboration As A Powerful Force For Good

There is something to be said for the idea of strength in numbers, as the more people you have working toward a common goal, the more ideas you generate, networks you access and work you accomplish. When you want to tackle an issue or fix a problem two heads – or 20 or 50 – […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘You’ve Got To Be In It For The Horses’

Sometimes it’s a little bit of foresight that makes all the difference in hindsight. That was thinking behind Jill and Shane Rose‘s decision to put the note on the papers of the colt they bred and sold at last year‘s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale. Affixed to the horse’s Jockey Club registration papers, the note […]

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Emerald Downs Hosts Old Friends Event On Memorial Day

On Monday, May 28, Memorial Day, Emerald Downs Race Track and Casino in Auburn, WA, will celebrate Thoroughbred Aftercare with a special event for Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY. Monday’s spotlight race will be the $50,000 Hastings Stakes, a six furlong contest for older fillies and mares. This will be the […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Other Sport Of Kings

This past weekend the world watched as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said their vows and presented themselves for the first time on the steps of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. With the monarchy’s affinity for horses and equestrian sports, it’s quite likely that in the not-so-distant […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Aheadofthebest Lives ‘Up To Her Name’

Dr. Elizabeth Callahan wasn’t in the market for a new horse. A partner in the Maryland-based mixed animal practice Veterinary Medical Center, Callahan’s days are full. In addition to specializing in reproduction, equine nutrition and acupuncture, she breeds Warmbloods and competes at the FEI level in dressage and eventing. Sometimes, though, you don’t know what […]

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Racehorse Retirees Tour Of The Cat, Catlaunch Pass Away At Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY., announced the passing of two of its most beloved retirees this morning. Multiple graded stakes winner Tour of the Cat, 20, died suddenly at the Old Friends satellite facility at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky. The cause of death was diaphragmatic hernia with entrapped intestine. […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Somehow It Just Worked For Us’

If you’re an equestrian, you’ve probably perused The Chronicle of the Horse either online or in print more than a time or two. As one of the leading news sources for all things sport horse, it offers everything from upper-level hunter/jumper, dressage and eventing news and horse/rider features to their popular web forums and blogs […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Seattle Slew Son Finally Leads Hero’s Life

There’s no time like Kentucky Derby week to reminisce about the champions of years past. One of the horses most often referenced in discussions of “bests” and “greatest” is 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, who went into the Kentucky Derby having never tasted the bitterness of defeat and exited the Belmont with a story […]

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