Geno's Bambino is being fine-tuned by his owner Kate Anderson for the upcoming Arapahoe Park meet. Anderson and the Golden Creek Equine staff have been training "Geno" in classical dressage and experimenting with trail work.
Brian Zipse of Simpsonville, Ky., was recently appointed the new president of The Exceller Fund (TEF). Zipse replaces top Thoroughbred conditioner, Gary Contessa, in this role.
International advocates for equine aftercare emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment in addition to sharing insights on retirement programs for horses whose racing or breeding careers have ended during the IFAR.
The Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) renews commitment to sponsor the Sir Barton Stakes on the undercard of Preakness 142 May 20. They will also donate money to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
An hour after Always Dreaming crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), the colt's trainer made an announcement about his Derby prize, a new Ram truck.
Multiple stakes-placed Judge's Case died May 15 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm based in Georgetown, Ky. The 20-year-old gelding was euthanized due to chronic orthopedic disease.
The R.A.C.E. Fund, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization established in 2004 and TAA accredited, launches its 2017 fund drive with an online auction on eBay starting May 26th to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue.
Former Derby runners Steppenwolfer and Sam P. have varied second careers.
The Racetrack Rehoming Agent Initiative is fairly simple: rehoming agents, likely employed through the local horsemen's groups, will act as liaisons between the horsemen and the potential buyer or aftercare organization.
Dreams of conquering a four-star course or cruising around a show ring aboard a stylish, square-kneed hunter, ending the day with a plethora of blue ribbons, are familiar for many equestrians.
Multiple grade 1 winner Private Zone has been retired to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky, Old Friends founder Michael Blowen said April 25.
A week before the Kentucky Derby takes place about 75 miles to the west, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event kicks off a busy few weeks for equestrians in the Bluegrass from April 27-30.
Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program’s two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com.
Ten Strike Racing campaigns graded stakes placed Allied Air Raid and already counts more than 80 wins since officially combining operations under the Ten Strike umbrella in early 2016. The group strives to find good homes for their retired runners.
The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses hopes to highlight the promotion of Thoroughbreds in second careers, helping racing owners bridge the gap to their horses' retirement, and connect aftercare efforts and horseplayers.
West Point Thoroughbreds' multiple graded stakes winner Awesome Gem arrived at his new home April 7 at Old Friends Equine in Georgetown, Ky.
As the dynamics of aftercare and sport horse purchasing changed in the age of the internet—the path to second careers has evolved. One racetracker, Jen Ruberto, has made a name for herself as a go-to connector between racing and riding.
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Erin Shea interviews Carrie Brodgen about her rehoming efforts and her thoughts on the state of aftercare.
Starting March 18 through the "Meet The Neighbors" tour, the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) will be opening its doors for visitors to see what the life of a Thoroughbred can be like once they leave the track.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds for other disciplines, recognizes those that have accumulated the most points in the show ring.
The KyEHC rescued Annora from the high-profile situation that involved about 40 horses left on a farm near Harrodsburg, Ky. leased by Charles Borell and his daughter, trainer Maria Borell. Annora's listed breeder is Maria Borell.
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's board of directors has approved a 2017 budget of $1,483,542 to fund 11 new equine research projects, eight renewing two-year studies, and two career development awards.
A unique horse fair showcasing Thoroughbreds that are finished with their racing career and ready to start a new career will be held at Sam Houston Race Park March 4.
A group of off-track Thoroughbreds in Sydney, Australia has found a second career not too far from their first one. The Australian Turf Club's Mounted Security Division uses former racehorses as their mounts of choice.
If you're looking to make a donation to a horse charity. Look at organizations who are accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and are grant recipients from Thoroughbred Charities of America.
Charismatic died Feb. 19 of a hemorrhage caused by a broken pelvis, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm founder Michael Blowen and Park Equine Hospital's Dr. Bryan Waldridge and Dr. Rhodes Bell confirmed Feb. 20.
As the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover is shaping up to be the largest in its relatively short history, Erin Shea talked to RRP's president, Steuart Pittman, about the effect the event has had on the off-track Thoroughbred market.
Multiple graded stakes winner and sire Albert the Great has been retired from stud duties and is settling into Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance was one of three official charity partners for the Pegasus World Cup events.
The Retired Racehorse Project announced Feb. 7 that 578 trainers have been accepted to compete for their share of $100,000 in prize money at the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct 5-8.
Those inside the aftercare industry say there is still a lot of work to be done.
Arthur Kelley, who founded the non-profit R.A.C.E. Fund Inc. to help off-track Thoroughbreds, died Jan. 25. He was 98.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced that it will offer awards and classes at more than 1,000 shows in 42 states and six Canadian provinces in 2017.
The HBPA is the world's largest organization representing Thoroughbred owners and trainers, with close to 30,000 members across the United States and Canada.
On Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, the remains of two-time Ohio Horse of the Year Glacial Princess will be transferred from the former Beulah Park in Grove City, Ohio to Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky.
The Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted Jan. 13 to withdraw from consideration for hosting the ninth International Federation for Equestrian Sports World Equestrian Games, to be held in 2022.
The Organization of Racing Investigators (ORI) will be holding its annual training conference at Tampa Bay Downs, Feb. 26-March 1.
Trainer Leandra Cooper will oversee operations at October Hill Farm near Fort Edward.
When Carleigh Fedorka joined the Chesapeake Farm staff in front of a TV to watch a promising homebred earn his first career victory by 13 3/4 lengths in March 2009, she had no idea how deeply she'd eventually be connected to the big gray gelding.
Charles Chu of Baoma Corporation, owner of TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Drefong, has donated $20,000 to Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farms.
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that Jill Byrne, director of programming and broadcasting at Churchill Downs will host the 27th Annual Stallion Season Auction & Celebration to be held Saturday, January 7.
In the first week of entries for the Thoroughbred Makeover applications from 231 trainers representing 256 horses were received, according to the Retired Racehorse Project.
Old Friends at Kentucky Downs has two new Thoroughbred residents who promise to be fan favorites: multiple stakes-winner Good Lord, winner of the 2012 Kentucky Downs Turf Dash, and Monmouth Park's 2014 grade III Iselin winner Balance of Power.
As 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic adjusts to his new life at Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky., the farm's founder Michael Blowen is already planning the next group of arrivals from Japan.
The horse industry was warned that animal rights groups will continue to seek to abolish racing through propaganda and legal fights in the coming years, according to panelists at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming Dec. 7.
Retired Racehorse Project announced Dec. 7 the opening of trainer applications for the 2017 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover.
On a cold day in early December D. Wayne Lukas made the 1 1/2-hour trip from Louisville, Ky. to Georgetown to catch up with the son of Summer Squall that he'd saddled to a surprise victory in the 1999 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Nov. 29 the start of its annual holiday giving campaign. Supporters can send a heartwarming holiday e-card to family and friends with a donation to the TAA.
Churchill Downs Racetrack and its horsemen presented checks totaling $55,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance ("TAA") between races on Friday at Churchill Downs.
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