For the seventh consecutive year, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is providing funding to CANTER Mid-Atlantic for the organization's ongoing program to rehabilitate and find homes for former racehorses.
Twenty U.S. commercial breeding entities have signed on to support the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance by donating a portion of their stud fees to support Thoroughbred aftercare in 2015.
French group I winner Creator, a resident of Old Friends retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky., was euthanized Feb. 28 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington due to complications from colic.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program Feb. 20 announced the winners and other placings from its 2014 performance awards program.
Fasig-Tipton, in conjunction with Gulfstream Park, will host a charity poker tournament to benefit New Vocations and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund in advance of the company's Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training.
For the second straight year, some of North America's leading trainers made contributions to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to support retired racehorses in 2014.
A group of Thoroughbred industry leaders will gather in Lexington Feb. 23 for a presentation about the launch of the Retired Racehorse Project's "Thoroughbred Makeover."
The Paddock Foundation, a non-profit organization launched by the Texas Thoroughbred Association to support and advance Thoroughbred aftercare, will hold an event at Sam Houston Race Park next month.
Equine Encore Performance at Charles Town reported assisting with the placement of 54 horses from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races during its first year of operation.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program has announced the approval of awards and classes for nearly 750 shows in 43 states and Canadian provinces during 2015.
Bob Neumeier, the longtime NBC Sports handicapper and Boston sportscaster, won the inaugural NTRA NHC Charity Challenge Jan. 24, less than three months after suffering serious stroke.
A challenge grant has brought in more than $350,000 for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program said Jan. 22 that it served over 450 retired racehorses and screened 1,111 potential recipients through their application process in 2014.
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Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the nonprofit that offers equine-assisted therapies and activities to Central Kentuckians, will receive $65,000 from an anonymous supporter.
The nonprofit Thoroughbred retirement center Old Friends will be presented the Special Eclipse Award at ceremonies Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 17 that James G. "Jimmy" Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected as president of the organization.
As part of the 2015 Eclipse Awards Week-long events, ThoroFan will honor an industry favorite at its third annual awards breakfast sponsored by Red Brand Fence Co. Jan. 16.
Laurel Park will recognize the popular locally based gelding Eighttofasttocatch upon his retirement with a ceremony after the fourth race Saturday, Dec. 13.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 11 that it will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014.
Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Robbie Timmons, whose vision and tireless efforts have helped place more than 20,000 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses into new homes as a result of the 1997 launch and subsequent nationwide expansion of CANTER USA, has received the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 2014 Lavin Cup.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will participate in the upcoming American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention and Trade Show in Salt Lake City, UT Dec. 6-10, the TAA announced Dec. 5.
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Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Graham and Anita Motion with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and CANTER with the TCA Industry Service Award at the Select Stallion Season Auction Jan. 10 in Lexington.
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Porfido, a three-time group 1 winner in his native Chile, has been retired to Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky. Porfido (Mash One--Piazza Venezia, by Roy) started 79 times in his career, winning 15 races, seven in Chile.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, an official Breeders' Cup charity, is pleased to announce two exciting fan experiences to promote Thoroughbred Aftercare at the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov 1.
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has elected TV racing analyst and former jockey Richard Migliore to its board of directors.
Bel's Starlet, a multiple stakes winner who finished third in the 1993 Gamely Handicap (gr. IT), died Oct. 23 at the age of 27 at Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky., where she had lived since 2007.
Owners at the Thoroughbred Ownership Conference were given a tutorial in proper horse care, common health and physical problems, and what some organizations are doing to improve the quality of life for horses and people.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project has created the KEEP Foundation, which is designed to provide grants for equine organizations throughout the state.
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Eight-time grade I winner and racing superstar Game on Dude is coming to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky., the farm announced Oct. 3.
A national event promoting second careers for Thoroughbreds, being held at Pimlico Oct. 3-5, will feature an interactive "American Idol"-type competition being streamed live on BloodHorse.com.
Mary Eddy, 16, and Kayla Urbasik, 14, were co-winners in the Thoroughbred Charities of America's second annual essay contest.
Multiple graded stakes winner Daytona is the latest addition to the roster of Thoroughbreds at the Old Friends retirement center in Georgetown, Ky.
Dignity will take a back seat to charity at Del Mar Sept. 3, when several trainers are slated to line up for a race on children bouncey balls to benefit retired racehorses.
Days End Farm Horse Rescue invites the public to its fall festival celebrating 25 years of rescuing horses and educating people Sept. 19-20 in Woodbine, Md.
Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, KY, has announced the release of the History of Old Friends: A Home for Retired Thoroughbreds, by sports journalist and photographer Rick Capone.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance noted Aug. 1 that it is receiving significant and growing support from the sales sector, with participation from buyers, consignors, and sale companies.
Thoroughbred Charities of America and the Retired Racehorse Project have scheduled a TCA Thoroughbred Marketplace for Oct. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland.
Moderate to severe superficial digital flexor (SDF) tendon lesions in Thoroughbred racehorses have typically carried a poor prognosis for a return to racing and a lengthy rehabilitation process for horses that do return. But a team of veterinarians recently took a closer look at a procedure that could help improve the outcome for Thoroughbreds with such i...
Blue Horse Charities announced July 10 the awarding of its grants for 2013 and a new association with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which begins this year.
The U.S. House July 8 passed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, which allows vets transport, administer and dispense controlled substances and medications outside of their registered offices and hospitals.
On the morning of July 8, the word "irreplaceable" kept bouncing around the head of Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as he thought about the previous night's death of Central Kentucky veterinarian Doug Byars, D.V.M.
Kara Colvin has been working on a full-length documentary about Thoroughbred aftercare issues and the careers of off-the-track Thoroughbreds since 2011.
Owners will be required to report the retirement of racing Thoroughbreds within 30 days under a new rule adopted by the Australian Racing Board.
In support of providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California, CARMA will be hosting its charity fundraiser. "Cards 4 CARMA", on July 19.
The deadline for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) non-competition awards, Thoroughbred of the Year and Young Rider, for 2014 is Monday, June 30.
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