Bull Inthe Heather, winner of the 1993 Florida Derby (gr. I), was euthanized April 5 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Kentucky.
An updated set of racetrack safety and integrity standards has been circulated to members of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, and that it is now available for public comment.
Old Friends and New Vocations have entered into an agreement to jointly benefit Thoroughbreds in their post-racing and post-breeding careers.
Injecting medication directly into a horse's joint might make some owners wary of complications. But British researchers have recently shown that, when careful aseptic techniques are used, the risks are actually very low.
Humans, other primates, and even dogs share a common feature: We express ourselves, including our physical pain, through our faces. Horses, maybe not so much. At least not in a way researchers have quantified until recently.
Keeping aging equids comfortable and sound is a top priority (and, often, a challenge) among senior horse owners. To help their older horses along, many owners reach for one or more of the available supplements designed to alleviate joint issues. But just how effective are these products?
Grade I-winning millionaire Kicken Kris has been turned into a fox hunter and event horse under the tutelage of Jane Sleeper in Pennsylvania. read blog
CANTER, an online service that helps transition racehorses into second careers, announced March 21 that its newly established Texas operation successfully moved six ex-runners in the first week.
The Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration, which benefits the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), will return to Chef Bobby Flay's Bar Americain Thursday, June 5.
For the fifth consecutive year, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is providing funding to CANTER Mid-Atlantic for the organization's ongoing program and mission to rehabilitate and find homes for former racehorses.
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has announced its 2014 ambassadors selected to represent the organization and help promote retired racehorses in second careers.
Simulcast and online wagering provider AmWest Entertainment has announced it will offer players an option to donate to Thoroughbred Charities of America directly from their AmWager player accounts.
Ron Mitchell talks with Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing about Starlight's Kentucky Derby contender Intense Holiday. Jack also discusses Harlan's Holiday and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Thoroughbreds are born to run. But to satisfy this need for speed, the horse must have a strong foundation on which to gallop—we're talking about his hooves.
The 2014 application for organizations seeking accreditation from the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Foundation is now available online, with a deadline of May 15, 2014.
Jerry Bilinski, D.V.M., and William Moyer, D.V.M., have been elected to the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
A Feb. 9 barn fire at Equine Integrated Medicine veterinary clinic near Georgetown, Ky., has killed eight horses, seven of which were Thoroughbreds.
Robert A. Lombardini, president of the Michigan chapter and national Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER), died Jan. 28 in East Lansing, Mich.
Guest blogger Paula Carleton Evans shares the story of Faithful, an ex-racer who jumped a wall higher than eight feet in 1949. Wednesday marked the 65th anniversary of Faithful's legendary jump. read blog
An investigation by the University of Minnesota into reasons, costs, and solutions for the increase into unwanted horses in the upper Midwest and Texas will be discussed at a summit March 8 at Leatherdale Equine Center.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program has announced the winners and other placings from its 2013 performance awards pilot program.
See the bottom of this story for information on how you can support Double L and also be entered in a fun contest. read blog
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced the launch of its newly formed Ambassador Program to assist the organization in promoting retired raceshorses in second careers.
What great things might come from the combination of eventing legend Phillip Dutton and track hero Icabad Crane? read blog
Prime Cut, whose prominent half siblings are graded stakes winners Vyjack and Tepin. Prime Cut was bought by Carrie Brogden of Machmer Hall for a mere $1,000 at last year's Keeneland November mixed sale. read blog
Brent Sumja won five tournaments in a four-month span from May to September to help clinch the title of 2013 Daily Racing Form NHC Tour Champion and the $75,000 first-place prize that goes with it.
Euronfire's story warms up the Keeneland January sale.
Retired Racehorse Training Project has contracted with Heather Benson of Back Forty Media and Marketing to increase demand in the equestrian sport and recreation markets for Thoroughbred ex-racehorses.
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced its new partnership with the student riding program Gallop On.
Thoroughbred racing and sports enthusiasts will have an opportunity to bid on several outstanding items during a live auction on Friday, Jan. 17 in the walking ring at Gulfstream Park.
A study on former racehorses transitioned to second careers indicates a large percentage of them are acquired from their owners, not auctions.
Champion grass horse Sunshine Forever died Jan. 7 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm near Georgetown, Ky. A necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of the 29-year-old stallion's death.
The Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series Awards Banquet will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11 at Laurel Park.
Patton, a stakes-winning son of Lord at War and a retiree at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement farm near Georgetown, Ky., was euthanized at Hagyard's Equine Medical Institute Jan. 5.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will be presented with the Special Eclipse Award during the 43rd annual Eclipse Awards ceremony Jan. 18 at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Grade I winner Cost of Freedom, claimed for $8,000 at Betfair Hollywood Park Dec. 21, appears headed for retirement as he nears the ripe old age of 11.
After 15 years of fighting to pay the bills, Priscilla Clark, president of Tranquility Farm, is in the process of downsizing her model horse retirement operation and relocating to Northern California.
More than 20 accredited racehorse retirement facilities will share in $1 million in grants, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 11 in Tucson, Ariz.
Comma to the Top, whose victory in the 2010 CashCall Futurity (gr. I) topped a highlight-filled career, has been retired but will remain with trainer Peter Miller as a stable pony.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has announced that 23 accredited facilities are now eligible to receive financial grants from the organization for the ongoing care of retired Thoroughbreds.
The Maryland-based Days End Farm Horse Rescue's emergency rescue team deployed to Spokane, Wash., at the request of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Nov. 18 to help 63 malnourished horses.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Nov. 8 that it has hired James Hastie as the its executive director, effective Nov. 18, 2013.
Some of horse racing's biggest stars are stepping up to the plate to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program by pledging a percentage of their purse earnings from the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is teaming with California Retirement Management Account at the Breeders' Cup World Championships to promote awareness of Thoroughbred aftercare.
There are many ways to raise awareness and money for Thoroughbred aftercare, and at the recent Barretts October yearling sale one idea proved very successful.
The inaugural two-day Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium drew 800 participants to Pimlico Race Course Oct. 5-6.
Glenye Cain Oakford takes us through the Retired Racehorse Training Project event and asks various participants why they choose Thoroughbreds and former racehorses. watch video
A horse competition in Staunton, Ill., Oct. 20 will be held to benefit Thoroughbreds Helping Thoroughbreds, an organization that aims to promote the retired Thoroughbred as a capable horse breed for competition off the track.
The inaugural Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, dedicated to developing second careers for retired Thoroughbred racehorses, will be held in Baltimore. Twenty-six trainers from the U.S. and Canada will participate.
A guest blog from Emily Walden on her OTTB Bluegrass Knight. read blog
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