The goal of The Right Horse initiative is to increase the number of successful horse re-homings, and one of their main focuses is working to improve public perception of horse adoption.
Two major questions arise when horses first retire from racing: where will they go, and who will fund the next chapter of their lives?
Those who know the truth about riding OTTBs are trying to change that perception of the breed and show off what their horses can do in their sport.
The Pennsylvania chapter of the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) awarded scholarships to three off-track Thoroughbred owners in the Mid-Atlantic region to further promote their riding and training education.
An initiative launched by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation gives donors an opportunity to help provide for the care of a former racehorse while getting the feel of horse ownership without the added responsibilities.
The Little Red Feather partnership has been at the forefront of innovation for Thoroughbred ownership groups. From launching in 2002, the group has more than 300 partners, has successfully crowdsourced a winner through their LRF Thoroughbred Fund.
Just as most of us horse-crazy people have done, Jeff Tow-Arnett found himself enamored with an off-track Thoroughbred named "Noah" after seeing an online listing.
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.
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.
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.
Erin Shea interviews Carrie Brodgen about her rehoming efforts and her thoughts on the state of aftercare.
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.
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.
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.
Those inside the aftercare industry say there is still a lot of work to be done.
Dr. Patricia Hogan will be honored with the first-ever New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association "EquiStar Award" for her dedication and outstanding work on behalf of New York's retired racehorses.
The challenges of tracking retired racehorses were evident in the results of research discussed Aug. 30 during a New York State Gaming Commission aftercare summit in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The racing industry in Great Britain Aug. 23 will participate in a national program designed to raise awareness of racehorse aftercare.
A panel of attorneys discussed protection of racehorses during a panel Aug. 9 at the Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Groundwork continues to be laid for an international conference on racehorse aftercare that has been scheduled for October 2017, according to Godolphin, which in late July held three days of meetings as part of the planning process.
A large crowd at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame July 20 peppered panelists with questions on a wide variety of Thoroughbred racing issues.
The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show to benefit the Foxie G Foundation and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue will take place July 17 in the infield at Pimlico Race Course.
Ellis Park is teaming with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance July 17 to promote the industry-wide venture that provides funding for rehabilitation and retraining of retired racehorses .
As additional supplies arrived, some of the 43 horses abandoned on a Kentucky farm were relocated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facility near Lexington.
As authorities worked to see who is responsible for a case of neglected horses in Central Kentucky, individuals within the horse industry are marshaling forces to help ensure the care of the animals and make attempts to have the horses relocated.
More than $100,000 was raised for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which had a major presence May 20-21 on Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) days.
On April 2 Aqueduct will run the Peeping Tom Stakes, which remembers the former claimer turned grade I winner whose caretaker, Alcina Rawles, remembers the gelding as a pleasure horse after his retirement from racing.
West Point Thoroughbreds, St. Elias Stable, and Get Grounded Stable announced March 29 that multiple stakes winner Ground Transport has been retired from racing.
New York-based trainer Rick Schosberg said he feels an obligation to the people and horses that made his success possible, so he invests time in racehorse aftercare via the New York THA's Take the Lead program.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will make a $10,000 donation to CANTER Mid-Atlantic for the eighth consecutive year as part of its Charles Town Classic (gr. II) program April 23.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program has announced the winners and those who placed during its 2015 Performance Awards program.
The Retired Racehorse Project released a list of 480 trainers from 45 states, three Canadian provinces, and England who will acquire and train a recently retired racehorse for the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium.
Medication, legislation, aftercare, and the importance of media awareness are among the topics to be discussed during the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association winter convention Feb. 3-7 in Florida.
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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance said it received funding from 20 farms in 2015 through stud fees from 119 Thoroughbred stallions. The stallions' connections pledged to donate 25% or more of the advertised stud fee.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 14 that $2.48 million in grants will be awarded to its 56 accredited aftercare organizations.
Organizers of the TCA Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, held at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 23-25, called the event a success.
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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Sept. 29 that Ellis Park and Turfway Park in Kentucky have both signed on to match contributions made by owners at each track.
At a Sept. 1 summit presented by the New York State Gaming Commission on racehorse aftercare, the New York Racing Association pledged that it would donate $5 per start at its tracks to the TAA.
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The Retired Racehorse Project and Thoroughbred Charities of America jointly announced July 7 that TCA will be title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Oct. 23-25 at Kentucky Horse Park.
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program June 22 said Fasig-Tipton has donated $100,000 to sponsor the outdoor arena at its new racehorse retraining and re-homing facility at historic Mereworth Farm in Central Kentucky.
The Makers Mark Secretariat Center is holding a "Sips 'n Saddles" cookout fundraiser June 19 at its location on the grounds of Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced it has been named the beneficiary of a portion of the daily game handle of Race Track Warriors, a fantasy horse racing game.
Consenting owners will donate $5 to TAA when their horses start, while Keeneland and Churchill Downs will match each donation.
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.
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