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.
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.
Down the Stretch Ranch isn't just a home for retired racehorses. Like a coupled entry, horses and veterans are 1 and 1A.
Tickets are $10 per day or $25 for the event held Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park, and include access to seminars, competition, demonstrations, and the finale.
Fast Market was a stakes winner in Canada, and resides at Bright Futures Farm in Pennsylvania, which provides reschooling and retirement, primarily for Thoroughbreds. The auction will benefit Bright Futures Farm.
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.
Retired Racehorse Project announced it has received applications from 488 trainers for 741 horses for the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover that will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.
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Zayat Stables has committed to donating a percentage of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's purse earnings for the remainder of his racing career to support retired racehorses.
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.
Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Live Stream
The R.A.C.E. Fund launches its 2014 drive with an online auction on eBay starting June 21 at 8 p.m. ET and ending on June 28 at 8 p.m. to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue.
Old Friends and New Vocations have entered into an agreement to jointly benefit Thoroughbreds in their post-racing and post-breeding careers.
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.
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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 Thoroughbred Incentive Program, which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines after racing or breeding careers, is offering a performance award pilot program for the second half of 2013.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and California Retirement Management Account have announced a new matching funds program beginning with the upcoming 2013 race meeting at the seaside track opening July 17.
New Vocations is accepting resumes for the third annual Olivia M. Saylor Internship. The internship is a five-month paid position at the New Vocations Lexington facility.
Two days before riding Mylute to a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby May 5, jockey Rosie Napravnik was appointed to the board of directors of Old Friends Farm. They are "thrilled to have her," said Michael Blowen.
The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association is taking entries for its second spring event April 14 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
Learning how to use social media to boost public knowledge of aftercare facilities was one of the themes on the second and final day of a professional education seminar offered by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
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