News & Events

Old Tavern is America's Most Wanted Thoroughbred
Charlie Caldwell entered the Thoroughbred Makeover presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America on a whim.   He was already retraining Thoroughbreds off the track for polo, and his friend and fellow polo player Clare Pinney convinced him to enter.  
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Mid Dancer, Cyrlight, Remember Rose, Rhialco, Oculi...The Champions Return to Auteuil
During the 48 heures de l’obstacle race meeting that takes place at Auteuil racecourse on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November, Au-Delà Des Pistes are due to organise an inaugural Parade of Champions. ..Read More

Retired Racehorse Rule: Police Horse Named Thoroughbred of the Year
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced the 2017 recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, including a police horse who has worked crowd control at the Super Bowl. ..Read More

Editorial: Race Horses Deserve Comfortable Retirement
There are few more thrilling sights for horse-racing fans than the pack thundering around the final turn and charging down the home stretch in front of the grandstands toward the finish line.  
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Millionaire Mister Marti Gras is Back to Business in Second Career
When Mandy Alexander heard millionaire Mister Marti Gras was looking for a second career late last year, she tried to tell herself she wasn’t interested.  
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Welfare Not Optional Says Barends

NHA CEO Lyndon Barends has broken new ground for the South African racing industry by acknowledging a Duty Of Care to the Thoroughbred and committing to formally embedding before / during / post racing care. 
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Industry Groups Join Forces to Help Puerto Rican Racehorses
Personnel from five equine industry organizations are working together to bring food, water, and veterinary services to horses stranded in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. ..Read More

Woodbine Plans Aftercare Day on October 15th
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that Woodbine Entertainment will host TAA Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2017, coinciding with the grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. ..Read More

The Jockey Club's T.I.P. Program Announces Non-Competition Award Winners
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, for 2017.  ..Read More

T.I.P Championship Winners Announced
The inaugural Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championship Horse Show was held Sunday, September 10, 2017, in the Rolex Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, coinciding with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show.
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New Vocations/TIP Championship Show Brings OTTBs to KY
More than 250 off-track Thoroughbreds descended on the Kentucky Horse Park's Rolex Stadium in Lexington Sept. 8-10 as part of the first-ever New Vocations Charity Thoroughbred Show/Thoroughbred Incentive Program Championships. ..Read More

ISES 2017 Down Under

For the first time since 2009, some of the greatest minds in the field of equine management and welfare will flock to Australia for the 13th International Equitation Science conference in Wagg
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Racing Professionals and Horse Lovers Gather to Celebrate the Thoroughbred
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Wild West Tames the Judges to Triumph as Supreme Champion
  • The ROA and Goffs UK sponsored National Showing Championships for retrained racehorses concludes.
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5 Ways the U.S. Could Emulate Australia's Retirement Initiatives
By T. D. Thornton (courtesy of the Thoroughbred Daily News)     As the globalization of the sport opens new avenues of knowledge sharing, the world’s largest Thoroughbred breeding nation might be wise to take a page or two from the playbook of th
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Aftercare Advocates Stress Owner Responsibility, Humane Treatment
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 two day International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), wh
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First International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses Conference Set for May 2017 in Washington
The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) will hold its first conference in Washington, D.C., on May 17 and 18, 2017, coinciding with the Pan American Conference.     “This aftercare conference provides horse racing representatives from around the world wi
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