Thoroughbred Makeover to Feature 300 Retired Racehorses

Lizzy Schultz

302 recently retired Thoroughbreds from 62 racetracks across North America are heading to Lexington, Kentucky for the 2016 Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. The Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, will be held Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Each horse has spent the past ten months in training The retired racehorses have been …

Ag Group, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, Horse Racing, Kentucky Horse Park

Jockey Club Meets Research Funding Goals

Lizzy Schultz

Niall Brennan Stables has committed to the donation of a $10,000 gift to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s Ocala Initiative, and the gift has allowed the research initiative to meet the organizational side of its $200,000 goal designed to advance equine research in Florida. “It’s a really great honor to have the support of Niall and his team,” said Garrett …

Ag Group, Equine, Horse Racing, Jockey Club, Research

TIP Approves Over 850 Shows for 2016

Lizzy Schultz

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) recently announced that more than 850 horse shows in 43 states and Canadian provinces will feature TIP-approved awards and classes during 2016. A full calendar of events is available online. 2016 will be the fifth year that The Jockey Club has offered TIP awards. Of the 150 horse shows that offered awards in …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Equestrian, Equine, Horse Racing, Jockey Club

Thoroughbred Makeover Application Open

Lizzy Schultz

An online application has been opened by The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP), a nonprofit organization that promotes off-track Thoroughbreds as valuable sporthorse prospects, as the group is enlisting for participation in the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover Competition. The Makeover is a $100,000 competition that calls on hundreds of horse trainers across the country, recruiting equestrians from a diverse array of disciplines …

Ag Group, Equestrian, Equine, Horse Racing, Kentucky Horse Park

TCA Stallion Season Auction Dates Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will hold its 26th annual Stallion Season Auction on Jan. 4-9, 2016. The event features a five-day online auction of high-quality stallion seasons, culminating with a live Select Stallion Season Auction on Jan. 9 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Kentucky. The annual auction is a major fundraiser for TCA, a charitable 501 …

Ag Group, Breeding, Equine, Horse Racing, Keeneland

Breeders' Cup Stars Support Retired Racehorses

Lizzy Schultz

A growing list of prominent racehorse owners and trainers are pledging a percentage of their purse earnings from the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships in an effort to step up and offer support for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program This is the sixth consecutive year New Vocations, the nation’s largest racehorse adoption program, has asked owners and trainers of Breeders’ …

Animal Welfare, Equine, Horse Racing, Keeneland

Model to Thoroughbred Breeder Story Continues

Lizzy Schultz

America’s Best Racing (ABR), a multi-media fan development and awareness-building platform created and funded by The Jockey Club, has officially released the second installment of the original four-episode video series, “After the Runway: Esther de Jong’s Story.” The series chronicles the journey of Esther de Jong, a Dutch model who has graced the runways for some of the most prominent …

Ag Group, Equestrian, Equine, Horse Racing, Jockey Club, Keeneland

Keeneland To Host Annual Make-A-Wish Day

Lizzy Schultz

Keeneland Race Course will once again host its annual Make-A-Wish Day on Oct. 8, in partnership with local Thoroughbred farms and equine facilities. The annual event serves as a fundraiser that will enable the racetrack to grant the power of a wish come true to nine Kentucky children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. Proceeds from the sale of “Wishing …

Company Announcement, Equine, Horse Racing, Keeneland, Veterinary, Youth