Claiborne to Sponsor Broodmare Division at 2023 Thoroughbred Makeover

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Claiborne Farm will be the title sponsor of the Former Broodmare division in its first year at the 2023 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, the Retired Racehorse Project announced Tuesday. First announced in November of this year, the Former Broodmare division will welcome recently retired broodmares to compete alongside traditional retiring racehorses in all 10 offered disciplines, with broodmares pinned and recognized separately and competing for a separate pot of $10,000 in prize money.

“Claiborne is pleased to be the title sponsor of the Retired Racehorse Project's new Former Broodmare division,” said Claiborne president Walker Hancock. “Aftercare is such an important part of our industry and it doesn't stop with just racehorses. Every horse matters and hopefully this initiative will bring attention to those former broodmares that are sometimes forgotten once their breeding careers come to an end.”

The Former Broodmare division is also made possible by a grant from the ASPCA. Eligible broodmares will have produced a foal or have been bred in the 2021 breeding season or after, as reported by The Jockey Club, and need to have had one lifetime start or published work. They may not have had prior shows or competitions.

Training for the 2023 Thoroughbred Makeover across all divisions opened on Dec. 1. Applications are open for drafting on Dec. 15 and submission on Jan. 2 through Jan. 20.

To learn more about the division, eligibility requirements, and the Thoroughbred Makeover, visit

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