Erin O'Keefe

Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit Held at Thoroughbred Makeover

Edited Press Release The Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit, a joint effort of the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP), Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), returns to the Thoroughbred Makeover Oct. 11, 2022 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The summit will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the TCA Covered Arena Lounge, one day prior to the start of preliminary competition at the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The 2022...

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New Connections Corner To Debut At 2022 Thoroughbred Makeover

With a little less than a month to go before the 2022 Thoroughbred Makeover kicks off Oct. 12 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, connections of retired racehorse entries planning to attend may be wondering how to find more information on their particular horses. With that in mind, Erin O'Keefe, Development Director for the Retired Racehorse Project, spoke about a new feature at this year's event: Connections Corner. "Former connections of competing horses will be able to come to the booth, located in the TCA Covered Arena, to find...

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Erin O'Keefe Named RRP's Development Director

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today that Erin O'Keefe has been hired for the new position of development director. O'Keefe brings a decade of experience in many facets of the Thoroughbred industry from breeding to sales to racing. As development director, O'Keefe will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive development plan, activating opportunities for racing outreach, and supporting the executive director to maximize opportunities for speaking engagements and media representation. "Erin's diverse background in the racing industry coupled with her hands-on experience in aftercare gives her a...

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BTE Stables Purchases Part of Historic Golden Chance Farm

BTE Stables, which was founded in 2019, announced on Friday the purchase of part of Golden Chance Farm near Paris, Ky., the former home of two-time Horse of the Year John Henry and 1970 Kentucky Derby winner Dust Commander. The purchase included two training barns with 56 stalls, a HydroHorse aquatred, Kraft hot walker, round pen, and grass gallop. "We're excited to stake our claim in the heart of Bourbon County among such esteemed neighbors as Godolphin's Stonerside, Coolmore America's Creekview, and Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa as we start...

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