Ex-Racehorses At The Heart Of Therapeutic Venture

For many people, the recent Panorama documentary which focused on the desperate plight of a handful of former racehorses ending up at an abattoir was distressing viewing. For many of us who work with racehorses, it also brought about a feeling of utter frustration. Frustration that a 30-minute programme which showed just one side of a story could potentially undo so much of the good work that has been done in aftercare for ex-racehorses for years. Frustration that some people who do very well out of owning and training racehorses...

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Treo Eile Website Launches

Treo Eile, an Irish non-profit assisting racehorse trainers and owners who wish to rehome and retrain their racehorses after racing, launched their website on Feb. 20. The programme aims to: connect racehorse owners with retrainers/new owners support ex-racehorses with a thoroughbred event program promote the versatility of the ex-racehorse The Treo Eile website is a matchmaking tool for the ex-racehorse and potential new owner, with retiring racehorses posted to Treo Eile's listings section. Owners may also contact retrainers through the directory. Incentives aimed at ex-racehorses will soon be established at...

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