retired racehorses

2020 TIP Performance Winners Announced

Applications for over 500 Thoroughbreds competing in horse shows were filed for consideration for the 2020 Thoroughbred Incentive Program awards, whose winners were announced Wednesday. The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most points at all horse shows in each of the T.I.P. award categories and divisions throughout the year. The winners may be seen here. "Despite challenges caused by the pandemic, we received applications representing 522 Thoroughbreds competing in more than 9,600 classes and divisions during the 2020 award year, including participants in online horse shows," said Kristin Werner,...

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50-Plus Cup Contenders Pledge Support to New Vocations

Over 50 connections of horses running in Friday and Saturday's Breeders' Cup races have pledged a portion of their runners' earnings to New Vocations, the largest racehorse adoption program in the country. Now in its 11th year, the annual pledge has raised over $650,000, with 100 percent of funds raised supporting the program's rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts. "We pledged for two reasons: We love the New Vocations model of repurposing these magnificent Thoroughbreds for a new life, and it's the right thing to do," said owner B. Wayne Hughes...

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New Vocations Finds Homes for 60 Retired Racehorses in April

Though April 2020 was a month of social distancing and working from home, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program withstood the trend of solitude and sent 60 retired Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses into new and loving homes. This is the largest number of April adoptions the program has ever accomplished since its inception in 1992. The program also received 225 applications from potential adopters, which is a 100% increase from months prior. "I'm very proud of our entire team for pulling together to ensure our mission is moving forward during the...

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Finley's King's Vision Finds His Groove

Foaled in 2009, King's Vision (Gulch--Weekend Storm by Storm Bird) began his career at Aqueduct, racing under IEAH's colors for trainer Rick Dutrow. At Finger Lakes, at age five, he finally broke his maiden. Overall, in 16 starts, King's Vision earned $20,908. King's Vision was born and raised at Lane's End Farm and is a full brother to Breeders' Cup Turf Mile winner Court Vision, who won over $3 million on the track. His dam is a full-sister to Preakness winner Summer Squall, and a half-sister to champion A.P. Indy....

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616 Entries Accepted for 2020 TB Makeover

A total of 616 entries, representing 604 unique trainers and teams, were accepted Friday for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover Oct. 7-10 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The application process for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover required trainers to demonstrate their skills and expertise through competition results, videos and references, as well as a letter from a vet stating that the applicant had the necessary skills and knowledge to appropriately care for a horse transitioning off the track. The RRP's selection committee took into consideration both candidates' ability to effectively retrain an...

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BHA Expands Retired Racehorse Registration

The British Horseracing Authority has expanded its online system of registering retired racehorses to allow trainers, in addition to owners, to lodge information on where their charges are headed for their second careers. Under the previous system, only owners had been able to register this information. The new system, which debuts on Feb. 13, is designed to improve the traceability of horses permanently retired from racing. A dedicated page on the BHA's website, which will go live in March, will allow participants to check the retirement status of any horse....

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Fourth International Forum for Racehorse Aftercare To Be Held As Part of Asian Racing Conference

The fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) will be held in conjunction with the Asian Racing Conference (ARC), which is scheduled for Feb. 18-23, 2020, in Cape Town, South Africa. Both events are being hosted by the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) and the ARC local organizing committee, consisting of Phumelela Gaming and Leisure, the Racing Association, Gold Circle Racing and Gaming Group, Kenilworth Racing, and The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa. IFAR will host sessions that span a range of topics related to aftercare, including case...

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