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A Virtual Trip to Argentina

Stuck home in self-isolation, missing out on that trip you were going to take to the Argentine yearling sale? Come along with Kelsey Riley on our virtual trip to Buenos Aires, and dream about next year. Step onto the streets of Buenos Aires, and the city will grab hold of your senses. Buenos Aires is a multi-cultural hodgepodge; Latin charm abounds, brought to life by the ultra-friendly locals and frequent outbreaks of tango, and is punctuated by stunning European architecture that pays homage to the city's Spanish and Italian influences....

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Fairface Gets A New Lease on Life in a Stall Named for Ben Massam

In 2019, the TDN suffered an unimaginable loss with the passing of our News & Features Editor Ben Massam. In trying to find a way to honor his memory while doing some good for the industry he loved, we settled upon the Sponsor a Stall program at New Vocations. There, horses get a safe place to live while the organization retrains them for a second career, and family and friends can ensure their loved ones are remembered. There was every reason to believe that Fairface, now living in Ben's stall...

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The One-Eyed Wonder Horse Patch Retires to Old Friends

Over his three-year career, Patch stole the hearts of fans across the country, and was a success on the track as well, finishing third in the Belmont Stakes. Now, the gelding has been retired to Old Friends Farm in Lexington, Ky., where friends can come see the one-eyed fan favorite. The TDN's Katie Ritz caught up with Old Friends founder Michael Blowen to check in on Patch. Patch arrived at Old Friends Farm Jan. 20 after a thorough check-up at Park Equine Hospital earlier in the year. "Since the day...

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Au-Delà des Pistes: Retiring Racehorses in France

In French, Au-Delà des Pistes means "beyond the racetrack," which is exactly what the organization envisions for French racehorses at their end of their careers: a life beyond the racetrack. Our aftercare correspondent Diana Pikulski checks in with some of French racing's leading voices about the importance of the effort to find homes for horses after their retirement. Au-Delà des Pistes was founded in 2016 to facilitate the retirement, retraining, and placement of thoroughbred racehorses in France. It's well connected team of advisors hit the ground running and in a...

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The Year in Pictures

TDN Photo Editor Sarah Andrew has compiled her favorite photos from the TDN in this look back at 2019.

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TDN: The Year in Video

At the TDN this year, we made over 200 original videos. Check out some of the highlights here!

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Freedom Riders

Freedom Ride in downtown Orlando is a state-of-the art equine therapy program. On their roster are four off-track Thoroughbreds who star in every aspect of their work. Diana Pikulski introduces us to a Special Olympian participating in the program.

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TDN Writers' Room Podcast, Episode 2: September 5, 2019

On this week's podcast, the TDN team welcomes guest Jon Green, from DJ Stables.

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Behind the Scenes at the British Racing School, Episode 4

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Touring Normandy in Style

If you are coming back to Deauville for the sales in October, we have a recommendation for you: tour the area in retro motorcycle side cars!

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The Incontri in Terra di Siena: A Magical Meeting

For the past 31 years, Antonio Lysy has staged a music festival in the most beautiful place on earth: the Val d'Orcia. Sue Finley--whose father's life was saved by Lysy's grandmother, Iris Origo, during World War II--checks in with him to talk about the magical experience.

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Behind The Scenes at the British Racing School, Episode 3

In our ongoing students, Alayna Cullen talks to the students about the life skills and fitness lessons that are also a part of life at the British Racing School.

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