The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: What Makes Up The Thoroughbred Makeover? - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: What Makes Up The Thoroughbred Makeover?

Jonathan Horowitz and Churchita

The Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover is a broad-spanning showcase of just how many different vocations an ex-racehorse can have once their days on the track are over, but what exactly those vocations entail might be a foreign concept for those who are used to seeing horses just run fast and turn left.

On this week's episode of The Friday Show, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills and editor-in-chief Natalie Voss are joined by Bally's Arapahoe Park announcer Jonathan Horowitz, who will be announcing events at this year's Thoroughbred Makeover and creating promotional content around some of the Makeover's most interesting people and horses.

Together, they go over all 10 equine disciplines in the Makeover to provide an explanation of what the event entails, and what kind of skill set an off-track Thoroughbred needs to be successful in competition.

If you see a horse you recognize competing in this year's Makeover, but aren't familiar with the event in which they are competing, this episode of The Friday Show will give you the basic details to help you understand what's going on.

Both Voss and Horowitz are familiar with the Thoroughbred Makeover. Voss competed in last year's dressage division with Underscore, known to Paulick Report readers as “Blueberry,” while Horowitz has announced at the Makeover every year since the event moved to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2015 (save for the COVID-canceled 2020). He is also the author of our “Horowitz on OTTBs” series.

The Thoroughbred Makeover will take place Oct. 12-15 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

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