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Study: Inbreeding, Specific Genetic Marker May Decrease A Thoroughbred’s Likelihood To Race

Scientists at the University College Dublin, the University of Edinburgh, and the Irish equine genetic testing company Plusvital conducted a study to determine the relationship between inbreeding and the likelihood of a Thoroughbred to make it to the races. The study, titled “Inbreeding depression and the probability of racing in the Thoroughbred horse,” was published […]

New York Breeding Industry Steps Up For Aftercare With Take2 Program

Two organizations fundamental to the growth of racing and breeding in New York State, the New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB) and the New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund (NYSTBDF), are recognized for their contributions to Thoroughbred aftercare as the June “Donors of the Month” for the TAKE2 Program’s 10th Anniversary celebration. NYTB and […]

Thoroughbred Makeover Marketplace Expands In Partnership With ASPCA

Thanks to the continued generous support of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced Thursday that the 2022 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, will include for the first time the ASPCA Right Horse Adoption Barn, in addition to […]

Free Seminar: What You Need To Know About Barn Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 326 deadly barn fires occurred during the period 2013-2017. In 2022 a devastating fire hurt the Indiana Thoroughbred breeding industry when one Indiana farm burned to the ground. Broodmares carrying the dreams of breeders were lost in the fire and the dreams of owners were crushed. A […]

Study: Probiotic Administration In Foals May Promote Lower Parasite Load

Probiotics are often given to horses to promote a healthy intestinal tract. A study led by Dr. Robert Jacobs at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center has suggested that giving probiotics to foals may also reduce the number of intestinal parasites they carry.  The study used 29 Quarter Horse foals over three consecutive foaling seasons; 15 […]

The Change Ahead: Where Are All These New Veterinarians Going To Come From?

As the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority fights multiple lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the new organization, it remains to be seen when, whether, and how it will implement new rules. It has been made clear by those working for the Authority so far that it will not be a night-to-day change between June 30 […]

Retired Racehorse Project Unveils New Website

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced Tuesday that it has unveiled a new website at, combining its previous two sites for the organization and the Thoroughbred Makeover back under one umbrella. The newly-designed website is intended to make information about Thoroughbred aftercare and a brand-new Education Library more accessible, empowering more equestrians to choose […]

Second Stride Launches ‘Broodmare & Bloodstock’ Program To Serve Thoroughbreds Of All Ages

Broodmare & Bloodstock, a new program at Second Stride Thoroughbred retirement facility in Prospect, Ky., serves broodmares and non-racing bloodstock in need of new careers and new homes. If a Thoroughbred of any age needs a first, second, or third career, Second Stride can help! Second Stride launched Broodmare & Bloodstock in 2022 to offer […]

Old Friends: Pensioned Shadwell Stallion Mustanfar Passes At Age 21

Two-time G3 winner Mustanfar was humanely euthanized Monday at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. He was 21. A full necropsy is currently pending. Bred and owned by Shadwell Farm, Mustanfar, along with five other retired stallions, was recently relocated to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement in Georgetown, KY. as part of an operations downsizing that followed […]

Leave The Light On: Blue Light Therapy May Help Keep PPID Horses More Comfortable

One hallmark of horses affected by pars pituitary intermedia dysfunction (PPID, formerly known as Cushing’s disease) is their long, thick haircoats, which often grow year-round (most abundantly in fall) and don’t shed well. This overabundance of hair puts horses at risk for discomfort from the heat and at risk of skin infections, reports The Horse.  […]