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2024 Charity Calendar Honors Secretariat’s Daughter Secrettame

There’s big news with the release of the 2024 Secretariat’s Legacy calendar, which celebrates Secretariat’s daughter Secrettame and her notable descendants. While it’s the seventh calendar in a series that has already raised more than $33,000 for equine charities through six editions, it’s the first one with The Secretariat Center as the primary beneficiary.  “I’ve […]

Hemp For Horses? Hempseed Pellet Palatability Research Update

Rising feed costs in the horse industry and increasing availability of hemp have researchers evaluating hemp as an alternative feedstuff for horses. A recent study conducted at Tarleton State University investigated the palatability and acceptability of hempseed meal pellets compared to other feedstuffs commonly fed to horses. The researchers conducted the study using six adult […]

Night Ops Retires, Preparing For New Career At Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue

After 48 starts and nearly $1 million in earnings, hard-knocking gelding Night Ops has been retired and is preparing for his next career at Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR). The 7-year-old graded stakes winner retires with a win in the Grade 3 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker, and seconds in the G3 Ben Ali and G2 Monmouth Cup. […]

Inoperable Cancer Claims Old Friends Resident Sun King

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., is saddened to report that Sun King, a multiple graded stakes winning millionaire, was euthanized at Rood and Riddle on Saturday, Dec. 2, due to inoperable cancer. He was 21. The dark bay stallion has been at Old Friends for six years thanks to his owner, […]

Keeping Horses Safe And Healthy During The Holidays

The holiday season brings warmth and joy! However, holiday cheer can lead to unexpected disaster in horse barns. The following tips can help keep your horses safe and healthy while celebrating holidays. Identify fire hazards Reconsider stringing lights in the barn. String lights can present a fire risk when they don’t meet specific safety standards […]

Two By Two: Six Feral Foals Recover At Equine Hospital

Treating a sick foal is a challenge in itself, but when foals arrive one after the other in quick succession and are completely unhandled and feral, it adds a whole different level of complexity. Six weanling foals were transported to the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in Leesburg, Virginia, for emergency evaluation and […]

You Are Going To Die; What Happens To Your Horse When You Do?

Horse owners are, some might argue, an exceptionally practical, sometimes-morbid group of people. Caring for an animal who is 1,000 pounds with a gastrointestinal system designed by committee walking around on questionable feet and ankles has a way of making the people around them realistic about life and death. But how many of us spend […]

2024 Thoroughbred Makeover Rulebook Now Available Online

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced Friday that the rulebook for the 2024 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, is now available for review at the organization’s website, TheRRP.org. Revisions to rules are indicated in red and clarifications are indicated in blue. December 1 marks the first day that horses […]

Giving Back To Retired Thoroughbreds: Tampa Bay Downs’ ‘Ring The Bell’ Program Promotes Aftercare

The inscription on the giant bell inside the Tampa Bay Downs winner’s circle reminds horsemen, jockeys and fans that their love of the sport wouldn’t be possible without the Thoroughbreds that make it happen. The message reads “This Bell Rings For The Love & Respect Of The Thoroughbred!!” It underscores a conviction that animals bred […]

Horseshoe Indianapolis, Unreachable Star Make Donations To Second Stride

Horseshoe Indianapolis is committed to racehorse aftercare on an annual basis and one organization that is vital to Indiana racing is Second Stride, Inc. Located in Crestwood, Ky., the facility has placed many horses from the racetrack in Shelbyville, Ind. Horseshoe Indianapolis has donated $2,000 toward their ongoing program for retired racehorses. “We are very […]