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Life Is Short: Just Get the Horse

December 24, 2014

After 10 horseless years, The Horse's editor-in-chief is back in the saddle on her own gelding. ... Read More

Article

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Kiri's Clown Dead at 25

December 23, 2014

The 25-year-old Thoroughbred stallion was euthanized Dec. 22 due to complications following colic surgery.... Read More

Article

Bell to Head Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

December 22, 2014

James G. "Jimmy" Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected president of the organization.... Read More

Article

Aftercare Alliance to Award $2.4M in Grants

December 13, 2014

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014.... Read More

Article

CANTER USA Principal Awarded AAEP Lavin Cup

December 10, 2014

Robbie Timmons' vision has helped place more than 20,000 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses into new homes since 1997.... Read More

Article

Saylor Joins Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Board

December 07, 2014

Thoroughbred owner and businessman Paul Saylor has been elected to the board of directors.... Read More

Article

Silver Charm Settling in Well at Old Friends

December 03, 2014

Champion Silver Charm greeted fans Dec. 2 following a long journey home to Kentucky from Japan.... Read More

Commentary

Retired Racehorse Project Goes National

November 30, 2014

The Retired Racehorse Project is moving its signature event from Baltimore, Maryland, to Lexington, Kentucky, in 2015.... Read More

Article

TAA Accredits 19 Aftercare Organizations

November 26, 2014

The new organizations bring the total number of sanctioned groups to 42. ... Read More

Article

Funds Committed to Aftercare via Breeders' Cup Pledges

November 23, 2014

Thoroughbred owners and trainers have pledged more than $45,000 to racehorse aftercare.... Read More

People gather at the Kentucky Horse Park to remember Cigar.

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Horse Park Honors Cigar With Memorial Service

November 17, 2014

Cigar died Oct. 7 at age 24 due to complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck.... Read More

Article

World Horse Welfare Collaborates with Racehorse Charity

November 16, 2014

The groups will work together to retrain and rehome "vulnerable" former racehorses.... Read More

Article

Using DNA to Predict a Horse's Athletic Potential

November 10, 2014

Learn about DNA profiling, or predicting a horse's athletic potential by evaluating that individual's genetic markers.... Read More

Article

TCA Stallion Season Auction Set for January

November 08, 2014

In 2014 TCA granted more than $512,000 to charities that aid in Thoroughbred rescue, retirement, adoption, and more.... Read More

Article

Kentucky Horse Park to Honor Thoroughbred Champion Cigar

November 05, 2014

A public memorial service will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.... Read More

Blog

How Do They Live?

October 31, 2014

So many horses don't reach their golden years, which makes the ones that do seem just a little more special.... Read More

Article

Weanling Daughter of Champion Zenyatta Dies

October 29, 2014

The filly was euthanized Oct. 28 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after a paddock accident at Lane's End Farm.... Read More

Article

'Low-Density' Genotyping Could Benefit Owners, Researchers

October 26, 2014

Researchers say the more affordable technique could lead to a better understanding of diseases and disease processes.... Read More

Article

Australia's Ban on AI in Thoroughbreds Upheld by High Court

October 17, 2014

The federal court determined that the ban is not anti-competitive or a restraint on trade.... Read More

Article

Racehorse Owners Schooled on Horse Health, Care Issues

October 16, 2014

Owners heard lectures on topics such as the musculoskeletal system, nutrition, and second careers.... Read More

Article

Breeders' Cup Champion Amazombie to Old Friends

October 06, 2014

The 8-year-old gelding won 12 of 29 starts and earned over $1.9 million during his racing career.... Read More

Article

Game On Dude to Old Friends

October 03, 2014

The 7-year-old gelded son of Awesome Again won 16 of 34 races and earned just under $6.5 million.... Read More

Article

2014 Thoroughbred Makeover is Bigger, Interactive

October 02, 2014

Sessions, including the Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest, from the Oct. 3-5 event will be streamed on BloodHorse.com.... Read More

Video

How to Read a Horse's Lip Tattoo

August 21, 2014

Northern California horse identifier Patrick Kealy explains how to read a horse's lip tattoo. ... Read More

Article

Del Mar Once Again Shifting Races Off Turf

August 01, 2014

The move comes following another breakdown, the fifth since July 17, on the newly installed turf course.... Read More