Reducing Horse Racing Fatalities: Where Do We Go from Here?

January 19, 2018

Fatal injuries in North American flat racing horses has decreased by 23%, but there's still work to be done.... Read More


Jockey Club TIP Increases 2018 Shows and Offerings

January 14, 2018

The TIP also announced its 12 participants in the its 2018 Youth Ambassador Program.... Read More


2018 TAA Accreditation Application Available Online

January 14, 2018

Thoroughbred aftercare organizations interested in applying for accreditation must do so by 6:00 p.m. on Apr. 15.... Read More


Transitioning Thoroughbreds From Racing to New Careers

January 11, 2018

Learn about keeping OTTBs healthy as they move into new disciplines. We'll cover feeding, vet care, handling, and more! ... Read More


10 Retired Racehorse Resources on

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More


The State of Microchip Use in Horses

January 09, 2018

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More


TAA Accredited 37 Organizations for 2017

December 09, 2017

The organizations include 31 that were reaccredited and six that received accreditation for the first time.... Read More


BHA: Foal Notifications Aid in Thoroughbreds' Care for Life

December 02, 2017

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, breeders/owners will be required to report the birth of a foal in Great Britain within 30 days.... Read More


ASPCA Grants $185,000 to Help Retired Racehorses

December 02, 2017

The ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has granted more than $2 million to help protect former racehorses.... Read More


Digital Foal Certificates to be Introduced in 2018

November 29, 2017

The Jockey Club will be using digital foal certificates to replace hard copies beginning with the 2018 foal crop.... Read More


IFHA Reaffirms Anti-Doping Commitment

November 03, 2017

The IFHA chairman received authority to work with relevant racing jurisdictions the anti-doping policy's implementation.... Read More


Causes of Death in Ontario Racehorses Examined

August 29, 2017

Ontario's racing--and, thus, study--population includes Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter Horses.... Read More


What Genetic Disorders are Breed Specific?

August 24, 2017

Dr. Ernest Bailey shares information about genetic diseases that related to specific breeds.... Read More


The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

June 16, 2017

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More


Injuries: They're Not Just For Racehorses

June 08, 2017

In light of managing her OTTB's recent fracture, Stephanie reflects on injuries sustained during vs. after racing.... Read More


IFAR Attendees Look for Racehorse Aftercare Solutions

June 02, 2017

Advocates shared options to support OTTBs. Speakers included U.S Team rider Boyd Martin and RRP founder Stuart Pittman.... Read More


Stakes Winner Diamond Stripes Euthanized

May 30, 2017

The 10-year-old Old Friends resident suffered from a benign but highly invasive sinus cancer.... Read More


Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Introduced

May 26, 2017

Among other points, the new bill would prohibit the use of any substance within 24 hours of a race.... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, chairman of IFAR and chief executive of Retraining of Racehorses, said, "We all have a shared responsibility for the welfare of racehorses, which extends beyond the track.”


Advocates Stress Responsibility at Racehorse Aftercare Forum

May 19, 2017

Advocates emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment and shared insights on racehorse retirement programs.... Read More


2017 TIP Noncompetition Award Applications Available

April 28, 2017

Applications for the Thoroughbred of the Year and Young Rider of the Year awards are due June 30.... Read More


New Vocations Named TCA Award of Merit Recipient

April 16, 2017

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program was founded in 1992 to help transition retired racehorses into second careers. ... Read More


Do Radiographs Change as Weanlings Grow to Yearlings?

April 05, 2017

Many of the abnormalities researchers evaluated in weanling X rays improve by the time the horse was a yearling.... Read More


Stifle Abnormalities in Young Thoroughbreds

March 03, 2017

Early diagnosis could allow vets to implement management strategies, such as restricted exercise, that promote healing.... Read More


AAEP Publishes Guidelines for Race Day Injury Management

March 02, 2017

The guidelines provide protocols for appropriate preparation for, response to, and management of on-track injuries.... Read More


2017 Thoroughbred Makeover Accepts Entries From 578 Trainers

February 07, 2017

Trainers will compete for their share of $100,000 in prize money when the event takes place Oct. 5-8..... Read More