GAO Report on Horse Processing Released

June 23, 2011

The Government Accountability Office issued a report June 22 investigating how processing plant closures have... Read More


The Jockey Club Launches Thoroughbred Placement Program

May 16, 2011

Thoroughbred Connect will assist with placement of Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing or ... Read More


2008 Kentucky Derby Contender Z Fortune Finds a Home

May 13, 2011

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced May 12 that Z Fortune, who ran in the 2008 Kentucky Derby, was officially adopted by HRTV reporter and "Race Day America" host Carolyn Conley. The grade III winner was raced throughout his career by ... Read More


New York Bill Would Require Animal Adopter ID Checks

May 12, 2011

Animal adopter ID checks are now required by breeders and rescue operators in Suffolk County, N.Y.... Read More


Abandoned Indiana Horses Might Join Therapy Program

April 28, 2011

Two horses discovered wandering in a Ft. Wayne, Ind., park last week are now city property and might be eventually placed with an equine assisted therapy program, according to a written statement released by the City of Fort Wayne Animal Care & ... Read More


Rutgers Students To Present Mustangs at Annual Auction Preview

April 13, 2011

Can a "wild" mustang be tamed? For the answer, join the Rutgers Equine Science Center and students of the Young Horse Teaching and Research Program (YHTRP) on April 16 as the current crop of young mustangs are put to the test and presented in ... Read More


CANTER Opens Arizona Chapter

March 24, 2011

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) is now offering its services to Arizona horseman with the opening of CANTER Arizona. "We are thrilled to be offering our free listing services to the Arizona Thoroughbred ... Read More


Jockey Club Continues Support for TRF

March 24, 2011

The Jockey Club has pledged its continued support for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), the country's largest equine retirement program that has come under scrutiny over the past week. In a statement following publication of a New York ... Read More


New Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Adoption Program a Success

March 10, 2011

The partnership between the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is fully up and running. The program started taking horses in November and to date has taken in 24 horses. ... Read More


Oklahoma Racing Commission Helps Retired, Unwanted Thoroughbreds

February 24, 2011

Retired Oklahoma-bred Thoroughbred racehorses will get help retraining for a second career thanks to a new rule passed by the Oklahoma Racing Commission last week. Under the rule, Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account funds may be ... Read More


Ohio Veterinarian's Son Confirms 52 Thoroughbreds Rehomed

February 18, 2011

The 52 Ohio Thoroughbreds gaining notoriety three weeks ago after their owner's death have been placed.... Read More


52 Thoroughbreds Find Homes Via Facebook

February 03, 2011

A Facebook post seeking to place 52 Ohio Thoroughbreds in need gained international attention within hours.... Read More


Equine Welfare: One European Perspective (AAEP 2010)

January 27, 2011

The horse industry in the United States is not the only one dealing with an equine welfare problem. Some European countries are also facing challenges in assuring all horses have a good quality of life, according to Joe Collins, MVB, PhD, MRCVS, ... Read More


Equine Welfare Council Discuss Options for Addressing Unwanted Horses

January 20, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council (EHWC) met January 19 in Frankfort to discuss the future of the unwanted horse in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Rusty Ford, chairman of the council,, presided over the meeting that included members... Read More


Horses Relocated From Montana Sanctuary

January 13, 2011

Eighty horses are among hundreds of animals receiving veterinary and other care after being relocated from an animal sanctuary in Montana. Prior to their relocation, the horses were among 1,200 animals (including 650 llamas, two camels, several pot ... Read More


TCA Auction Raises Nearly $1.7 Million

January 10, 2011

The 21st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction raised a gross amount of nearly $1.7 million during a three-day telephone auction and a live auction held Jan. 8 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.
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Commentary: Sound Advice for Future Retired Racehorses

January 05, 2011

As 2010 came to a close, so did the racing career of a highly celebrated Thoroughbred racehorse named Zenyatta. She is retired now, and after more than three years and 20 races, she walked away from the track completely sound. This fact alone should ... Read More


500th Horse Retired by Pennsylvania Racehorse Retirement Program

January 04, 2011

Turning For Home, the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association racehorse retirement program, recorded its 500th retiree when the mare Pumped left the track at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., for the last time on Dec. 24. A 6-year-old daughter ... Read More


Expanding the Effort

January 01, 2011

I believe that, in their hearts, every true horseman would like to see the perceived need for equine slaughter eliminated, even those who support it as the only practical way to deal with "unwanted" horses in America. Now, a unique opportunity... Read More


Financial Grants Awarded to Horse Rescues

December 18, 2010

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has distributed financial grants to more than 30 equine rescue groups. The grants were made possible by a horseback riding fundraiser organized by the American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA)... Read More


Connections of Breeders' Cup Starters Pledge to Give Back

November 04, 2010

After raising $47,000 in pledges from the 2009 Breeders' Cup, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is well on its way to doing the same--if not more--this year.... Read More


Arizona Registry Lists Horse Rescues

November 01, 2010

Rescue operators in Arizona whose organizations meet specific corporate and care standards can now register with the state Department of Agriculture for inclusion in an online listing of sanctioned equine rescues in that state. Arizona... Read More


Unwanted Horses: Rescue and Sanctuary Organizations Unable to Keep Up

October 07, 2010

Each year there are about 100,000 unwanted horses in the United States, too many for the registered equine rescue and sanctuary groups to handle, according to a recent survey by researchers at the University of California, Davis. They found that th... Read More


Considerations When Purchasing or Adopting an Ex-Racehorse for Sport

September 30, 2010

Thoroughbreds that have retired from the racetrack often transition into sport horse careers, but prospective ... Read More


Some Seized Kansas Horses Ready for New Homes

September 07, 2010

More than 40 of the 80 horses removed from a Kansas equine rescue in July are available for placement in new permanent homes. Sheriff's deputies and veterinarians removed the horses from the Winding Road Equine Rescue and Retirement facility on July... Read More