Thoroughbreds

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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

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World Horse Welfare Collaborates with Racehorse Charity

November 16, 2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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'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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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ASPCA Celebrates Five Years of 'Rescuing Racers'

July 30, 2014

The ASPCA has granted over $1.7 million to rescue groups since launching the Rescuing Racers Initiative.... Read More

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New Vocations Receives Grant for Thoroughbred Aftercare

July 18, 2014

The ASPCA grant will aid in rehabilitating Thoroughbreds retiring from the racetrack.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Turf Winner Prized Euthanized at 28

July 15, 2014

Prized was euthanized July 13 at Old Friends retirement facility due to infirmities of old age.... Read More

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The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot

July 14, 2014

The Thoroughbred hoof's thin walls and sole make it susceptible to trauma and capsule distortion.... Read More

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Blue Horse Charities Merging Efforts with TAA

July 13, 2014

The charities provides funds help organizations rehabilitating, retraining, and adopting out Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Project Launches Thoroughbred Contest

July 10, 2014

Ten ex-racehorses will be trained in ten disciplines by ten prominent trainers for a purse of $10,000. ... Read More

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National Uniform Medication Program for Racing Gets Push

July 03, 2014

American Horse Council convention attendees discussed medication program during forums and conversations.... Read More

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Australian Racehorse Owners Now Must Report Horse Retirement

July 03, 2014

Owners must report Thoroughbred racehorse retirement within 30 days under a new Australian Racing Board rule.... Read More

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TIP Performance Awards Enhanced for 2014

June 27, 2014

This Jockey Club program recognizes Thoroughbreds' versatility at sanctioned horse shows.... Read More