Thoroughbreds have long been the standout breed at all levels in eventing, and in the last several years we have seen a heavy increase in the popularity of the Thoroughbred ex-racehorse in the sport. According...» Read More!
As an eventer based in Lexington, Kentucky — the heart of Thoroughbred country — Cathy Wieschhoff has plenty of experience with OTTBs. Retired Racehorse Project caught up with Cathy, a three-time Rolex veteran, at the...» Read More!
Thoroughbreds have a long history of eating up the Rolex Kentucky cross-country track. The wide-open galloping suits them — it’s almost as if they know they’re on stage in the heart of Thoroughbred country. Yesterday...» Read More!
You know you have a horse from Florida when the only hill in Florida is very scary. Back to this in a moment. Three months ago today was Sven’s first show ever. We headed out...» Read More!
The Retired Racehorse Project has released the list of trainers that registered for this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover, which will be held October 27-30, 2016, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky....» Read More!
Before we embark upon our weekly OTTB shopping (or at least window shopping!) spree, a quick reminder that the deadline for 2016 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover trainer applications is next Monday, Jan. 31. To...» Read More!
Thinking about throwing your hat in the ring of this year’s Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover? Do it! For roundabout the cost of a regular horse trial, you could not only jump-start the career of...» Read More!
One of the many divisions at last month’s TCA Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium was the freestyle, and many ex-racehorses showed off their paces in an effort to win the hearts of judges and spectators alike. Eventer...» Read More!
Popular OTTB Icabad Crane had a busy weekend in Kentucky last week, competing in the CCI* as well as putting on a couple of exhibitions for the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover. That’s what happens...» Read More!
The 2015 Thoroughbred Charities of America Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium finale takes place today at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Out of 180 starting horse and rider combinations, 30 pairs in ten disciplines...» Read More!
The 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium from the Retired Racehorse Project is officially coming upon us this weekend,...» Read More!
Hilary Popiel is training her OTTB, Four Fs and a D, or “Rusty,” in preparation for next month’s TCA Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium at the Kentucky Horse Park. In the past, Hilary has trained OTTBs to...» Read More!
From the “Sport of Kings to the Kings of Sport.” It’s a catchy slogan to go along with a challenging concept of a competition. Steuart Pittman’s brainchild, The Retired Racehorse Project, has gone from a...» Read More!
The entry list for Rolex has been set, and Thorougbred aficionados from all over have taken to poring over it for former racehorses who will be making their appearance on center line in a few...» Read More!
Margaret Rizzo had been horse shopping for a few months with no luck and was starting to lose her good humor. Local horseman David Butts said he had a couple racehorses she could come see....» Read More!
The Retired Racehorse Project officially began accepting entries for the 2015 America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest this week, with $100,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs by the top placed horses. The contest will...» Read More!
This post originally appeared on Horse Nation. The Retired Racehorse Project’s annual banner event is getting a new home. For 2015, the Thoroughbred Makeover is moving to the world-class Kentucky Horse Park facilities in 2015,...» Read More!
Anyone with experience in multiple equestrian disciplines knows there are numerous similarities in the foundations of training between each discipline. In the Retired Racehorse Project’s new docu-series, western trainer Dale Simanton travels from his ranch...» Read More!
The time has come for us to check our savings accounts and the number of empty stalls in our barns, figuring out if there’s a way to add a new horse to the herd. We’ve...» Read More!
With Icabad Crane slated to go as the last horse in yesterday’s America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest at Pimlico Race Course, Phillip Dutton knew he had to pull out all the stops to take the...» Read More!
After a long but thankfully uneventful journey back to Minnesota from the land of mouth-watering BBQ, startlingly large spiders, and Texas-sized hospitality, I feel both happy to be home and sad that the AECs are over....» Read More!
It’s that time of year, EN! The Retired Racehorse Project’s ever popular Thoroughbred Makeover — this year branded America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest — will take place this weekend at Pimlico Racecourse, with 10 off-track...» Read More!
Nobody shows up to Rolex like a thoroughbred and this year’s field is full of them. As we mentioned in our Rolex By the #s: Horse Stats post earlier this week, there are 24 thoroughbreds...» Read More!