The Retired Racehorse Training Project Thoroughbred Makeover & National Symposium is being held at Pimlico Racecourse today. The organizers have been kind enough to provide a live stream of the happenings today. You can watch...» Read More!
As many of you know from reading my posts, Thoroughbreds play a huge role in my life as an eventing trainer and rider. I am a huge fan of the breed, and I love bringing...» Read More!
I hope you’ve all been following Jenni’s coverage of the 100 Day Challenge for four special horses in the Retired Racehorse Training Project, because it’s fascinating. However, EN is not the only one taking a...» Read More!
Steuart Pittman is well-known for his remarkable Thoroughbred eventing stallion, Salute the Truth. I had the pleasure of meeting Steuart at an Area VIII young rider clinic several years ago, and still remember that...» Read More!
The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) is pleased to announce the election of a new board chair, Sue Smith, and vice chair, Richard Lamb, along with the addition of three new board members: Malinda Lawrence, JudithAnn...» Read More!
The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) proudly presented the $5,000 Highpoint Thoroughbred Award at the 2021 LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field in Aiken, SC on Saturday, March 6. Holly Jacks-Smither and More Inspiration took top...» Read More!
The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) welcomes today 484 accepted applications, representing 480 unique trainers and teams, to the 2021 class of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The Thoroughbred...» Read More!
We know that many of our readers are actively aiming for the 2020 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Oct. 7-10, 2020. Accordingly, we are happy to...» Read More!
If you’ve ever wanted to cheer your own racehorse down the stretch but haven’t wanted to make the financial investment, this could be your chance. Wasabi Ventures Stables, a company that takes “a startup approach” to...» Read More!
If you’ve been thinking about participating in the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover, your opportunity is coming up! Trainer applications for the 2018 edition of the event open this Friday, December 1st, and updated rules...» Read More!
If you’re a fan of Thoroughbreds, you’ll want to keep this list handy so you know who to cheer for on cross-country day! The stories of the 2017 Thoroughbreds of Rolex are as different as...» Read More!
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!
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!
We’re just days away now from the four Thoroughbreds of the Retired Racehorse Training Project’s 100-Day Challenge making their debut at the Maryland Horse World Expo. All the horses have been free jumping in preparation...» Read More!
All four of the horses competing in the Retired Racehorse Training Project’s 100-Day Thoroughbred Challenge are now into their first week of training at Steuart Pittman’s Dodon Farm. The 100-Day Challenge is running in lieu...» Read More!
After “many hours of hunting,” our friends at the Retired Racehorse Training Project have compiled an awesome list, complete with pedigrees and earnings, of the 24 OTTBs entered at Rolex. With names like Clifton Promise, Parklane...» Read More!
The off-track Thoroughbreds from last year’s Retired Racehorse Training Project Thoroughbred Makeover showed off their new skills at the Maryland Horse World Expo last weekend....» 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!
How are you enjoying your Rolex weekend so far, EN? It certainly is an exciting weekend so far, and currently the riders wearing the red, white, and blue are throwing down in the sandbox. There...» Read More!
We knew it was going to be a long shot for Boyd Martin to ride at Rolex, and he’s now officially made the call that he’ll sit out at Kentucky. Phillip Dutton will ride Trading...» Read More!
Yesterday the Retired Racehorse Training Project (RRTP) released the results of a study — the first of its kind — exploring the pipeline that connects Thoroughbred ex-racers with new careers. Owners of 4,200 OTTBs in...» Read More!
Polar vortex, be gone! I’ve spent the majority of this week completing my move to the other (cooler?) side of Missouri, and the fact that we were locked in a battle against the snow drifts...» Read More!
Somewhere, people are splashing through the Caribbean with horses. I am not one of them. But it’s nice to dream. Today’s news includes dreams of August one-stars, better lives for OTTBs and a nod from...» Read More!