We all know there’s a stereotypical assumption about chestnut mares (for the record, I don’t buy into it!) but what about bay mares? I’ve never heard any axiom around them, so let’s make one up right now!...» Read More!
Just like a Thoroughbred coming off the track, sometimes a little downtime can be very beneficial! OTTB Wishlist has been on hiatus — just hanging out in the paddock on holiday, if you will —...» Read More!
On the hunt for an off-the-track-Thoroughbred? There’s an app for that now! Meet OTTB United, a sleek new app founded by Amy Rubin and developed in partnership with the Retired Racehorse Project to connect (or unite,...» Read More!
Not every available OTTB is straight off the track and green as grass. Many of the aftercare organizations whose horses we feature week after week take great care to give their charges the best possible beginning...» Read More!
Just in time for a long holiday weekend, the rulebook for the 2021 iteration of the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover has been released! 2021 will be the biggest year for the Makeover yet, as...» Read More!
Since 2009, trainers and owners of horses bound for one of the biggest races of the year have pledged a portion of their hoped-for winnings to Thoroughbred aftercare through the New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge...» Read More!
It’s been a stressful week, no? It may not be the healthiest coping method, but sometimes when the going gets tough the tough go … shopping. And what kind of shopping is the best kind...» Read More!
Fall has well and truly set in and as the mornings grow colder winter grows closer, which means that racing meets are beginning to wrap up for the season — particularly more Northern ones. Finger Lakes...» Read More!
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 20th for an uplifting and educational evening on behalf of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) Second Chances program, which pairs vocational training in horse care for prison inmates with...» Read More!
It’s a bummer that the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover can’t happen in person this year, but the two-for-one Makeover that will showcase both 2020 and 2021 eligible horses next year sure is something to...» Read More!
Has anyone else begun to notice just a hint of fall color peaking out from the tree tops? The cooler evenings and ever-so slightly fuzzier ponies are a sure sign that summer is signing off and...» Read More!
It’s Derby week! Gosh, that’s weird to say in September isn’t it? But hey, here we are in a really weird year so let’s just embrace the fact that Kentucky Derby has finally arrived. The...» Read More!
It was a quiet couple of months for Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds Inc., a non-profit organization that has been helping trainers rehome racehorses at the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York since 2012....» Read More!
Who wants to win some swag? To celebrate the release of OTTB branded FLAIR Strips, our friends at the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) are offering the chance to win a gift basket full of goodies...» Read More!
The Jockey Club’s 68th Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing will be held virtually this Sunday, August 16th at 10 a.m. EDT. And what matters currently pertain to racing, you might ask? This year’s topics...» Read More!
For last week’s OTTB Wishlist, we made a virtual visit to Colorado to take a peek at three good-looking horses listed by CANTER. This week we’re zipping east where there’s another lovely contingent of horses...» Read More!
Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colorado is currently in the midst of its live racing season, which ends on August 26th. The track is closed to spectators due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the fine folks of...» Read More!
You know that here on EN we absolutely love a pocket rocket who can jump the moon! This week we were lucky enough to find three good-looking OTTBs under 16-hands. One is still racing right...» Read More!
Sweet tooth, anyone? Regardless of whether you’d like to get your hands on some Hershey’s or Nestles or, of course, Mars confections you’re definitely going to want to get your hands on our three chocolatey...» Read More!
My sister has been trying to adopt a dog for a past few months, subsequent to the passing of our elderly family dog earlier this year. It turns out, though, that everyone and their brother...» Read More!
There are a couple different definitions of “war horse,” as it it pertains to racing Thoroughbreds. Commonly, it’s a term use for horses who have left the startbox 50 or more times (though I’ve also...» Read More!
It’s going to be a Kentucky Derby like no other this year, but we knew that upon the announcement that it was going to be postponed from the traditional first Saturday in May to the...» Read More!
A racing legend needs a little help from his friends and fans to get by. 80-year-old Bill Turner — who trained the great Seattle Slew and is the oldest living Triple Crown-winning trainer — is...» Read More!