With The Makeover being just over a month away, we are all busy preparing our OTTBs for their final outings, and polishing up areas that need improvement. Kelly Giunta and Robbie Jones are headed to...» Read More!
For trainers accepted to the hybrid 2020/2021 Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, the work continues after a weird last year. The 2021 event will take place at...» Read More!
It’s no secret that I sit on a lot of green horses. Over the years, working with babies has proven to be my niche. Whether completely un-started or just beginning a new career, I’ve found...» Read More!
On the 2nd of February, 794 lucky equestrians across America found out that they’d be taking part in this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover and, as such, playing a pivotal role in demonstrating how game and multi-talented...» Read More!
On Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, the internet was on fire with celebratory posts like “I got in! I’m accepted into the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover 2018!” In fact, 794 trainers likely made such an...» Read More!
The Thoroughbred is one of the most prominent breeds in the sport of eventing — and in the horse world in general. Without this fiercely athletic breed, we would not have many of the champions...» Read More!
Eventing is indirectly impacted by the racing industry since many of our beloved equine partners are found through contacts at various race tracks around the country. The promotion of the OTTB is in full-force...» 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!
Fall is a time of endings and new beginnings, from the turning of the leaves and new school year, to some training seasons picking up while other show seasons draw to a close. While this last...» Read More!
Did everyone see the costume contest action from Roebke’s Run Horse Trials? Riders, horses, and dogs got decked out in their best “Over the Border” finery for the chance to win some big cash prizes at the...» Read More!
After Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, I’ve been thinking a lot about Throughbred racing and the horses around which the sport is based. These athletes do go through so much at such a young age, and I...» Read More!
This past Sunday was Minnesota’s Carriage House Combined Test, my first recognized show with Onyx. I’m proud to report that not only did we survive the heavy rains that threatened to wash away his stout little body, but we also...» Read More!
In honor of Kentucky Derby Day, I thought we would take some time to look at the extraordinary animal that gives us goosebumps in more than a few ways: the Thoroughbred. Widely regarded as one...» Read More!
I admit it, I am a TB aficionado. I didn’t start that way– my eventing career began with Quarter Horses, I’m proud to say– but when my first Thoroughbred took me to the upper levels,...» Read More!
I’ve spent the last few days trying to wrap my head around this whole thing. Being as I live right in the heart of horse country, Thoroughbreds in particular, a blow pointed at the industry...» Read More!
Brr. Yet another week of subzero temperatures and layering blankets on cranky horses while my extremities go numb. Riding lessons and training sessions have been canceled yet again, while cold-induced cabin fever eats away at...» Read More!
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters announced the finalists for the 2013 Eclipse Awards...» Read More!
Friend of EN Fran Jurga shared a fascinating Smithsonian.com story on her Scoop.it page today. Aptly titled “The Supreme Beauty of Horses in the Womb,” the story features images by photographer Tim Flach of a...» Read More!
Being a thoroughbred lover for most of my life, I have always found it easy to love and admire the great breed. I have often had people asking me about the breed’s sanity, and it...» Read More!
Like the best horse people, they just couldn’t limit themselves to one discipline. The people at ReRun, Inc., who auction off Moneigh paintings by famous racers to raise money for their Thoroughbred rehab, retrain...» Read More!