Inside Aftercare

Inside Aftercare is a weekly feature in the BloodHorse Daily focusing on new aftercare initiatives and off-track Thoroughbred stories.

February 2018 - Posts

Turf Paradise Makes it Easy to Donate to Aftercare

By: Erin Shea Inspired by what he experienced while wagering at the 2017 Breeders' Cup at Del Mar , Bob Hutton returned to Arizona with an idea to raise money for Thoroughbred aftercare. Hutton, the president of the Arizona Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association, was making wagers on AmTote machines that had a pop-up interface to ask bettors if they would like to donate a portion of their... Read More

Millionaire Grand Arch Starts New Career With MacHarg

By: Erin Shea, @BH_EShea Sarah MacHarg was searching for a potential 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover horse while spending time with friends who worked at Jim and Susan Hill's Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky. While waiting for her friends to finish their day's work, she noticed a playful horse. "He was very cheeky and very cat and mouse. He would try to get you to come to his stall," she said. "And if I walked... Read More

Former Puerto Rico Runner Settles in at Rose Bower

By: Erin Shea, @BH_EShea Ten Tequilas is just the kind of horse Barbara Luna has a soft spot for. The former program administrator for Turning for Home—a program at Parx Racing that helps retiring horses find a place to land off the track—founded War Horses at Rose Bower in 2013 to assist retiring "war horses." Luna specifically looks to help horses that are 7 years old and up with at least 70 starts... Read More

TIP Grows But Doesn't Ignore Non-Competition Riders

By: Erin Shea, @BH_EShea In only six years The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program—a program that offers annual awards for off-track Thoroughbreds to encourage the retraining of racehorses—has grown from offering awards and classes at 150 horse shows to 1,200 shows in 42 states and six Canadian provinces for 2018. In those six years, fueled by major strides in Thoroughbred aftercare, T.I.P... Read More

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