Inside Aftercare

Secretariat Center Joins Horse Country to Promote OTTBs

Since launching tours in 2015, Horse Country has given the public an opportunity to see inside Kentucky's top breeding farms where Thoroughbreds are foaled and raised—but now they are adding another location to show what happens to Thoroughbreds once their racing careers are finished. Starting March 18 through the "Meet The Neighbors" tour, the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) will be opening... Read More

Ex-Racehorses Keep Racegoers Safe in Australia

A group of off-track Thoroughbreds in Sydney, Australia has found a second career not too far from their first one. The Australian Turf Club's Mounted Security Division, which was formed in 2010 to patrol race days and other events at the four area tracks, uses former racehorses as their mounts of choice. ... Read More

The Seal of Approval

If you're looking to make a donation to a charity, one of the biggest factors is finding out how that organization spends its money. Look at organizations who are accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and are grant recipients from Thoroughbred Charities of America. Both organizations, although slightly different in their mission--TCA grants money, while TAA grants funds and gives accreditation--have lengthy application processes that require disclosure of everything from equine inventories and employees to spending and adoption policies. ... Read More

Q&A: The Makeover Effect on the Market

As the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover is shaping up to be the largest in its relatively short history, Erin Shea of BloodHorse talked to RRP's president, Steuart Pittman, about the effect the event has had on the off-track Thoroughbred market throughout the last few years. ... Read More

Aftercare Buzz at the World’s Richest Race

By: Erin Shea, @BH_EShea The inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park created a whole lot of buzz with its unique set up, the rematch between California Chrome and Arrogate , the largest purse in the world, the Pegasus Win-Win Sweepstakes, and its own branding initiatives calling racegoers to "be part of history." However, it wasn't just the race or the sport... Read More

Building The Market for Ex-Racehorses

In the last few years Thoroughbred aftercare has evolved from a small handful of charities helping horses in need to a booming movement with its own large events, market for horses, and even off-track superstars. But those inside the aftercare industry say there is still a lot of work to be done. ... Read More

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