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Thoroughbred Incentive Program – Non-Competition Award Applications Available

Thoroughbred Incentive Program – Non-Competition Award Applications Available

Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program’s (T.I.P.’s) two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com. Applications are due June 30, 2018. The T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has… Read more »

Rick Violette Discusses Aftercare Progress and the Road Forward

Rick Violette Discusses Aftercare Progress and the Road Forward

By Diana Pikulski, Editor, Thoroughbred Adoption Network For more than 30 years, the thoroughbred racing industry has had various starts and stops in addressing the racehorse aftercare issue on a comprehensive basis. Charitable organizations were hard at work and raised awareness but it wasn’t until after the filly Eight Belles broke… Read more »

With Lofty Goals, Porter Starts Horse Welfare Operation

With Lofty Goals, Porter Starts Horse Welfare Operation

By Bill Finley, Thoroughbred Daily News Prominent owner Rick Porter does not believe that the slaughter of retired racehorses is an unsolvable problem. Along with Victoria Keith, the executive vice president of Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Porter has started the National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization, which he says will be an all-encompassing… Read more »

THOROUGHBRED OWNER PAM LANDIS WANTS TO CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF THOROUGHBREDS IN THE SHOW RING

THOROUGHBRED OWNER PAM LANDIS WANTS TO CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF THOROUGHBREDS IN THE SHOW RING

Easton’s Rocket aka “Rocky”, a late foal of 2012, started his racing career as a two year old and failed to break his maiden in four races. So his owner’s opted to sell him. Luckily someone saw his true potential. We spoke with his owner Pam Landis about Rocky and… Read more »

35-Year Veteran Pikulski Stepping Down At Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

35-Year Veteran Pikulski Stepping Down At Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

35-Year Veteran Pikulski Stepping Down At Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation  

Adopting Your New Thoroughbred

Adopting Your New Thoroughbred

You are ready to find your perfect horse which undoubtedly will be a Thoroughbred. You may be wondering about how to navigate the process and all the options out there. Do you buy a horse from the track or a trainer? Would it be possible to adopt a Thoroughbred that… Read more »

Welcome Hart for Horses

Welcome Hart for Horses

Located in Cocoa FL, Hart for Horses is dedicated to fostering new beginnings and second careers for retired Thoroughbred racehorses. In addition, they provide education and outreach to improve the lives of those in their community and the lives of the equine athletes they rescue. Read their organization’s mission and view… Read more »

Thoroughbred Makeover Trainer Applications Increase by 38 Percent

Thoroughbred Makeover Trainer Applications Increase by 38 Percent

Organizers of the Thoroughbred Makeover saw a 38 percent increase in the number of trainers who applied for the 2018 competition, now in its fourth year in its current format at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The application period ran from Dec. 1 to Jan. 15. The Thoroughbred… Read more »

To Save a Life: The Greatest Feeling in Racing

To Save a Life: The Greatest Feeling in Racing

http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-steve-haskin/archive/2018/01/16/to-save-a-life-the-greatest-feeling-in-racing.aspx  

FLTRAC and TRF

FLTRAC and TRF

From Florida To Puerto Rico And Back: Immortal Wink Finds New Job In Inmate Vocational Program

Horse Racing News from Paulick Report

Horse Racing News from Paulick Report

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Puerto Rico’s Equine Recovery In Transition  

Thoroughbred, as hotel guest

Thoroughbred, as hotel guest

Thoroughbred Rescues in the Caribbean Need Your Help

Thoroughbred Rescues in the Caribbean Need Your Help

I think we can assume that these folks are having a tough time, and will continue to struggle for some time to come. There are plenty of organizations that need your help, whether for Houston or The Keys or wherever… but please don’t forget these organizations – so many of… Read more »

Thoroughbred Adoption Network Success Story: Bigger Is Bettor

Thoroughbred Adoption Network Success Story: Bigger Is Bettor

It was his handsome appearance that first captured the attention of 19-year-old Rue Carmen, an engineering student and member of the Equestrian Team at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. “I was on the internet looking for a horse,” Carmen said. “I was looking for a project horse, one… Read more »

Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare – Welcome!

Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare – Welcome!

Consider adopting a horse from the islands! We are pleased to have Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare (CTA) join our growing family of Thoroughbred rescue and retraining centers. Did you know that hundreds of Thoroughbred racehorses bred in the States arrive in Puerto Rico and surrounding islands each year? Plus, all of… Read more »

Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care) – Coming Soon

We are pleased to welcome Florida TRAC as a listing organization. Check back soon to view their horses! Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aftercare, retraining and adoptive services to Thoroughbred racehorses at the end their racing careers. Located near Palm City,… Read more »

Welcome New Vocations

Welcome New Vocations

Thoroughbred Adoption Network welcomes New Vocations’ horses to our adoptable horse listings! New Vocations is The Nation’s Largest Racehorse Adoption Program. Browse their listings here, and be sure to visit their website for additional listings and adoption information.

Another Adoption from Thoroughbred Adoption Network

Another Adoption from Thoroughbred Adoption Network

Congratulations TRF and good luck to Dance Vice and his new owners!

Back On Track Products USA

We’re very happy to report that Back On Track Products USA has joined Thoroughbred Adoption Network as a website sponsor! Back on Track creates products that help people, horses and dogs achieve a more active and comfortable life. If you aren’t already familiar with Back On Track’s line of products… Read more »

TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program

Thoroughbred Adoption Network has a new website sponsor! TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc. was created to promote second careers for retired Thoroughbred racehorses as hunters and jumpers. Supported by members of the racing and breeding industries, the program rewards those who compete on Thoroughbreds with awards and prize money… Read more »

SAFE | Save a Forgotten Equine

SAFE | Save a Forgotten Equine

A warm welcome to our newest member! Since 2005, Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE) has been rescuing and rehabilitating horses that have been starved, neglected, abused or are unwanted. Located in Redmond, Washington; SAFE has extensive experience in equine rehabilitation and have successfully brought many neglected horses back from the brink… Read more »

Welcome – Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, Inc. (FLTAP)

Welcome – Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, Inc. (FLTAP)

Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, Inc. (FLTAP) is part of the Thoroughbred Adoption Network! Whether you’re in the market for an OTTB or not, have a look at these horses and you’ll see the expert training and care they receive as they transition into their new lives. If you ARE… Read more »

Adopted!

Adopted!

Great news, our first horse adopted since the re-launch of Thoroughbred Adoption Network. A big thank you to Sara Davenport and Kim Wilkins of Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, and of course to Bigger is Bettor and his new family.

Do You Have an Ex-Racehorse That Needs a Good Home?

Many Thoroughbreds ex-racehorses destined for slaughter are rescued by individuals outside of rescue/retirement organizations. Some individuals have purchased retired racehorses at auction, others have stepped in to help in the case of local humane services seizures. When these individual find that they are unable to keep their ex-racehorse for any reason, finding… Read more »