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Clovis Crane and daughter Dalia ride Yo Koffy in a Thoroughbred Makeover demonstration last year. Photo by Sue Smith

$100K OTTB makeover project gains key sponsor

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) jointly announced last week that TCA will be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. on October 27-30. The TCA Thoroughbred Makeover features 478 trainers from across North America who are working throughout the year to prepare recently retired Thoroughbred racehorses to compete for more than $100,000 in ten equestrian disciplines. “The Thoroughbred Makeover is an important part of aftercare as it works to create a demand for Thoroughbreds in various disciplines,” said TCA president elect Michael McMahon. “With a demand and market […]

Leonard "Lenny" Hale took over the reins at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation last year. The longtime pillar in the racing industry has been fascinated with horses since he was a child.

Lenny Hale: Leaping in to lead 900-horse charity

A Maryland horseman, longtime racing industry pillar, and chairman of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) board got his start with horses out behind an old military-style prep school, jumping 10-foot ditches with legendary equestrian Bruce Davidson. Leonard C. “Lenny” Hale, the CEO, president and chairman of the board of the nation’s oldest and largest Thoroughbred charity was in his late teens, out riding his Thoroughbred when the future Olympian happened by, and watched Hale and his mount clear the gash in the earth behind the McDonogh School in Maryland. “I’d just galloped down to the ditch and jumped it. This […]