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Left to right are Emcee for TASS Banquet, Stan Salter from Md. Horse Radio
TASS Coordinators include:
Georganne Hale, Secretary of Racing, Md. Jockey Club
Bev Strauss, MidAtlantic Horse Rescue
Jennifer Sponseller Webster, Associate Publisher, The Equiery
Fran Burns, Head Guide, Pimlico Sunrise Tours
Sue Smith, Canter, Pa.

TB Alliance Show Series fetes winners at gala

The Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series (TASS) hosted its first awards banquet Feb. 1 in a gala event that feted talented Thoroughbred-rider teams competing throughout the year in a show series that raised $30,000 for Thoroughbred charities. Approximately 130 people attended the event, which recognized the many riders and horses who rose to the top of an eight-show series throughout Maryland and Virginia, and recognized the hard work of the many people and organizations helping to retrain and re-home Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. “Our TASS Banquet was a huge success for Thoroughbreds. We worked to intertwine the connections of thoroughbred lovers, owners, trainers, […]

Press Exclusive's physical beauty belies the horror she face en route to slaughter. Her eyes still show slight tearing, from where she was trampled on a slaughter-bound truck. She is safe and thriving at Equine Advocates in Upstate N.Y. Photo by Nousha Salimi

Press Exclusive treated for ulcerated mouth

Overgrown teeth so sharp they ulcerated the mouth of the racemare, were the last things to be made right in a life gone so wrong. Before she had her mouth probed last week by a veterinary dentist, Press Exclusive had endured pain and suffering that few horses could, and still survive. Sold to slaughter after earning close to a half million on the track and then producing nine successive foals, she had fallen in the overcrowded truck racing toward Canada and was trampled beneath the hooves of other frightened horses. Her story of survival and of her rescue at the […]