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Texas Thoroughbred President Hal Wiggins presents the TCA Award of Merit to Jennifer Gibbs of LOPE. Photo credit: Gay Glazbrook

Charities run, shine, break ground for t’breds

TRF hosts Run for the Horses SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.— The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has expanded the mission of its annual 5K Run/Walk for the Horses to support all local racehorse welfare organizations. The Sixth Annual Run for the Horses, which has been selected as a Saratoga Centennial Event, will be held Saturday morning, September 5, 2015 at the Orenda Pavilion at the Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs. The 5K course is certified and all proceeds benefit local non-profits that rescue and provide second careers or homes for ex-racehorses. “It’s all about the horses. To help more horses, we […]

Prince of Rhodes and owner/rider Ed Schlairet enjoy a relaxing moment at the water's edge.

Photo of the Week: Prince of tides

Prince of Rhodes is a testament to how great an older racehorse can be, says his owner Ed Schlairet. Pictured at Caesar Creek State Park in Ohio on a blustery cold day, the pair watched the waves roll across the lake before taking a walk through the water. The pair enjoys trail riding for miles and when they’re in the mood for competition, they participate in gymkhana series shows, says Schlairet, who notes that Prince has taken a turn working at a kids summer camp, and is still unbeatable in a friendly horse race between friends. “He has taught more […]

Big Brown, winner of the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, and sire of 2015 Kentucky Derby contender Dortmund, has been offered for a free breeding to a NY claiming mare.

Big Brown waives stud fee for T’bred advocates

A chance to breed a retired N.Y. racemare— free of charge— to 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Big Brown, the sire of 2015 Derby favorite Dortmund, has been offered to philanthropic horsemen as a reward for their efforts last month to do right by the same racemare. Following the successful effort by Dallas horseman John Murrell and New York trainer Carl Domino to claim back race mare Rock N Cozy from race trainer David Jacobson last month, Big Brown’s people stepped up with an offer. Sunrise Stallions GM Eric Bishop, upon learning how Murrell and Domino claimed back the […]