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By Susan Salk on November 23, 2016
As part of a growing effort by the Thoroughbred industry to take care of retiring racehorses coming off the track, eight Thoroughbred charities were just recently added to a growing network of facilities deemed to have met the “high bar” of best practices and standards for Thoroughbred aftercare. Following on-site inspections of both horses and farms, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance welcomed eight Thoroughbred charities into the fold for the first time, as well as 19 previously accredited charities. The designations bring the total number of TAA-accredited Thoroughbred charities to 64, says Stacie Clark Rogers, operations consultant. The accreditation, which indicates […]
By Susan Salk on November 22, 2016
Nearly six months since setting out from California —on horseback— to tackle the ride of a lifetime across the United States, Valerie Ashker and Peter Friedman completed the 3,300-mile journey last weekend at Virginia’s Middleburg Training Track. Ashker’s daughter and four-star Eventer Laine Ashker wept with joy, as friends, family and supporters gathered to welcome the tired travelers, and thousands more watched online, as the two unflappable Thoroughbred ex-racehorses trotted onto the track as if they’d just come in from a hack. Glistening in good health, and sporting robust figures, Primitivo, 7, and Solar Express, 17, carried Ashker and Friedman […]
By Edited Press Release on November 21, 2016
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital recently announce it opened the doors of its revamped Wellington facility to clients on Nov. 18. The world-renowned equine hospital, which is in the process of updating the current facility with a new surgical center, is looking forward to supporting the equestrian community of Florida by providing emergency and elective surgical procedures, as well as advanced diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, podiatry, and ambulatory services, according to a press release. The treatment center is located on SouthShore Boulevard in Wellington. “We are excited to expand our services to Wellington on a year round basis,” said managing partner Scott Pierce, […]