An opinionated OTTB  at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation hopes Santa puts something good in his stocking this year because he's been very, very good!

TRF auctions exciting race legend memorabilia

Saratoga Springs, NY – Items celebrating the racing careers of such Thoroughbreds at Triple Crown winners Secretariat, American Pharoah and Affirmed, as well as legends like Man o’War and Seabiscuit will be offered during the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Annual Online Holiday Auction fundraiser that begins Monday, November 21st at 8 a.m. concluding Monday, December 5th at 10 p.m. The auction will not only will benefit the horses in the TRF herd, but will make holiday shopping for racing fans that much easier. All auction items have been donated to the TRF and proceeds from the auction will benefit the […]

Michael Blowen, left, accepts a generous donation to his Thoroughbred sanctuary Old Friends.

Spendthrift Farm donates $30K to Old Friends

Spendthrift Farm, one of the Thoroughbred industry’s leading breeding farms, has made a generous donation of $30,000 to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY. Spendthrift, owned by B. Wayne Hughes and located in Lexington, plans to donate the purse earned by a third-place finish in the inaugural “Spendthrift Stallion Stakes,” which was run at Churchill Downs on October 30. The decision was announced Nov. 25. Earlier this year, Spendthrift Farm partnered with Churchill Downs to create the Spendthrift Stallion Stakes, a $300,000-guaranteed stakes race to be run in the fall for 2-year-olds that are sired exclusively by […]

A racehorse at Delaware Park is distracted from his Jolly Ball. Next weekend, the track will be hopping as fellow racehorses are sold in a Showcase to prospective buyers.

Delaware Park offers 30+ horses for sale

Delaware Park and Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) are excited to announce the first “End of Meet Showcase,” a joint event with CANTER-Delaware (CDE) and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) on Oct. 23 at Delaware Park. Approximately 30 to 40 horses will be available for purchase, and their trainers will be on hand to answer questions. Veterinarians from Equine Vetcare of Fair Hill Training Center will be available to perform pre-purchase exams to interested buyers at cost. “This is an opportunity for Off-Track-Thoroughbred (OTTB) lovers to find their dream horse,” says Lauren Gassaway, a volunteer with CANTER-Delaware. “Delaware Park, DTHA, CANTER […]