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Makeover Watchlist: [Western] Dressage

The Dressage division at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium includes Western Dressage as an option this year. Competitors will complete their choice of USEF Training Level Test 2 or Western Dressage Association of America Basic Level Test 1 and perform a five-minute demonstration ride to showcase their horse’s training progress. The… Continue reading Makeover Watchlist: [Western] Dressage

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A Day in the Life of a Racehorse

Ever wonder what it is like to be a racehorse? Racehorses are trained according to individualized schedules that steadily increase their fitness and capacity to handle the stresses of racing. Below, we have detailed a typical day, week, month, and year in the life of a racehorse. - a day in the life of a… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Racehorse

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Conquistador Cielo: The Belmont Winner’s Descendants are Conquering the Arena

Conquistador Cielo was bred by Lewis E. Iandoli and foaled in Florida in 1979. He was by Mr. Prospector, a legendary sire of sires, and out of K D Kindness, a race-winning mare by Bold Commander. His pedigree also included Native Dancer, Nashua, Bold Ruler, and Turn-to. He was a dark bay with a big… Continue reading Conquistador Cielo: The Belmont Winner’s Descendants are Conquering the Arena

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OTTBs Down Under: Australian Thoroughbreds Winning in Rodeo

Horse racing is the third most attended spectator sport in Australia, behind only football and rugby. There are about 360 registered racecourses throughout the county, with the highest concentration of Thoroughbred farms and racecourses located in the three eastern states of Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. The W.S. Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racing… Continue reading OTTBs Down Under: Australian Thoroughbreds Winning in Rodeo

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Going Pro: Thoroughbreds in the WPRA

The members of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) are some of the best rodeo athletes in the world. The WPRA sanctions the barrel racing at the most prestigious rodeos in North America and crowns a World Champion Barrel Racer at the end of every season. To compete at this elite level, riders need horses… Continue reading Going Pro: Thoroughbreds in the WPRA