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Makeover Watchlist: Ranch Work

The Ranch Work division at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium combines a Ranch Riding Pattern and a Ranch Trail test. During the trail test horses could encounter several obstacles typically found on ranches including gates, bridges, logs, and cattle. Horses are judged on their willingness to move forward and responsiveness to… Continue reading Makeover Watchlist: Ranch Work

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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‚Äôs 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