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What Happened Next for These Famous Former Racehorses

Even non-racing and non-horse fans know the names of famous racehorses — especially those who have won the Kentucky Derby. But what happens after a horse’s racing career is done? Learn what these famous horses went on to do.

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Kentucky Derby 2022: Everything We Know So Far

The Run for the Roses is coming up in less than two weeks. Here’s a bit of background as well as what we know now. 

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Op-Ed: Has Bob Baffert Jumped the Shark?

Animal Wellness Action’s Marty Irby offers a retrospective on the career of Bob Baffert and wonders about the

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The Horse’s Quality of Life & Role in Society: Then vs Now

Horses have been a part of human life for over 6000 years, but has their quality of life

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SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Gaining Some Peace of Mind

“In the first seven months of owning Leira, she colicked five times… Between each colic episode, we frantically

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U.S. Horse Racing Should Remember Washington Post Editorial: ‘Horse Racing Has Outlived Its Time’

Animal Wellness Action’s Marty Irby has been following the progress of American horse racing closely. Given the developments

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Op-Ed: American Horse Racing Scandals Continue to Pile Up Alongside Track Deaths

Marty Irby of Animal Wellness Action makes a plea to stamp out doping and end the drum beat of

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50th Anniversary of Wild Horse Protection Law Coincides With Largest-Ever Removal

Although the 50th anniversary of the Wild Horse Protection Law just passed, Wyoming’s Mustangs are scheduled for one

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Lessons of Grit and Grace: Kate & Luis

“I have used this event to set goals for myself and it has kept me on track to

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Congressional Proposals to Fund Federal Government in 2022 Include Significant Wins for Horses

Here’s a breakdown of the provisions included in Congressional appropriations for 2022 that show progress for equine welfare.

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Desert Gallop

“They’re gonna run. We don’t want ‘em to but they will. Especially with that gray leading the pack.

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Two Weeks Later: Britany & Kittie

Two weeks after the Mega Mageover, Britany looks back on her experience at the Kentucky Horse Park. Her

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The Death of a Dream: Libby & Spider

“I wanted to be one of the cool kids that actually made it there, even if we were

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Feds Launch Unprecedented Push To Remove Wild Horses From Western Rangelands

Dr. Joanna Grossman shares her thoughts on the latest push to remove wild horses from the western states.

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The Fall

In this excerpt from his adventure memoir On the Hoof, author Jesse McNeil shares a heart-stopping moment early

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Staying in the Mental Game With Reflections: Kate & Luis

“I am just too close to the day to day. Feeding, watering, grooming, trimming, handling, and riding. I

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Showing Heart: Britany & Kittie

“Every single OTTB I’ve ever worked with has had that in common. They try their hearts out and

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7 Tips for Giving Your Young Horse a Positive Show Experience

Heading to a show with a green horse? Take this advice from Shannon Riley of Infinity Sport Horse

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Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Allows Convicted Horse Abuser Jackie McConnell to Return While Reform Efforts Continue to Fail

“Allowing McConnell to return is a disgrace that has given both the Celebration and Governor Bill Lee, who

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Daniel Bluman Wins $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix

Dr. Gregory Beroza, aka the HorseDoc® ‘Talking Horses’®, reports ringside from the 2021 Hampton Classic.

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Tell a Gelding, Ask a Mare: Michelle & Peewee & Sadie

“My two horses … could not be more different. Sadie has a distinct go button and is game

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Mental Preparation: Libby & Spider

Mentally preparing for a show can be just as — or more! — difficult than physically preparing. Today,

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Shop for a Cause With The Compton Cowboys and Corro

“The streets raised us. Horses saved us.” The Compton Cowboys is an organization that is committed to uplifting its community with

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A Yoga Pose To Keep Your Hips and Lower Back Happy

In this excerpt from her book Yoga for Riders, horsewoman and yoga teacher Cathy Woods explains how to

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It Takes a Village: Catherine & Nova

For many Makeover trainers, their journey does not take them down the path they expect. However, no matter

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