With the spotlight on the numerous breakdowns at the Santa Anita Racetrack, the Thoroughbred racing industry has reached a pivotal moment. It’s time to make decisions to ensure the health of the racehorses.
Every Friday, Horse Nation teams up with Ovation Riding to spotlight an individual or organization doing good work in the horse world. Today, we’re recognizing the National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization.
“We believe for too long the conversation has been driven by outside forces. We feel there’s an equally important story to be told, and that’s the one of tens of thousands who live, breathe and sleep horses. For them, this isn’t a job, it’s a way of life.”
On her whirlwind tour of several Lexington-area Thoroughbred farms, Kristen Kovatch saw a little bit of everything. In Part II of her trip notes, she visits a small family mare operation and perhaps the world’s largest hobby farm.
From historic farms to glamorous operations to retirement homes, Kristen Kovatch saw a little bit of everything on a recent trip to Lexington, Kentucky. In Part I of her trip notes, she visits Claiborne Farm, home to legends.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has teamed up with Thoroughbred breeders all over the East Coast to present Foal Patrol, giving the public live camera access to the birth of the next generation.