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Keeneland and Partners Expand COVID-19 Support with Introduction of Nourish the Backstretch

Keeneland today announced Nourish the Backstretch, powered by Keeneland, Nourish Lexington and Blue Grass Farms Charities (BGFC), which will provide weekly meals and groceries to stable area workers at Keeneland and The Thoroughbred Center (TTC). More than 500 people are employed by trainers to care for horses at the two locations. Proceeds from wagers [...]

2020-05-05T16:05:41+00:00

Breeders’ Cup Unveils T-Shirt Design Contest in Support of COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today launches the Breeders’ Cup T-Shirt Design Contest, a charitable initiative designed to support industry workers in need while simultaneously building momentum for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The competition provides fans with the unique opportunity to create a T-Shirt design [...]

2020-05-05T14:27:11+00:00

TCA’s Horses First Fund Support Feed Assistance Program at Charles Town Racetrack

Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund has provided funding for a need-based feed assistance program at Charles Town Racetrack. The program, developed in partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Aftercare Charles Town, Charles Town Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), and Charles Town Southern States, will aid trainers facing economic hardship [...]

2020-05-05T14:19:10+00:00

Equine Equipment Launches “Now More Than Ever” Campaign, Donates to Eight Equine Charities in Florida

Pam Morrison, executive director of the Marion County Therapeutic Riding Association, with Larry Cundiff at Oxford Mower and Repair. During this unprecedented time when the entire planet is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, people are longing for good news, and the equine industry has been a shining example of the positivity that can result [...]

2020-04-28T20:02:50+00:00

Finger Lakes HBPA Sending Out Own Stimulus Checks

The horsemen’s association at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack is sending out its own version of stimulus checks this week to its racehorse owners and trainers. The Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, in conjunction with racetrack management, will send checks reflecting $25 for every start made by a trainer at the 2019 [...]

2020-04-21T19:15:05+00:00

The Interactive, Electronic Edition of The Horsemen’s Journal Spring 2020 Issue is Now Available

The interactive, electronic version of The Horsemen’s Journal’s Spring 2020 issue is now available online. It is an enhanced version of the printed magazine, which is currently being mailed. To view it, click here. Features in the issue include: Breakdown Injuries: What We Know and What We Don’t An examination of the many factors that can contribute to [...]

2020-04-07T20:36:44+00:00