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Aftercare

Providing the best possible care for Thoroughbreds before, during, and after their racing careers is vital to the industry.
Aftercare encompasses the retraining, rehoming, and continued care of racehorses after they retire from the racetrack.
There are hundreds of aftercare initiatives and facilities across the country.
Check out our recent blog posts below throughout the season to learn more about the important work of various racehorse continued care initiatives. Select “Read More” below to see all our Aftercare blog posts.

Education Blogs

Foal Patrol Season 5 will highlight many facets of the Thoroughbred's life, from foaling through retirement. In partnership with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), we will post information about aftercare efforts throughout the season, so check in often for TAA success stories, aftercare features, and TAA-accredited organization spotlights.

Click below to enjoy the first TAA installment:

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How does 1997 U.S. Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, and Hall of Famer Silver Charm spend his days now? In this article from The Horsemen’s Journal, author Rick Capone gives us a glimpse into the life of Silver Charm, a perennial retiree favorite at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky. We thank Denis Blake and Rick Capone for sharing this article with us.

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