all in Aftercare

If you think of Victoria racing in Australia, the Melbourne Cup is almost certainly the first thing to pop into your mind. But did you know the Australian state’s Racing Victoria organization is also a big supporter of racehorse aftercare and even has an aftercare program called Off The Track?

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Youth Ambassador Program applications are due Oct. 1.

Introduced in 2016, the T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program selects 12 Youth Ambassadors on an annual basis to positively represent T.I.P. and the Thoroughbred breed.

Racing’s elite collided with the likes of Olympians for the Real Rider Cup to benefit Retired Racehorse Project on Sunday, in an event at Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, Pa. Jockeys, veterinarians, owners, and trainers competed on teams riding off-track Thoroughbreds in a jumper face-off. Pride was on the line as riders were tasked with jumping a course the fastest and without knocking down any rails. The fastest combined teams took home blue ribbons.

Final results:

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced the 2017 recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, including a police horse who has worked crowd control at the Super Bowl.

What does it feel like to not fit in somewhere?  It is an uncomfortable situation to be a square peg in a world that is expecting circles and conformity. It’s an awkward feeling that is sometimes overwhelming.  Imagine a child who is locked inside their thoughts and feelings meeting a horse for the first time. As the gentle horse looks at the child with their luminous soft eyes, there is an innate nonverbal connection. People who have witnessed this magical moment often comment that it was as if the horse knew exactly what the child needed.

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