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Education

Track Life

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The Claiming Game

Understand this unique type of race, its benefits and its specifications. SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is the only publication focused on the Thoroughbred in equestrian…
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Developing Young Racehorses

Seabiscuit, the popular runner in the 1930s who became the subject of a bestselling book in 1999 and a major movie in 2003, raced 35 times as a 2-year-old. That didn’t stop him from competing a total of 89 times…
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International Aftercare Successes

How racing and aftercare organizations around the world are making strides to care for horses once their racing careers end SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is…
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Growing Up in the Bluegrass

Why Central Kentucky is a prime breeding ground for Thoroughbred racehorses SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is the only publication focused on the Thoroughbred in equestrian…
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Grooming on the Track

Racehorses, just like riding and show horses, get groomed to the nines…
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The Art of Galloping

Learn how jockeys and exercise riders communicate with their horses during training and races SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is the only publication focused on the…
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Backing and Starting Racehorses

Learn how one husband and wife duo gives future racehorses a sound start for the track and beyond SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is the only…
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Groom Like a Sales Groom

Tips and tricks from two seasoned Thoroughbred sales grooms that equestrians can use for their show ring prep…
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Shared Success

Experience the joys of racehorse ownership through partnerships and microshares…
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Understanding Thoroughbred Sales

What happens when a future racehorse is offered at public auction…
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Paddock Schooling

The paddock provides a space for bettors and racing interests to evaluate horses…
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Registering Racehorses

A Thoroughbred’s paper trail begins at conception and continues through his racing career…
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From Track to Shed

How top colts establish themselves as breeding stallion prospects…
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Changing Leads

Racehorses learn to do flying lead changes from an early age…
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How Racehorses Travel

On the road or in the skies, privately or commercially, many racehorses are frequent travelers…
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Place Your Bets

A guide to handicapping a horse race that any Thoroughbred fan can follow…
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Racehorse Recovery

Steps trainers and grooms take to help racehorses cool down and recover after a strenuous workout or race…
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Inside a Thoroughbred Nursery

How your OTTB arrived and was raised.…
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What Racehorses Wear

Specialized tack and equipment help horses run their best race…
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How Racehorses Are Handled

The way your OTTB was groomed, ridden and managed at the track will differ — for better or worse — from his new routine as a riding horse…
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Name That Racehorse

Racehorse naming is both an art and a science … and a lot of fun…
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A Racehorse’s Best Friend

Track ponies play important roles both on training and race days…
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Managing Limb Deviations in Foals

Chances are, your OTTB was managed carefully to ensure he grew up with well-balanced limbs…
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Understanding Racing Levels

What do those jargony race records really mean?…
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