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April 1, 2022

Erin O’Keefe Named RRP’s Development Director

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today that Erin O’Keefe has been hired for the new position of development director. …
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March 15, 2022

Last Chance for Spring Cleaning Sale!

It’s our LAST CHANCE on spring cleaning! Take 50% off of outerwear in the RRP Store, plus an ADDITIONAL 10% off all sale items! (10% additional savings reflected in cart.)…
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February 25, 2022

RRP Master Class at Grand-Prix Eventing Festival at Bruce’s Field Features Buck Davidson

The Retired Racehorse Project’s Master Class retraining clinic returns to the Grand-Prix Eventing Festival at Bruce’s Field on March 4, 2022!…
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February 15, 2022

482 Trainers Accepted to Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announces today the acceptance of 482 trainers, including both individuals and team members, to the 2022 class of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA).…
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February 11, 2022

Kirsten Green Named Executive Director of the Retired Racehorse Project

Kirsten Green has been named as the new executive director of the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) at the conclusion of a national search by a hiring committee comprised of board members.…
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February 1, 2022

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with #HeartOfAThoroughbred Contest!

There’s no doubt that Thoroughbreds have heart — that’s what draws so many of us to the breed!…
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January 31, 2022

2022 Thoroughbred Makeover Vendor Fair Now Open for Application

The Vendor Fair is located in the TCA Covered Arena on the concourse, which is the hub of activity at the Thoroughbred Makeover all week long including with competition, demonstrations and seminars. Outdoor spaces are also available.…
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January 25, 2022

Retired Racehorse Project Elects New Board Members and Officers

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) is pleased to announce the election of a new board chair, Sue Smith, and vice chair, Richard Lamb, along with the addition of three new board members: Malinda Lawrence, JudithAnn Hartman, and Clare and Tom…
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January 11, 2022

T.I.P. Announces Expanded Championships at Thoroughbred Makeover

After a successful Barrel Racing Championships in 2021, T.I.P. and the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) are partnering to offer an expanded Western Championships and a Central Region Dressage Championships during the 2022 Thoroughbred Makeover.…
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January 3, 2022

2022 Thoroughbred Makeover Applications Open For Submission

Applications for the 2022 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, are now open for submission through close of business day on January 21.…
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December 3, 2021

After the Finish Line’s Charity Auction of Breeders’ Cup Hats to Benefit RRP & Others

After the Finish Line’s 6th Annual Charity Auction of Breeders’ Cup Hats starts this Sunday, December 5th. The auction, which runs for one week, is one of After the Finish Line’s fundraisers that benefits its grant making activity.…
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December 1, 2021

2022 Thoroughbred Makeover Rulebook Now Available

An updated rulebook is now available to be read online for the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. Print copies will be available for purchase at a later date.…
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November 24, 2021

Jen Roytz to Step Back From RRP Leadership

After serving for four years as Retired Racehorse Project’s executive director and five years prior to that as a board member, Jen Roytz announced this week that she will be stepping down from her leadership role at the end of…
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November 23, 2021

Can You Rise to the RRP’s Challenge?

Dr. Carolyn Karlson will match donations this season up to $25,000.…
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November 20, 2021

Subscribe Now for the Winter Issue of OTTB Magazine!

Don’t miss your chance to get the big Makeover wrap-up issue in your mailbox this season!…
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October 26, 2021

The 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium is One For the History Books

The Retired Racehorse Project produced the first-ever “Mega-Makeover” on October 12-17, 2021, welcoming two competition years’ worth of horses to the 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America.…
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October 25, 2021

Forthegreatergood is 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover Champion

Forthegreatergood, trained by Laura Sloan, is your 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover Champion, sponsored by Churchill Downs!…
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October 25, 2021

Thunderous Affair Is 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover Champion

Thunderous Affair, trained by Lindsey Partridge, was selected by the panel of judges of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, as the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover Champion, sponsored by Churchill Downs.…
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October 25, 2021

Final Day of Preliminary Competition Wraps at the Thoroughbred Makeover

The culmination of ten months — or, for the 2020 horses, almost two years — of hard work came to fruition today at the Kentucky Horse Park as the final day of preliminary competition came to a close.…
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October 17, 2021

Day Two at the Thoroughbred Makeover & National Symposium

The Kentucky Horse Park was humming with activity today, with eight of the ten Thoroughbred Makeover disciplines running preliminary competition, in addition to the first round of the inaugural Thoroughbred Incentive Program Barrel Racing Championships.…
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October 13, 2021

First Day of Preliminary Competition Wraps at Thoroughbred “Mega-Makeover”

The first day of preliminary competition is in the books at the 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, with Dressage and Show Jumper taking the spotlight as the competition’s two most popular classes this year.…
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September 29, 2021

Two Week ’Til Showtime at the Thoroughbred Makeover

In just two weeks, preliminary competition will be taking place at the 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America — aka, the Mega-Makeover!…
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September 22, 2021

RRP Wins ASPCA Equine Welfare Award

The RRP is honored to have been named the Equine Welfare Award winner at the 2021 ASPCA Humane Awards!…
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September 17, 2021

Third Annual Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit to Take Place at Thoroughbred Makeover

The third annual Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit on Tuesday, October 12 will kick off a week of Thoroughbred-centered activities at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America.…
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