Increasing demand for thoroughbreds beyond racing


Thoroughbred Broodmare Transition Symposium

Start Date/Time: July 10, 2024

Thoroughbred Broodmare Transition Symposium
Wednesday, July 10 at Spy Coast Farm in Lexington, KY
Join the RRP for an afternoon of demonstrations and panel discussions with leading professionals and organizations, all geared towards educating trainers and riders about the unique needs of former broodmares. Co-hosted by Mareworthy Charities and made possible with a grant from the ASPCA.

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Saratoga Community Booth

Start Date/Time: August 2, 2024

Stop by NYRA’s Community Booth at Saratoga to visit with RRP staff, learn more about our programs, browse a limited selection of RRP logowear, and collect a trading card featuring Saratoga stars who went on to second careers!

Real Rider Cup: Maryland

Start Date/Time: September 13, 2024

Real Rider Cup Fair Hill
Friday, September 13 at Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show
Doors open at 4 PM
Join us for a spirited evening of thrilling competition as the racing industry teams up with OTTBs to raise funds for Thoroughbred aftercare!

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Thoroughbred Makeover

Start Date/Time: October 9, 2024
End Date/Time: October 12, 2024

Hundreds of off-track Thoroughbreds, each with 10 months or less of retraining. Three days of competition in 10 different disciplines, vying for a share of over $100,000 in prize money. Thousands of spectators watching online and in person. And at the end, one overall winner, crowned Thoroughbred Makeover Champion. Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America.

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Past Event: Aftercare Industry Month

Start Date/Time: February 6, 2024
End Date/Time: February 27, 2024
Thanks to the support of Thoroughbred Education & Research Foundation (TERF), the RRP is proud to present Aftercare Industry Month, a virtual conference open to all with a professional interest in Thoroughbred aftercare from all facets of the industry.
Aftercare Industry Month will include four webinar sessions in the month of February that will provide an interactive experience for attendees to explore topics in-depth that pertain both to non-profit organizations and business entities. Find session topics, panelist information, and event registration at

Past Event: Pimlico Sunrise Tours

Start Date/Time: May 14, 2024
End Date/Time: May 17, 2024

Pimlico Sunrise Tours
Tuesday, May 14-Friday May 17, 6 AM-9 AM daily
Enjoy a complimentary tour of Pimlico Race Course, and visit the Retired Racehorse Project as an official tour stop to learn more about Thoroughbreds beyond racing!
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Past Event: The RRP at KY3DE

Start Date/Time: April 25, 2024
End Date/Time: April 28, 2024

The RRP will once again have a presence at Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event! Mark your calendars for the following activities and demos during the event, April 25-28 at the Kentucky Horse Park:

Shop the RRP Booth presented by Ariat
All week, RRP Booth 106
Shop to support & wear your OTTB pride with new gear at the RRP booth!

Limited Edition Thoroughbreds of the Kentucky 3-Day Poster presented by Triple Crown Nutrition
All week, RRP Booth 106
Each year this collectible poster celebrates an iconic Thoroughbred who has campaigned at the 5* level of eventing. The 2024 poster featuring Phillip Dutton & The Foreman is FREE with a purchase or donation. Check with Triple Crown in their booth for autograph session schedule with Phillip.

Support the RRP’s Fund-a-Need Campaign
All week, RRP Booth 106
Purchase the RRP’s “Rise & Grind” T-shirt and $5.00 of your purchase price go towards buying lunches and coffee for the 2024 Thoroughbred Makeover volunteers!

Picking Prospects for Eventing with Alison O’Dwyer
Thursday, 1:00 PM, Walnut Ring
2023 Thoroughbred Makeover Champion Alison O’Dwyer will share insights on how she evaluates conformation when selecting horses for Eventing.

Cross Country Course Walk with Allison Springer presented by BUCKEYE Nutrition & SmartPak
Thursday, 3:00 PM, meet at 5* course fence one
Get the inside scoop on tackling this big cross-country course from veteran 5* event rider Allison Springer.

Jumping Exercises for Moving Up to Preliminary with Kyle Carter presented by Ride iQ
Friday, 1:00 PM, Walnut Ring
Featuring Thoroughbred Makeover graduates who have progressed in their training, Olympian, 5* rider & expert coach Kyle Carter shares valuable exercises for horses preparing to move up to the Preliminary level.

New Vocations 7th Annual Open Barn & BBQ
Thursday, 4 PM, 719 Dolan Lane, Lexington
A celebration of Thoroughbreds in second careers! Enjoy tours, a meet-and-greet with the horses, demonstrations, and delicious food and drinks. Free to attend! Learn more and RSVP HERE.


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