Press Kit & Credentials

The Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, is the banner event of the Retired Racehorse Project, a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds. The Makeover is the biggest and most lucrative retraining competition in the world for recently-retired racehorses, offering over $100,000 in prize money.

2022 Media Team

Hundreds of off-track Thoroughbreds will compete at the 2023 Thoroughbred Makeover on October 11-14, 2023 at the Kentucky Horse Park. From 2017-2022, over 200,000 people experienced the Thoroughbred Makeover through in-person attendance and online livestreaming via Facebook Live, USEF Network and Bloodhorse. The competition has been covered by The Horse, Bloodhorse, Paulick Report, Thoroughbred Daily News, The Chronicle of the Horse, Daily Racing Form, and many more.

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Information for photographers: CanterClix is the official photographer of the Thoroughbred Makeover. Other photographers should fill out the form below to request press credentials.


General press and photographer policy:

Credentialed press and photographers have access to the entire grounds at the Thoroughbred Makeover, including the barns and ringside at all competition areas. Press and photographers may not shoot from inside competition areas. Please note that the official show photographer CanterClix and RRP media staff take priority in ringside shooting locations during competition and awards ceremonies.

Photographers cannot operate under both a commercial photographer and a press pass. Applications for both during the same event will be denied.

All press and photographers must wear their credentials identifying them as accredited media at all times when using their camera. Lost credentials must be replaced and will be subjected to a $50 fee.

There is no formal dress code, but press and photographers are asked to present themselves professionally.


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