Retired Racehorse Project

Feb 01, 2018

794 Trainers Accepted to Compete at 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

Welcome to the Thoroughbred Makeover Class of 2018! We're thrilled to announce that a record 794 trainers have been accepted to compete for their share of $100,000 in prize money at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America and held Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. This is a 37 percent increase from the 578 trainers accepted in 2017.

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Dec 01, 2017 Eventing News

Applications Open for 2018 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover

Retired Racehorse Project announced today the opening of trainer applications for the 2018 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover. Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2018, and trainer approvals will be announced on February 1, 2018.

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Feb 17, 2017 Young Event Horse

Retired Racehorse Project and United States Eventing Association Collaborate to Educate Trainers

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP), aimed at educating the trainers of young event horses and Thoroughbred ex-racehorses.

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Feb 07, 2017

578 Trainers Named for 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover, 222 Potential Entries for Eventing

The Retired Racehorse Project announced today that 578 trainers have been accepted to compete for their share of $100,000 in prize money at the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 5-8. The trainers approved to compete this year, 65 of whom expect to bring two horses, include some of the most highly respected in their disciplines.

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Dec 07, 2016

Retired Racehorse Project Welcomes Trainer Applications for the 2017 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover

Retired Racehorse Project announced today the opening of trainer applications for the 2017 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover. Approved trainers will acquire recently retired Thoroughbred racehorses and introduce them to second careers. Disciplines offered are barrel racing, competitive trails, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunter, show jumper, and working ranch.

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Nov 01, 2016

Long Live the Thoroughbred! Thoroughbred Makeover Wows Thousands

Fans of the Thoroughbred horse flocked to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., by the thousands over the weekend for the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, a $100,000 competition in which trainers take less than a year to transform a racehorse into master of up to two equestrian disciplines. The event is organized by Retired Racehorse Project and is presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America.

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Oct 17, 2016

Over Three Hundred Thoroughbreds Entered in RRP's Thoroughbred Makeover

After nine months of training 302 Thoroughbred horses that retired recently from 62 different racetracks across North America are on their way to Lexington, Kentucky. Their destination is the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America on October 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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Jun 28, 2016

Tickets Now On Sale for $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium

Tickets go on sale today for the Retired Racehorse Project’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). 

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May 06, 2016 Competitions

OTTBs Prove Their Worth at Rolex Kentucky

Off-track Thoroughbreds proved once again that they are the horses with heart at the 2016 Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event. Finishing a four-star takes toughness, and doing it in the rain takes Thoroughbred blood.

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Feb 02, 2016

Thoroughbred Makeover Receives Applications from 488 Trainers for 741 Horses

Retired Racehorse Project announced today the results of a four-week effort to recruit experienced horse trainers for the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover. 

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Jan 04, 2016

Retired Racehorse Project Seeks 500 Trainers for $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover

Retired Racehorse Project (RRP), a nonprofit organization that promotes off-track Thoroughbreds for multiple equestrian sports, today opened an online application for participation in the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover.

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