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TAKE2 Unveils New Junior Rider Award, Presented By TCA

The TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc. and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) are pleased to announce the addition of a new award, the TAKE2 High-Score Junior Rider Award, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America.  This new award recognizes the junior riders competing on

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TAKE2 Champs To Be Honored At Capital Challenge

The High-Score Champions of the TAKE2 Thoroughbred League have been named, and once again Scotty Sherman’s Feather takes the honors in the TAKE2 Hunter division. The TAKE2 High-Score Jumper is Maureen Allen’s Breda, who is trained by Maureen’s husband, Bob,

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Inaugural TAKE2 Jet Run Awards

The success of two of the most prominent Thoroughbred aftercare programs in the country will be celebrated with the inaugural TAKE2 Jet Run Awards. Turning for Home Racehorse Retirement Program, launched in May of 2008 and funded by the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred

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The TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program

Sidelines Magazine: Rick Violette, Jr. got his start in the equine industry showing hunters and jumpers on the East Coast circuit. He also galloped racehorses part time before opting to make a career at the racetrack. Now, as president of the

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TCA Charity of the Month: TAKE2 Brings TBs Back to the Show Ring

TCA News: Launched in 2012, the TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program sponsors Thoroughbred-only classes at horse shows across the country. The program was the brain child of Thoroughbred trainer and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) President Rick Violette, who

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OTTB Makes Girl’s Dream Come True

TDN: Barefoot Mailman (Silver Train) didn’t accomplish much on the racetrack, but the now 8-year-old seems ready to do something far more important than winning a horse race–bringing joy and hope to a 15-year-old girl who has been battling bone cancer. Converted

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New Vocations Opens New York Facility

Blood-Horse: New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced Jan. 10 the official opening of its New York satellite facility at October Hill Farm near Fort Edward. Owned by Dan and Danielle Dill, the brand-new equestrian facility has partnered with New Vocations to assist

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TAKE2 Creates Award to Highlight Aftercare Organizations

TDN: The TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program has unveiled a new year-end award designed to highlight the role of accredited aftercare organizations in creating second careers for retired racehorses, it was announced Monday. The TAKE2 Jet Run Award will honor the

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TAKE2 Announces 2016 Year-End Standings

Floral Park, NY…The TAKE2 Thoroughbred League today announced the final standings for the 2016 season. TAKE2’s High-Score Jumper was Grace Allen’s Bowie. A 15-year-old sophomore at Moorestown High School in Moorestown, NJ, Grace has been riding all her life. Bowie

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Failed racehorse has big lead in OTTB hunters

Off Track Thoroughbreds: Scotty Sherman’s Feather has soared to a commanding lead in the TAKE2 Hunter Division with 4,648 points, more than double that of Cree Sauer’s Cooperstown now in second place. Feather, who raced under the name She’s From Money,

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