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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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TAKE2 Thoroughbred League’s 2017 Dates Set

Floral Park, NY…The TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program today announced the qualifying period for the TAKE2 Thoroughbred League’s 2017 season, which will run from Oct. 3, 2016 through Aug. 27, 2017, for both the Hunter and Jumper Divisions. Created in 2015

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Q&A With Hunter Star And OTTB Campaigner Ashley Williams

Jumper Nation: You may have noticed that an off-the-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) placed fourth at Junior Hunter Finals. That’s right . . . an OTTB. Because I found this story so exciting and full of hope for the breed, I followed

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Thoroughbreds Thrive At Vermont Summer Festival

Jump Media: East Dorset, VT – Patricia Hurter of Harvard, MA, was crowned champion of the $1,400 TAKE2 Thoroughbred Jumper Division during week five of the Vermont Summer Festival, continuing a season of success and popularity for the TAKE2 Thoroughbred

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Fasig-Tipton Signs On As TAKE2 Supporter

The team at Fasig-Tipton is hard at work getting ready for their premier Saratoga Sale, which celebrates its 96th edition Aug. 8-9. But all of the focus is not on the superstars of tomorrow that will parade through the sales ring at

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