The Rolex 23

The Rolex Kentucky CCI**** on the last weekend of April is where Thoroughbreds prove each year that they are the best sport horses on the planet. RRTP's Erin Pittman has researched the pedigrees, race records, and eventing records of the Thoroughbreds entered this year and will soon publish a detailed article that offers everything you will need to handicap the Thoroughbreds in America's only CCI**** event.

Rolex Three Day Event – Thoroughbred entries (as of 3/31/2014):

Competition Name (Rider/Owner)             Country
Jockey Club Name (Place of Birth), Year of Birth sex, Sire-Dam-Damsire
Race Record: Starts-Win-Place-Show, $earnings
USEA Competition Record:  CCI4*-CCI3*-CIC3*-Advanced HT (USEA Points) ß only completed events counted; Eliminations, WD, etc. not counted in totals. NOTE: some horse/rider combinations may have competition points outside the US that are NOT included in this listing.
*Many thanks to the Jockey Club Information Systems (http://www.equineline.com) for providing Lifetime Past Performance records free of charge on all of the ex-racehorses!

Anthony Patch  (Lainey Ashker/rider)        USA
Alex’s Castledream (NJ)
, 1999 gelding, Castle Guard – Aimee Alexis – Right Mind
Race Record:  10 – 0 – 0 – 0, $815
USEA Competition Record:  2 – 4 – 3 – 16  (647)

Can’t Fire Me (Becky Holder/Melissa & Phil Town, Tom Holder)       USA
Can’t Fire Me (TX), 1999 gelding, Fire Maker – Dipped in White – Diplomat Way
Race Record:  7 – 0 – 0 – 0, $405
USEA Competition Record: 0 – 2 – 9 – 8  (504.5)  Withdrawn as of 4/16/14

Letter from RRTP President to Owners and Riders of Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses

You have probably heard by now that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently released a video to kick off a campaign against horse racing. The video is nine minutes long and is taken from seven hours of footage taped secretly by a woman who got a job working in the barn of Steve Asmussen’s long-time assistant trainer Scott Blasi. PETA has called on the public to never bet on or attend another horse race.

Statement From RRTP Board

The recently launched campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) calling on the public to stop attending and betting on horse races does not serve the interests of horses.

Thoroughbreds love to run and they depend on the resources of a vibrant sport to ensure that they are honored and cared for. Racehorses instill in Americans a connection to the natural world that cannot and should not be denied. It is a connection we share with our ancestors and one that we should preserve.

Like all horse sports, racing must constantly evaluate its rules, undertake research, and support progressive practices that benefit the horses. The work of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, Thoroughbred Charities of America, and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation are a few examples of industry efforts toward these ends. We encourage anyone interested in horse welfare to read what these organizations do and support them in their efforts.

The Board of Directors of the Retired Racehorse Training Project applauds efforts by organizations and individuals inside the racing industry to protect Thoroughbred horses from injury while training and racing at America's tracks. When horses retire sound from racing our mission of facilitating their placement in second careers is served.

Ask a Nutritionist: Gastric Ulcers and the OTTB

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Current estimates indicate that approximately 80% of thoroughbreds retiring from racing suffer from gastric ulcers ranging from mild to severe. To understand how to help your OTTB recover from gastric ulcers it is helpful to understand why gastric ulcers are so prevalent in race horses.

Your Story: A Star Turn

IR1A4531Red 2Red 3EDITMovie star, catalogue model, charity fundraiser, guest horse and public relations professional—Big Red is one OTTB with a long and diverse resume.

In his biggest role, Big Red, whose Jockey Club name is Trolley's Boy, was one of several horses that played Secretariat in the 2010 Disney movie. His audition for the role took place during the 2008 Secretariat Foundation Festival look-alike contest in Paris, Kentucky. With his Secretariat-like markings and chestnut color, he was a shoe-in for the famous racehorse, and Penny Chenery herself picked him out.

(left: Big Red in the spotlight as a model for Kerrits)

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