Thoroughbred Racing

Thoroughbred Articles from The Equine Report




All Thoroughbred horses trace back to three Arabians imported to England in the 18th century. Thoroughbreds have been bred for stamina and speed ever since. Thoroughbred blood adds value to other breeds, whether the TB is allowed into the studbook (as with the Appendix Quarter Horse and the warmblood breeds) or is used for hybrid vigor (Appendix QH, Anglo-Arabian, half-TB pintos and more). Watch Thoroughbreds run: you’re mesmerized as the race develops. Is a horse coming from behind, leading all the way, sticking to the rail, going wide, or boxed in? It’s all very cerebral and strategic until the horses turn for home and reach deep inside for that last bit of courage… Then the crowd starts chanting “C’mon” and “Go-go-go” until they are all yelling like crazy, even the elegant ladies in their stylish hats.

Ann’s Photo of the Week: Exercise is a Science

If there's a race, clinic, or show in Northwest Louisiana, you'll see Ann Switalski there with her trusty camera and…
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The Last Month: Almost Ready For The Thoroughbred Makeover Competition

By Emily McAtee. This is it. I’m not going to say that our last month of Retired Racehorse Project work…
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Auction to Benefit Old Friends

by Barbara Newtown. Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms held an auction of racing memorabilia, fine art, and exclusive tours at…
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