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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

America's Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest Launched by Retired Racehorse Project

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today a lineup of ten Thoroughbred ex-racehorses being trained in ten equestrian disciplines by ten prominent trainers for a purse of $10,000. The teams make up America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest, an event designed to educate the public about the versatility and trainability of Thoroughbreds that have raced.

Retired Racehorse Project’s web site features pages for each horse where training updates and videos will be posted. RRP’s online followers will be asked for commentary and opinion as the horses prepare for appearances on October 4-5 at the Thoroughbred Makeover: a Marketplace and National Symposium at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore. The winners will be determined by popular vote and the input of celebrity judges.

“This is the fourth competition that RRP has organized to prove to the public that Thoroughbreds off the track are the most trainable, generous, and talented four-legged animals on the planet,” said RRP’s founder Steuart Pittman. “The trainers this time are some of the best in their disciplines and the past racing connections of the horses are engaged. Everyone is in it for the horses and the result will be a larger and better educated market of buyers and adopters.”

“As a racing owner nothing is more important to me than educating equestrians who might someday own and care for one of these horses,” said Bourbon Lane Stables partner and RRP vice president Carolyn Karlson. “These ten horses and trainers will inspire us and they will inspire the public.”

The Thoroughbred Makeover at Pimlico also includes this year the TCA Thoroughbred Marketplace (made possible by a grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America), an expanded schedule of educational seminars, special demonstrations, and a sponsor fair.

More information may be found at this link.

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