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Alphabet Soup: What is in a name?
Alphabet Soup: What is in a name?

Alphabet Soup is one of our all-time favorite racehorses here at the TAA. In the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Woodbine, he was the horse who shocked the racing world with a track record performance, but it wasn’t just the time that was stunning. More than that, it was the horses he defeated.  That year’s […]

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Aftercare and the Success of a Race Meet: An Emerging Partnership
Aftercare and the Success of a Race Meet: An Emerging Partnership

Depending on who you ask, the success of a race meet and/or racing event is somewhat dependent on a few well known things; the weather, horses, attendance and amount wagered. (Sometimes it is the soft pretzels.) Thoroughbred racing’s biggest and best events almost always “plan” for good weather. The weather will almost always reflect attendance. Good […]

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The Infrastructure of the OTTB Horse Show and How It has Changed the Perception of the Breed
The Infrastructure of the OTTB Horse Show and How It has Changed the Perception of the Breed

I’m well aware as I start to write this edition of the TAA blog that I will be dating myself, but with no other way to write this, here goes… “Back in the day” the Off the Track Thoroughbred was often seen as a champion in the show world. “Back in the day” riders on […]

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We’re not in Kentucky anymore…
We’re not in Kentucky anymore…

As the days start getting shorter and the TAA inspection process for 2016 draws to an end, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the expectations of the site inspections and the inspectors of a TAA-accredited (or to-be-accredited) organization.

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How a hippie from Canada ends up in Lexington…
How a hippie from Canada ends up in Lexington…

Pretty much how most people end up in Lexington: horses.

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