Former racehorses showcase their second careers in Aintree RoR Parade

RoR Parade will feature Lady Buttons

The second day of the Randox Grand National Festival on Friday, 12 April, sees the return of the annual Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Parade at 12.40pm before racing starts. The line-up of eight horses taking part in the RoR Parade illustrates the versatility of the Thoroughbred. It shows off the diverse options available to racehorses after their racing careers end. The parade includes horses excelling in slightly more unconventional activities, such as horseball, and the more traditional disciplines of dressage and showing. Blaklion Aintree favourite Blaklion returns to the course where…

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Only a Week to Vote for the Prestigious RoR Awards 2024

RoR Awards

With just one week remaining, the countdown is on for the public to cast their vote on the finalists for the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Awards. Particular focus and excitement surround the Sir Peter O’Sullevan RoR Community Impact and The Jockey Club RoR Horse of the Year Awards. The voting window closes on Friday, 19 January at 5pm, so seize the opportunity to cast your vote and celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of these former racehorses. The RoR Awards spotlight the exceptional stories of resilience and adaptability as former racehorses embark…

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Celtic Silver Triumphs in Ri-Dry RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge

Celtic Silver and Sara Cork winners of the Ri-Dry RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge

In a compelling display of the vibrant second careers that await retired racehorses, Celtic Silver, a 14-year-old gelding, clinched the top spot in the 2023 Ri-Dry RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge. The culmination of the competition saw six finalists converge on Saturday 18 November, for a thrilling day of hunting with the North Staffordshire Hunt. After meticulously reviewing entries from across the country, the judging panel selected six finalists for the ultimate showdown. The title of the best hunter was bestowed upon Celtic Silver, owned and ridden by Sara Cork…

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Entries open for The Jockey Club RoR National Championships 2023

Entries open for the jockey club for national championships

Entries are now open for The Jockey Club RoR National Championships, held at Aintree International Equestrian Centre on 23rd – 26th August 2023, featuring classes for showing, dressage, arena eventing and showjumping, culminating with the crowning of The RoR Elite Performance Award for Dressage and The Tattersalls RoR Ridden Showing Series Supreme Champion during Saturday’s evening performance. Generously sponsored by The Jockey Club, the annual extravaganza has previously attracted thousands of former racehorses to enter throughout the years and is the biggest event in Great Britain for showcasing the versatility of the thoroughbred together with…

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Don’t all working horses deserve to live a decent life in retirement?

Waqaas on gallops 2020

“Don’t all working horses deserve to live a decent life in retirement?” Says experienced racehorse syndicate owner, Michele Hill-Perkins This is a story of a very special racehorse, Waqaas, and his owner Michele Hill-Perkins who together, have helped one another in ways that could not have been anticipated. In 2012, a few amateur racehorse owners decided to buy a retiring racehorse called Red Mischief from her Lambourne-based trainer as a brood mare for £3,000. Red Mischief as a flat racer had been placed several times and won over 6f at Leicester.…

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