How does the Retired Racehorse Project work?

How does the Retired Racehorse Project work?

The Retired Racehorse Project, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, created the Thoroughbred Makeover to showcase the trainability and talent of off-track Thoroughbreds. This is the only national gathering of the organizations, trainers, and farms dedicated to serving these horses when they retire from racing.

How much does Retired Racehorse Project cost?

RRP membership costs $45 per year and includes a one-year subscription to Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine, a copy of Retired Racehorse Resource Directory, free ticket to the Thoroughbred Makeover, discounts from sponsors, and other benefits. Each trainer will pay a $200 entry fee online with the application.

What does it mean when a horse is RRP eligible?

Horses that cross-trained in other disciplines during their active racing careers are eligible as long as they did not show or compete in those other disciplines. Non-discipline-specific ground work such as longeing, long lining, and round pen work from the ground do not count as training for a second career.

How much does a non racing thoroughbred cost?

The Cost of an OTTB The average purchase price or adoption fee for an OTTB was $1,985, but that number factors in the 31 percent of horses that were acquired for free. Removing those free horses from the equation puts the average price of an OTTB at $2,894.

What is a retired racehorse called?

A retired Thoroughbred racehorse is called an “Off The Track Thoroughbred,(OTTB). An OTTB is registered with the Jockey Club and retired from racing or training due to injury, lack of talent, or old age.

How much does a good racehorse cost?

The cost of racehorses varies greatly depending on their pedigree and conformation. The average sales price of a racehorse is $76,612. The average price for a two-year-old thoroughbred in training is $94,247, and the average cost for a yearling is $84,722.

How do you adopt a retired racehorse?

Private rescue agencies. Private rescue agencies rehabilitate racehorses and are often the most reliable place to adopt your retired racehorse.