Category: Turning for Home

2014 Turning for Home Adopted Horses

2014 Turning for Home Adopted Horses

In 2014, more than 150 horses were adopted through Turning for Home! We’ve seen horses go into homes from right here in Bucks County, Pa., to California, and even all the way up to Canada. These former racehorses are being trained in many different disciplines, including hunter/jumpers, stadium jumping, dressage, eventing, fox hunting, jousting (yes!), trail riding, team penning, barrel […]

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PHBA Stallion Season Auction to Benefit Turning for Home & PAC

PHBA Stallion Season Auction to Benefit Turning for Home & PAC

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association will be hosting their 5th Annual Stallion Auction event starting on Jan. 29th and ending on Jan. 31st. Stallions offered will include Jump Start, Tale of Ekati, Wiseman’s Ferry, Shackleford, Afleet Alex, and many more. The Auction will be held through . It’s quick and easy to register and bid. Proceeds from the auction benefit […]

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Turning for Home Sponsors Thoroughbred Shows

Thoroughbreds are athletic animals who can go on to new careers in many disciplines, like dressage, jumping or even western pleasure. At Turning for Home, we support these second careers through sponsorships of OTTB classes, divisions and series, with the goal being to promote the varied abilities of the Thoroughbred breed. The attributes that allow Thoroughbreds to be so successful […]

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Bonnie for the Win!

Bonnie for the Win!

Bonnie Hutton, director of , is planning to compete in the 2014 Mongol Derby, which is the longest horse race in the world! We are proud supporters of Bonnie, and urge anyone who is interested in donating to visit her website, , to learn more. She is riding in support of After the Races, which means our horses from Turning […]

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Turning for Home Featured on Comcast SportsNet PA Derby Broadcast

NBC10’s SHEENA PARVEEN worked with Comcast SportsNet to profile former Turning for Home gelding SOUTH FLEET in his new career as a police horse, as well as met with some of our Parx Racing trainers who have sent horses to Turning for Home. http://essayprofs.com/

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Turning For Home Moves into Fifth Year of Retiring Parx Horses

Turning For Home Moves into Fifth Year of Retiring Parx Horses

Nearing its fifth anniversary, the PTHA’s racehorse retirement program Turning For Home currently boasts 870 retirees, and continues to accept four horses a week for rehabilitation, retraining, and eventual adoption. “We have made a huge impact on the racing industry since PTHA Executive Director Michael Ballezzi started this program,” said Barbara Luna, who, as administrator, oversees the day to day […]

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Turning For Home Sponsors Hunter Classic at All Thoroughbred Show

Turning For Home Sponsors Hunter Classic at All Thoroughbred Show

Turning For Home presented the winner’s blanket to Briana Gonzalez and her 20-year-old Thoroughbred, Front Page News, in the featured $1,500 Hunter classic on Sunday, October 21 at the Fall For Horses Show. Also making headlines were Turning For Home graduates Just Turn West, Ruffles and Ridges, E Street Shuffle, Longing for Lori, Reward the Lady and Fiftytwoweekhigh. The Fall […]

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Parx Donates $50,000 to Turning For Home

Parx Donates $50,000 to Turning For Home

Turning For Home, the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association’s racehorse retirement program at Parx Racing, was the recipient of a $50,000 donation from the racetrack on August 21. The presentation was made during the unveiling of sculptor Nic Fiddian-Green’s “Horse At Water,“ which was placed in front of the Parx Casino. The statue is the first of the sculptor’s in the […]

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PHBA’s Focus On Parx Racing’s Turning for Home

PHBA’s Focus On Parx Racing’s Turning for Home

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association is proud to support the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) Turning for Home, the model program for Parx Racing’s retired racehorses. In just four years, the program has offered safe retirement to over 730 thoroughbreds, a large percentage of them Pennsylvania-breds who have been allowed chances at new careers off the racetrack. “Our mission is […]

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Kelsey Lefever Case Appalling, Retirement Group Makes a Difference

BENSALEM, PA — Amid concerns on the state and national level about the practice of racehorse slaughter, the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) announced today that nearly 700 horses have been safely retired through a program it implemented in May 2008 called Turning for Home. Since its creation just under four years ago, Turning for Home — the PTHA’s racehorse […]

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