Photo credit Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club

Spa Diary: Kieron Magee’s Games Begin

When Jack O Liam left New York in March, the 3-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky was a maiden. A veteran of six races in which he’d never been better than third, he started his career in the barn of Gary Contessa, who shipped him south to run at Laurel after a string of New…

Akindale Farm in Pawling, NY, one of more than 40 TAA accreditated aftercare facilities. Photo courtesy of Akindale.

Thoroughbred Aftercare: Big Progress in a Short Time

Last week, Saratoga Springs’ Mayor Joanne Yepsen proclaimed that August is Racehorse Retirement Month in the city. The proclamation came as part of an event at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to introduce Racehorse Aftercare Charities of Saratoga Springs, a coalition of the area’s growing number of facilities dedicated to caring…