Expanding OTTB Markets Discussed at Seminar

Topics from wise spending at aftercare facilities to off-the-track-Thoroughbred psychology were discussed.

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In light of the ever-growing issue of Thoroughbred racehorse aftercare, a series of speakers were invited to share their knowledge at an Oct. 18-19 professional education seminar offered by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.

On the first day of the conference, topics ranging from how to spend money wisely at aftercare facilities to the psychology of an off-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) were discussed.

One of the speakers, Steuart Pittman of the Retired Racehorse Training Project, had an interesting perspective on how to expand markets for ex-racehorses.

Pittman, a horse farm owner from Maryland, educates people about the qualities of Thoroughbreds through symposiums and clinics, horse expos, training publications and videos, social media, off-track Thoroughbred horse shows and classes, special awards, and on-track demonstrations

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Esther Marr is a staff writer for The Blood-Horse magazine.

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